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County OKs discount drug card proposal

Effingham County commissioners have approved an agreement to provide discount prescription cards to county residents.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GFB accepting entries for hay contest

MACON - Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2012 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia testing lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Deadline to register for general election is Oct. 8

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 8 for the November general election. The general election will be held Nov. 6. Registration status can be checked at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp or by calling the Effingham County Elections and Registration office at 754-8030.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Annual Effingham County Fair set for Oct. 22-27

The Effingham County Fair board of directors and committee are preparing for the 2012 Effingham County Fair, which will be held Oct. 22-27 at the Fairgrounds in Springfield.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Mars lands Fox Theatre Institute grant

The Mars Theatre is getting a boost from one of Georgia's most venerable performing venues.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search on for drug court fugitive

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a felon who absconded from a treatment facility in Augusta.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Teen in jail after high-speed chase

A Springfield man was arrested early Saturday morning after leading Effingham County Sheriff's Deputies on a high-speed pursuit.

September 17, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Five students from Faith Equestrian compete at 2012 Special Olympics

More than 200 Special Olympics athletes, 25 Unified Partners and 90 coaches from around the state were in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on Aug. 24-26 for the Special Olympics Horse Show. The competition features riders in dressage, showmanship, walking trail, English and Western style riding.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State archives to close to public access Nov. 1

Budget cuts have led to the closure of the state archives to the public, effective Nov. 1, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Springfield, SCAD to push forward on work to secure historic district

The future of a Springfield historic district may be getting a push forward, after city council members approved a contract with Savannah College of Art and Design students and professors.

September 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon narrows chief search down to final four candidates

Rincon City Council members could make a decision on a new police chief at their next meeting.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Online ‘spice’ buy leads to arrests

A Springfield man has been arrested on charges of purchasing the synthetically-produced drug "spice" online and then selling it in and around Effingham County.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


United Way sets lofty goal

Exactly one month to the day after community advocate Connie Burns died unexpectedly at the age of 43, the United Way of Effingham County dedicated its 2013 fundraising campaign to her.

September 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham CAP holds SAREX

The Effingham Civil Air Patrol Squadron had training in a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) held in St. Simons Island.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Riverkeeper files appeal on textile plant’s permit

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed an appeal Friday in protest of a wastewater discharge permit allowing a textiles plant to release chemical-laden waste into the Ogeechee River.

September 10, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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