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Parade route to change

Because of the construction at the intersection of Highway 21 and 9th Street in Rincon, the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade on Saturday will turn off Highway 21 onto 8th Street and then proceed to Richland Avenue.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Group seeks stop to plant’s discharge into Ogeechee

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSP’s Troop I honored at Challenge Awards

Georgia State Patrol Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to win big Friday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 12th Annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Not forgotten

s a young soldier, Mick Kicklighter served two tours of duty in Vietnam, including one stint with the famed 101st Airborne Division.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon hopeful on new ISO rates

The city of Rincon should be hearing soon on new ISO ratings, and Fire Chief Corey Rahn is eagerly awaiting the results.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Floyd wants Ogeechee resolution

Forrest Floyd already has in mind what one of his first orders of business will be after he takes office.

November 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Size of victory surprises Kessler

Republican Wendall Kessler was confident in his chances of winning his race against Democrat Franklin Goldwire for Effingham County Board of Commissioners chairman at-large, but he had no idea he'd carry 63 percent of the vote.

November 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Vietnam vets to be honored at Veterans Day observance

The Veterans Park of Effingham County is marking the 10th anniversary of its dedication with a special Veterans Day program, which will be held Sunday starting at 4 p.m.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


2012 Election Results

County Commission

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County commission District 1 results

Bob Brantley - 903 (24.35%)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


County commission chairman at-large results

Franklin Goldwire - 7,307 (36.58%)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


DNR accepting proposals for coastal incentive grants

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD) has announced that proposals are now being accepted for Coastal Incentive Grants Cycle 16.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Kingston vying for an 11th term

In his quest for an 11th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jack Kingston will go up against an opponent he still has yet to meet in-person.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Contentious 12th District race coming to an end

One of the most acrimonious and expensive Congressional races will end Tuesday.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to discuss signal work

Effingham County commissioners will consider Tuesday a proposal for a change order on work to be done at the intersection of Old Augusta Road and Highway 21.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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County opts to join CORE MPO for a small slice

Effingham County is set to get a seat at the table of the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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