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No opposition for Zeigler, Loper, Brantley

There's only one candidate for Effingham County's newly-created commission chairman at-large seat, but two other countywide offices will be contested in July's partisan primaries.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon tries to keep patrol cars out on the road

The Rincon Police Department is embarking on a stringent new set of guidelines for upkeep of its cars, Chief Michael Berry said.

May 25, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson, Chambliss back expanding G.I. Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that they are co-sponsoring legislation that would enhance the existing Montgomery G.I. Bill by improving education benefits for servicemembers, veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senators push to boost domestic energy supply

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that they are co-sponsoring legislation that aims to lower the cost of energy and enhance U.S. energy security by increasing domestic supply.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney taps longtime activist Murphy to direct campaign

Congressional candidate Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) this week hired longtime Savannah-area Republican and community activist Clint Murphy to manage his campaign for Congress.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow gets dust control law pushed through

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by John Barrow (D-Savannah) and George Miller (D-Calif.) to help prevent combustible dust explosions such as the one at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on Feb. 7 that killed 13 workers and injured more than 60 others.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Shepeard’s Port Wentworth blood drive draws 350

Three hundred-fifty people came out to donate blood with Shepeard Community Blood Center at the Imperial Sugar hosted burn replacement blood drive.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Budget a big help to Effingham

Effingham County taxpayers and the school board are expected to benefit from the state's fiscal year 2009 budget, should Gov. Sonny Perdue sign it into law.

May 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon adopts 55/45 rule for liquor by the drink

Rincon City Council approved its broad and sweeping alcohol ordinance Monday night, putting into code everything pertaining to the sale of alcohol in the city - including how much money restaurants can make from the sale of liquor by the drink.

May 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County mails out property assessments

Property assessment notices for 2008 were mailed April 23. Over 16,500 notices were mailed notifying taxpayers of an increase or decrease on their property value from 2007. Over half of the notices were decreases of value.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow introduces legislation to help families exposed to formaldehyde in FEMA trailers

With a little over a month to go before the start of the 2008 hurricane season, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) last week introduced legislation to help thousands of victims of the 2005 storms that rocked the Gulf Coast and drove many residents into trailers supplied by FEMA that contained toxic levels of formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hill, Burns deliver local aid grants

It's not just bringing home the bacon, state lawmakers said of the local assistance grants.

May 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Arden to run for tax commissioner

Frank Arden has announced his intention to qualify as a tax commissioner candidate in the Republican primary.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McDuffie to run for sheriff again

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has qualified to run again, submitting his paperwork and fee Wednesday afternoon.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney officially qualifies to run for Congress

Portraying himself as an "ordinary guy" running to restore true representation to Georgia's 12th District, Savannah engineering consultant Ray McKinney officially qualified Wednesday as a Republican candidate for Congress.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham Retired Educators conduct Spring Book Distribution

Several members of the local REA unit recently met at the Board of Education book warehouse and participated in the selection of titles for groups ...

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Faith Equestrian receives 2017 President's Award at LDSS Night of Champions

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton was recognized by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at their "Night of Champions" on May 11.

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Brad Carr named Executive Director of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Springfield – The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Brad Carr will be taking over as Executive Director effective May 15.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 48th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

Each year, the week before Memorial Day is highlighted by one of Effingham County's largest events that is dedicated to honoring our nation's ...

May 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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