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Barrow trying to change the tone

The spirit of bipartisanship may be sinking in the Congress, but that doesn't mean some lawmakers aren't trying to bail the water out, according to Rep. John Barrow.

October 10, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs fire department cost recovery

The Springfield City Council approved a bid for cost recovery services for the fire department Tuesday.

October 10, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon honors Gibson

Outgoing planning and appeals commission member William Gibson was awarded a plaque by Mayor Ken Lee and commission chairman James Head for his five years of service at last Monday night's council meeting. Coming in Thursday's paper, Gibson reflects on his years on the commission and the direction in which the city is going.

October 10, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Massive tract eyes Rincon annexation

Over 1,000 acres of land fronting Highway 21 were rezoned planned unit development by the Rincon City Council at Monday night's meeting.

October 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Singups for ag disaster programs are starting

Signup dates for the new livestock compensation program, livestock indemnity program and crop disaster program have been announced. Eligible livestock producers can apply to receive benefits under the livestock compensation and livestock indemnity programs starting Sept. 10.

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield, IDA take seat appointment to court

Attorneys for Springfield and the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority presented oral arguments on the legality of Springfield City Councilman Charles Hinely's appointment to the IDA board Wednesday morning in Effingham County Superior Court.

October 09, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Wells wants to plan for Guyton's growth

On the last day to qualify for the Nov. 6 election, Jimmy Wells made the last-minute decision to add his name to the ticket and give both incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin and Fred Griffin some more competition.

October 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Historic license plates to fund local projects

Wouldn't you like to see more of your local historic landmarks preserved for future generations?

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Haymans graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Richard A. Haymans has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Super-powered!

The United Way of Effingham County set a goal of $249,999 as it kicked off its campaign Wednesday afternoon.

October 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Howell earns honor grad at basic training

Army Pvt. William G. Howell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


New Rincon city manager ready for challenges

Three weeks into the job, new Rincon city manager Donald Toms has settled in and rolled up his sleeves.

October 03, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Property appeals could be lengthy process

The appeals process for Effingham County's property reassessments could be lengthy and may not be cheap, either.

October 03, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


CEDS available for review

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center is planning to submit a new comprehensive economic development strategy to the U.S. Department of Commerce on Sept. 25. The document is available for public review at the offices of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick and at www.coastalgeorgiardc.org. (Select Planning Services and then select Local Plan Review.)The strategy can be found at the bottom of the Local Plan Review page.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Garvin enjoys service

Guyton Mayor Michael Garvin said he has decided to run for the mayoral post for one simple reason - community service.

October 02, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


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EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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