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House approves Barrow-Stupak amendment for veterans mileage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment, introduced by John Barrow (D-Savannah) and Bart Stupak (D-Michigan), to H.R. 6599, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009. This amendment will prevent the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) from increasing the deductible that disabled veterans must pay in order to receive their mileage reimbursement when they travel to get medical treatment.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rural transit to get rolling by year's end

The regional rural transit system scheduled to start this month may not get rolling until later this year.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO ready to re-start Explorers

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is searching for Explorers.

August 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


RFD ready to ‘fill the boot’ for MDA

Firefighters in Rincon battle more than fires.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney: ‘It was a blast’

A few hundred votes in his former home county could have turned the tide for Ray McKinney.

August 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia ports set records for FY08

Georgia Ports Authority's Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced the GPA handled more than 2.6 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers) in fiscal year 2008, a 14.9-percent increase, setting a record for containers handled at the port of Savannah.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Citizens continue to raise questions with Guyton

Frustrated citizens voiced their concerns with such issues as the environmental and financial impacts during a public meeting on Guyton's proposed wastewater treatment plant.

August 19, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Isakson hails measure to stimulate housing market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to stimulate the nation's declining housing market. The legislation passed by a vote of 72-13.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senators to take up combustible dust issue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., reacted to the findings by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that Imperial Sugar "egregiously and willfully" violated safety and health standards by allowing excessive amounts of combustible dust to collect in its Port Wentworth facility.

August 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Young man victim of apparent drowning

A young man apparently drowned in a pond near Old River Road early Thursday afternoon.

August 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Sandi Van Orden | Local


City gets GEFA loan to put in new well

Springfield has been given a loan by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority for $1.38 million to build a new well and connect the two systems by running water lines down Highway 21.

August 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield wants new decorations for Christmas

The Springfield City Council discussed Tuesday night purchasing new Christmas decorations for Laurel Street.

August 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Gunning for traffic

Traffic accidents in Rincon have decreased, and the Rincon Police Department has stepped up its traffic enforcement.

August 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GEFA’s tab in Effingham — $45M

The cities of Rincon, Guyton, Springfield and Effingham County collectively owe over $45 million to the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority. And that is just the current numbers.

August 15, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Council kicks the tires on vehicle needs

Rincon Police Chief Michael Berry is getting a new vehicle to drive, one he hopes will be more than just his assigned mode of transportation.

August 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Mars Theatre to reopen Dec. 2

SPRINGFIELD -- The Mars Theatre is scheduled to reopen Dec. 2 for an a cappella holiday concert featuring the group Eclipse 6.

November 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lee gets right back to work after election

RINCON -- Ken Lee didn't have much time to bask in the glow of his latest election.

November 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Dickerson makes college choice official

SPRINGFIELD -- Hayley Dickerson's competitive fire will soon burn at a higher level.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


White, Johnson lead in Guyton

GUYTON -- With provisional ballots yet to be tallied, Joseph Lee leads the race for the Post 3 seat on the Guyton City Council.

November 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee retains mayoral post

RINCON -- Incumbent Ken Lee turned back the challenge of Christi Ricker, a Rincon City Council member, is Tuesday's Rincon mayorl election.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee retains mayoral post

RINCON -- Incumbent Ken Lee turned back the challenge of Christi Ricker, a Rincon City Council member, in Tuesday's Rincon mayoral election.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon officer fired after dispute probe

RINCON - A Rincon police officer was dismissed Monday, four days after his reported involvement in a domestic dispute.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shearouse earns prestigious FFA degree

Former Effingham County High School FFA Chapter President Annah Shearouse received her American FFA Degree at the recent 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

November 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Auxiliary seeking help to stock VA hospital gift shop

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary stocks the gift shop at the Veterans Hospital in Augusta so that patients there can choose gifts for their ...

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs' Newbill grateful for postseason opportunity

GUYTON - South Effingham's Makenly Newbill knows all too well the highs and lows of being a Mustang.

November 07, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Illness prevention department's top priority

RINCON - Running a restaurant is a tough job. Making sure it is safe for customers is also challenging.

November 06, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Groundbreaking set for Josh Reddick Field

SPRINGFIELD -- The public is invited to a Nov. 18 groundbreaking ceremony for Josh Reddick Field.

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels pulverize Wildcats, clinch No. 3 seed

RICHMOND HILL -- Effingham County's 1-2 running punch of Toot Johnson and Zebrandon Gant decked the Richmond Hill Wildcats on Friday.

November 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Park ceremony set on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- A Veterans Day ceremony featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Glyn Goldwire is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park ...

November 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Park ceremony set on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- A Veterans Day ceremony featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Glyn Goldwire is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park ...

November 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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