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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


Isakson asks senators to address health care reform

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., urged his colleagues to work together to address the issues of health care cost, quality, coverage and accessibility and to develop solutions that don't require government intervention.

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Qualifying gets under way

Clerk of Superior Court Elizabeth Hursey qualified Monday to seek re-election to her office.

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Brantley to run for 1st District county commissioners' seat

Robert Brantley announced Monday that he is a candidate for the 1st District Effingham County commissioner seat.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


More Morgan's Dixie Wish charms coming soon

The response to Morgan's Dixie Wish has been, in a word, overwhelming, according to Stacie Ortiz.

May 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


It's 55/45 for Rincon alcohol ordinance

By a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Rincon City Council adopted a new, sweeping alcohol ordinance that calls for restaurants wishing to serve liquor by the drink to make at least 55 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.

May 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


House passes Barrow amendment to boost minority share in grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) on Tuesday that can significantly improve minority participation in federal contracts for research and development.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rafter to run for probate judge seat

Rick Rafter, a partner of a local law firm Ratchford and Rafter, LLP in Springfield has announced his intention to run for the position of Effingham County Probate Judge.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney selected as delegate to GOP national convention

Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney thanked the delegates of the 12th District Republican Convention for electing him delegate to the National GOP Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA may go after grant writer to go after grants

It's going to cost the Effingham Industrial Development Authority some money to secure money the state already has promised.

May 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hursey to seek re-election

Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey, 55, has announced her intentions to qualify for re-election for the office of clerk of Superior Court.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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So who is going to win the County Championship Trophy?

South Effingham will host Effingham County on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the annual gridiron battle for the County Championship Trophy.

September 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Port Wentworth first responders gain weapon to combat drug crisis

Port Wentworth's first responders recently got an upgrade to their tool belts. Both the police and firefighters are now equipped with the popular drug ...

September 03, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


5K series designed to boost health, non-profits

The Effingham Health System Fall 5K Series began in 2016 with the goal of promoting a more active lifestyle and community engagement. It is also ...

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield municipal elections nixed

Municpal elections in Springfield becaume unnecessary Friday after the candidate qualifying period closed with incumbents drawing no opposition.

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre to close during expansion

After the credits for "Dunkirk" roll Saturday, the Mars Theatre in Springfield will close its doors. It is set to reopen for an a cappella ...

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Signs of school spirit on display

Representatives from Effingham County and South Effingham high schools are reflecting their school spirit in a Rincon restaurant.

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City of Rincon lands grant for water improvements

The City of Rincon has been awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant for the water and sewer upgrades in the 7th Street area ...

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's Shealy in elite Navy helicopter unit

A 2009 Effingham County High School graduate and Springfield native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy's newest ...

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Two nabbed in police car break-in

Two men are in custody after breaking into a Rincon police car Saturday.

August 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Extension coordinator honored

Effingham County Extension Coordinator Abby Smith, was recently recognized with the Early Career Service Award at the 2017 Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Beta Chapter Annual ...

August 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Chips off the old block

Ron Womack watches his boys, 7-year-old Cade and 6-year-old Cal, bravely take on a blocking sled Wednesday afternoon at South Effingham High School. Despite the ...

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff plans to continue driving program for teens

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has conducted its last state-funded PRIDE class. State and federal funding has been pulled from the program but Sheriff ...

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rash of vehicle break-ins reported

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received reports of eight vehicle break-ins in the last 24 hours in the area of Goshen Road and ...

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools move up in key rankings

Effingham County Schools exceeded the expectations of school officials by ranking in the top 20 Georgia school districts for the 2016-2017 school year, according to ...

August 30, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Pilot in Monday's crash identified

Randy Hunter of Tryone was the pilot involved in Monday morning's plane crash in Bryan County. He was identified by Bryan County public safety ...

August 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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