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Barrow to push for FDA tobacco control

State health leaders will join U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) to hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce the results of a new poll conducted in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that shows support for legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA still waiting on Supreme word

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is still waiting to hear from Project Supreme.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon ready for paving work

The city of Rincon will soon resurface some city streets with the help of the Local Assistance Road Program.

August 25, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Sales tax holiday begins Thursday

ATLANTA - Georgia shoppers will get an opportunity to purchase certain clothing items, schools supplies, computers and computer accessories without paying state and local sales tax during the state's tax-free holiday that begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and continues until midnight Sunday.

August 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners ponder road, building plans

Effingham County commissioners may be taking up master plans for both roads and buildings in the very near future.

August 25, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Immigration remains hot button

There won't be any major immigration reform attempts until after the 2008 presidential elections, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said.

August 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Local Guardsmen honored

Georgia Air National Guardsman Technical Sgt. Timothy Norton of Rincon, a member of the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard was recently awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his achievements while assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron at Balad Air Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton man fights for health after multi-car accident

A Guyton man is struggling to regain his health after being hit by a pickup in a three-car pileup on Courthouse Road.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Free trade also becoming an issue

Concerns over the safety of imported food and competition from foreign sources were raised during U.S. Rep. John Barrow's "Congress on the Corner" stop Saturday at Lovett's Hardware Store in Rincon.

August 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon taps Toms as city manager

Rincon's city council approved the hiring of Donald Toms as city manager during a special called meeting Thursday evening.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Towne Park light to go up Thursday

The Georgia Department of Transportation to announces that a new traffic signal will soon become operational at the intersection of Highway 21/Columbia Avenue and Town Park Drive in Rincon.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Towne Park businesses battle mid-day power outage

Businesses in Towne Park were faced with how to conduct business with no power on Monday morning.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Isakson: Victory still possible

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday in support of U.S. efforts in Iraq and the War on Terror, highlighting some of the recent good news coming out of Iraq and stressing that it is critical for Congress to believe that victory is possible in Iraq.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office searches for history

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help them piece together the office's history.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Barrow coming to Rincon on Saturday

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will hold his "Congress on the Corner" on Saturday at Lovett's Hardware Store in Rincon.

August 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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