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Crews battle isolated fire at Savannah River Mill

A contractor at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill was injured slightly as G-P crews and local fire departments battled a fire at the mill Wednesday afternoon.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney: Stone doesn’t live in district

SAVANNAH - Public records show that Republican Candidate John Stone does not live in nor is he registered to vote in the congressional district he wants to represent. According to the Richmond County Voter Registration Office, Stone registered to vote in the 10th District on March 11, several months after he began his campaign for Congress.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon chief still looking to fully staff police force

The Rincon Police Department is still two officers short of a full roster, but Chief Michael Berry told city council members he wants quality over mere quantity.

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Putting ‘fun’ in fundraiser

On a warm early Saturday in May, Becky Reece painted the faces and arms of children in the parking lot of Lovett's Tradin' Post in Rincon.

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hill seeks re-election to Senate seat

Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that he will offer for reelection to his tenth term in the state Senate. Sen. Hill has represented the 4th Senatorial District of Georgia since 1991.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McDaniel declares for tax commissioner seat

Linda McDaniel has qualified to run for the position as tax commissioner as a Republican.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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


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Mustangs to play for region softball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham clinched a spot in next week's Region 2-AAAAA softball championship series by sweeping Ware County on Wednesday 3-0 and 11-1.

September 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham sets goal

RINCON -- Supporters of United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham are taking aim at a big target.

September 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Arnsdorff drives in five runs

Haley Arnsdorff collected five RBI to help lead the Effingham County Rebels past Richmond Hill 9-2 on Thursday in Region 2-AAAAAA softball.

September 27, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs girding for Richmond Hill in homecoming game

GUYTON - The South Effingham High School football team is trying to find its way after a tough 44-13 loss to Brunswick last week. Although there ...

September 27, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Parent University-Effingham celebrates fifth graduation

SPRINGFIELD - Parent University-Effingham reached a milestone on Saturday by graduating its fifth class at Effingham Middle School.

September 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Connection agencies discuss projects

ingham County Family Connection recently spent some time strengthening the bonds among its network of agencies.

September 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Man dies of multiple gunshot wounds

Effingham County deputies responded to the Goldwire Community Center on Stillwell Clyo Road on Sunday in reference to a shooting incident.

September 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Volunteers sought to monitor Ebenezer Creek water quality

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Sunday from 1:45 to 5 p.m.

September 25, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Chamber to host job fair in Ellabel

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority of Bryan County (DABC) and the North Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host ...

September 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham cheerleaders relish competition

GUYTON -- Great ahletes don't always wear football helmets. Sometimes they wear gigantic bows in their hair.

September 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fourth-down gamble pays off for Burke County

SPRINGFIELD -- There was no magical comeback for Effingham County this time. The Burke County Bears wouldn't allow it.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Football final scores

Brunswick 44, South Effingham 13

September 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

RINCON -- The happiness -- perhaps relief -- was evident on Lauren Alvarado's face.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Board of Education juggles schedule to recover time lost to storm

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Education squeezed 1 1/2 days into the 2017-18 school calendar without extending it.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Forensics program growing at Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD -- A lot of adults are under the impression that today's teenagers are clueless.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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