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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


County mails out property assessments

Property assessment notices for 2008 were mailed April 23. Over 16,500 notices were mailed notifying taxpayers of an increase or decrease on their property value from 2007. Over half of the notices were decreases of value.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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


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Commissioners OK trash deal with Atlantic Waste

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has taken a step toward tidying up its residential trash collection contract.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crowd shows appreciation on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- Old Glory and a vivid spirit of appreciation proudly waved at Veterans Park of Effingham County on Saturday.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham volleyball players honored

RINCON -- South Effinghham recently conducted its end-of-season volleyball banquet.

November 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Hot-starting Trojans burn Rebels

DOUGLAS -- The rumor mill churned out some misinformation about the Coffee Trojans.

November 11, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Interfor expanding lumber production in Meldrim

Interfor Corporation announced Friday that it plans to invest $16.5 million to upgrade it's sawmill in Meldrim.

November 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Turpentine plant's wastewater request discussed at public hearing

SPRINGFIELD -- A $43 million turpentine factory's request to send its wastewater to a Springfield treatment facility before being diverted into Ebenezer Creek didn't ...

November 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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


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