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Study shows trees have impact on state’s economy

As Americans mark National Forest Products Week from Oct. 18-24, a new report shows Georgia's forest products industry has a significant impact on the state's economy.

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State aims to cut motorcycle crashes

The Georgia State Patrol and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced a new safety education initiative aimed at reducing the number of motorcycle crashes across Georgia. The project was announced at the First Army Commander's Motorcycle Safety Rally at Fort Gillem.

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Deadline approaches for tobacco transition payment program

USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Hobby Stripling reminds tobacco quota holders and producers not currently enrolled in the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) that they have until Nov. 2 to sign-up to receive a 2010 TTPP payment.

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


IDA wants to show off sprayfield

As plans for its Research Forest Tract and holdings straddling I-16 move slowly along, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to squeeze some available sites out of its current industrial park.

October 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon, Guyton left to talk about lines

The City of Rincon held a meeting Wednesday evening hoping to bring the county and the other municipalities together in a last attempt to reach an agreement on where to draw the lines for service delivery.

October 15, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Drainage issues hold up opening of Old Augusta

The long-awaited opening of Old Augusta Road at Highway 21 may have to wait until next month.

October 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


2009 Sunbelt Ag Expo will be ‘keepin’ it rural’

More than 70 Farm Credit workers from across Georgia will set stages, cook, judge contests, shuttle conventioneers and host events at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie this October.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA increases loan limit to $1.1M

Hobby Stripling, state executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia, announced the loan limit for its Guaranteed Loan Program has been increased to $1,112,000, effective Oct. 1.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA issuing Conservation Reserve Program payments

Hobby Stripling, state executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia, recently announced that USDA has begun issuing $14,559,623 in Conservation Reserve Program payments to eligible producers in Georgia. More than $1.7 billion in CRP payments are being made on 31 million acres across the country.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Pouring it on

October 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Banks going ‘nuts’ over Georgia Peanut Bank Week

TIFTON - Banks and other lending institutions all across Georgia are going "nuts" during Georgia Peanut Bank Week through Oct. 16. Financial institutions in communities across the state are saluting peanut farmers' contributions to the state and local economy during this weeklong event.

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Power plans outage for Fort Howard Road area

Georgia Power will have a planned outage on Fort Howard Road from Sweetwater Circle to Flat Ditch Road today beginning at 9 a.m.

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County weighing assessors’ policies

Effingham County commissioners are continuing to discuss a policy on changing the makeup of the board of assessors.

October 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County may skip meeting

The city of Rincon may be fighting for its right to future growth as it goes head to head with Effingham County on the service delivery strategy.

October 12, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Work on courthouse moving along

Work on the historic Effingham County Courthouse continues, with an eye toward the future and correcting the problems of the past.

October 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Set clocks ahead, change smoke alarm batteries

ATLANTA-Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Two Rivers Health Clinic now accepting patients

Effingham County now has the non-profit Two Rivers Health Clinic free for patients.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hinson won't run for re-election

Chief Magistrate Scott Hinson has decided not to run for re-election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Mallard to run for re-election as district attorney

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard is running for re-election, having qualified Monday.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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