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‘Child-only’ plans to be offered starting in January

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has signed an order finalizing new rules that will require all insurance companies who sell individual health policies in Georgia to also offer "child-only" individual health coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSP, other agencies investigating 17 holiday traffic deaths

There were 17 traffic deaths across the state during the Christmas holiday period, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Remembering Newtown

City of Rincon employees joined people around the country Friday in a solemn observance of the one-week anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

December 24, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Newcomers ready to get started

The newest Effingham County commissioners won't take their seats for another two weeks. But they're eager to get going.

December 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GSP asking for motorists’ caution with holiday travel

Georgia State Patrol troopers are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of their holiday celebrations this year. Troopers will be keeping a close eye out for impaired drivers now through the end of the year.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Tomberlin calls it a career

After 33 years of being on the sidelines and breaking down film at night and on the weekends, Rick Tomberlin figured it was time for something else in his life.

December 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon trims its budget for coming fiscal year

Rincon City Council members have approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that will be $3.5 million less than the fiscal year 2012 plan.

December 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


AAA: Travel up, gas prices down

The AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6 percent from the 91.8 million people who traveled last year. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Dec. 22-Jan. 1, 2013.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


8-year-old airlifted after Saturday wreck

An 8-year-old child was airlifted to a Savannah hospital with serious injuries after a Saturday morning crash, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Allen remembered for a life of service

Lamar Allen will be sworn in soon for another term as chairman of the Effingham County Board of Education, the position his father George held for eight of his 28 years on the Effingham school board.

December 17, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


New fire fees go into effect in Springfield

There will be no millage rate increase for Springfield property owners, after city council members approved a long-debated fire fees plan.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City OKs false alarm ordinance

Springfield is hoping to cut down on the number of false alarms its emergency services have to answer.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield set to OK new fire fees

Springfield City Council members are scheduled to vote at a special called meeting Friday morning on final approval of a new slate of fire fees.

December 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plans proceed for new jail

Work could begin on the new jail and sheriff's office complex, after Effingham County commissioners approved a change order.

December 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State kicks off Zero Tolerance campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia's annual holiday campaign of Operation Zero Tolerance begins Friday and will last through New Year's Day.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Rincon to light up sky again for July 4th

Rincon's Freedom Rings celebration will be set to tune of fireworks again this year.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as ...

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation ...

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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