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DOT seeks public review, comments at local meetings

ATLANTA–The Georgia Department of Transportation will be presenting the Draft FY 2011-2014 Statewide Transportation Improve-
ment Program for public review and comment.
The STIP is a four-year program that identifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for fiscal years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. These projects include, but are not limited to; new construction, operational and safety improvements, bridge replacements, and maintenance for interstates, state routes, and bridges. Additional projects include bicycle and pedestrian projects, transportation enhancement projects and public transit projects.
The public's input is important in the development of the STIP. The ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Zoller competes in Georgia Farm Bureau discussion meet

MACON-Effingham County Farm Bureau member Michael Zoller competed in the preliminary round of the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Discussion Meet on July 24. The event was held during the GFB Young Farmer Family Conference at the Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele.
Zoller was one of 19 contestants who participated in the discussion meet. The event is intended to stimulate a committee meeting during which agriculturalists discuss issues impacting agriculture. The contestants were divided into small groups of four and five to hold their discussions.
During the first round of competition contestants discussed whether the current level of government ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Runoff results

Effingham County commissioner, 3rd District

August 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners to continue work on ethics policy

County staff will continue working on an ethics policy discussing a proposed ordinance that would put that policy in place.

August 09, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Signal coming to McCall, 21

Plans for a traffic signal at McCall Road and Highway 21 are moving forward, County Administrator David Crawley said.

August 09, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


McKinney, Smith square off for final time before runoff

Ray McKinney and Carl Smith want to unseat incumbent John Barrow as Georgia's 12th District representative in Congress, but one of them needs to win the Aug. 10 runoff first.
The two GOP hopefuls laid out how they would try to beat Barrow, a three-term incumbent.
Smith said the Republican candidate needs to be able to reach across the aisle in order to win the slightly Democratic-leaning district.
"The reality is we got to get the Republicans out to vote, and we got to bridge the gap with Democrats and independents to win this race," Smith said.
McKinney said ...

August 09, 2010 | By Phil Boyum Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


STC to host ‘Open for Business’ workshop

SAVANNAH-In today's tough economy, more people are considering the benefits and rewards of small business ownership. While they may have the perfect business plan, they often lack financial backing and the knowledge to identify and secure financing from other sources. To that end,
Savannah Technical College is hosting its first "Open for Business" technical workshop on Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. on securing financing for small businesses, featuring Jessica Byck, Microbusiness Finance Associate for the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC). The workshop will be held in the Savannah Room, 2nd floor Goodman Hall on the Savannah ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Flying high with new home

Effingham EMS has a home of its own finally. And LifeStar's helicopter has dropped anchor in the same building.

August 05, 2010 | Patrick Donahue | Local


McKinney believes he can close the deal,win runoff

Ray McKinney finished 2,030 votes shy of winning the Republican primary for the 12th District U.S. House seat outright. Now, he's focusing on getting his voters - and then some - back to the polls for Tuesday's runoff.
McKinney finished with 42.6 percent of the vote in the primary, while Thunderbolt fire chief Carl Smith captured 27.9 percent in the four-person field. His campaign is in full campaign gear, with mailers, volunteers making calls and radio ads set to air Saturday-Tuesday.
"We're doing everything we can," he said. "We're reaching out every way we ...

August 05, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Georgia Southern University to hold leadership training for supervisors

What do manufacturing-line workers, resort hotel front-desk staff, and telephone company installers have in common? Like the majority of American workers, one person has a powerful impact on their job productivity - their direct manager or supervisor.
"Leadership Skills for the Front-Line Manager" training is the productivity-solution Georgia Southern University recommends. For the past decade, the University's Continuing Education Center has offered its eight-week short course of that name in Savannah, training team-leaders from fields as varied as manufacturing, distribution, hospitality, transportation, health care and the government.
Starting Sept. 16, this fall's "Leadership Skills" course runs 8:30 a ...

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County to look at flood ordinance

Effingham County commissioners will have their first reading of the flood damage prevention ordinance today.

August 02, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Spending worries council

Rincon City Council members are questioning just how much money the city is spending.

August 02, 2010 | Photo by Pat Donahue | Local


No more warnings for texting at wheel

The 30-day grace period by the Georgia State Patrol comes to an end this weekend as Georgia State Troopers will begin issuing citations for texting while driving and motorists not buckled up in pickup trucks. Troopers have been warning violators about the new laws during the month of July and began issuing citations Aug. 1.
Georgia law now requires adults in pickup trucks to wear seat belts. Georgia has had a primary seat belt law since 1996 but the law exempted adults in pickups until legislation was passed and signed into law earlier this year.
The new texting while driving ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Feds launch campaign on child exploitation

The U.S. Department of Justice has released its first National Strategy to Combat Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction. The strategy builds upon the department's accomplishments in combating child exploitation by establishing specific, aggressive goals and priorities and increasing cooperation and collaboration at all levels of government and the private sector.
As part of the overall strategy, the U.S. Marshals Service is launching a nationwide operation targeting the top 500 most dangerous, non-compliant sex offenders in the nation. Additionally, the department will create a national database to allow federal, state, tribal, local and international law enforcement partners to ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Cagle to make two Effingham stops

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be in town this Thursday, first at the grand opening of the new Effingham Career Academy from 2-4 p.m. and then from 5-6 p.m. at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce offices on Highway 21 in Springfield. Both events are free and open to the public.
Cagle will be on hand for the open house and dedication ceremony for the Career Academy, located adjacent to the Effingham campus of Savannah Technical College on Highway 21.
"During these tough economic times, it is more important than ever before to give our students the promise ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


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Rebels push Bulldogs to the limit before falling

Despite playing in heavy rain, the Effingham County Rebels weren't quite able to end a lengthy drought Friday night. The Rebels (0-2) dropped a ...

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs come up short in high-scoring affair

It was a long night for South Effingham's football team, which struggled to find its rhythm on both sides of the ball Friday night ...

August 25, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon city manager discusses growth challenges

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Wes Smith can't get caught in the moment. He always has to be thinking ahead -- way ahead.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Slow-starting Rebels nip Mustangs in volleyball

The tortoise didn't just beat the hare in a race. It did it in volleyball, too.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Connection reaching out for help to tackle child concerns

Effingham County residents who want to get plugged into the community in a helpful way need to contact Elaine Spencer, the local Family Connection executive ...

August 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Scout motto pays off for leader during eclipse

Lisa Scarbrough didn't let cloudy, rainy conditions overshadow her efforts to teach Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts about Monday's solar eclipse. She was ...

August 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ebenezer Middle FFA officers attend retreat

METTER - This school year's FFA officers from the Ebenezer Middle FFA chapter recently attended a retreat and training held at George L. Smith State ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shoplifting suspects caught after fleeing deputies

Two people were arrested and in custody after shoplifting and a pursuit Friday evening in Rincon.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Powerball jackpot mushrooms

There were no jackpot winners in Saturday's Powerball drawing. As a result, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has surged to an estimated ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Republic Services Inc. warns of legal action against Effingham County Commission

Effingham County's longtime trash collector thinks a proposed change in service providers stinks. It has warned government officials that it will contest the plan ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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