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Barnes to take over Georgia EPD

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Natural Resources appointed F. Allen Barnes as the director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Woodward to lead Coastal Resources Division

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced the appointment of A.G. Spud Woodward as director of the DNR Coastal Resources Division (CRD) effective Dec. 1. Woodward was recommended by Commissioner Chris Clark and approved by the Board of Natural Resources at their monthly board meeting in Atlanta. Woodward succeeds Susan Shipman, who served as CRD Director for seven years and who will retire on Nov. 30 after 31 years of service to DNR.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Highway 30 reopened

Highway 30 has been reopened after a five-car accident Thursday afternoon led to a temporary shutdown.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA won’t issue final payments for several crops

ATHENS - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA will not issue final 2008 counter-cyclical payments to farmers enrolled in the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for peanuts, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and oats because average commodity prices remain above levels that trigger these payments.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


UGA grant could help cut energy bills, create jobs

ATHENS - A $1.3 million stimulus grant to University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences will help Georgians reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint and create jobs in Georgia.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


FSA report shows where farm land in U.S. is in foreign hands

ATHENS - USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) earlier this month released the latest report on foreign holdings of U.S. agricultural land. The publication contains statistics through Feb. 28, 2008, regarding the 20.9 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in which foreign persons hold an interest.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


IDA peers into tract land planning

As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority looks at plans for its Research Forest Tract, the more than 2,000 acres west of Rincon is drawing interest.

October 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, Rincon likely headed to mediation

With just days to go before the Oct. 31 deadline extension allowed by the state Department of Community Affairs, the city of Rincon has delivered a new proposal for service delivery strategy to Effingham County officials.

October 26, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


State Right to Life backs Tyler

Jessie Tyler has picked up two endorsements in his bid to claim the House District 159 seat.

October 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


‘This is our park’

The city of Rincon dedicated its first park on the city's west side Sunday afternoon under a beautiful blue sky and with a nice crowd on hand to help with the ceremony. The park was dedicated to long-time community leader Peter J. Giles Jr.

October 26, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


New land values on their way to property owners

Effingham County commissioners are scheduled to vote next month on a millage rate after the board of assessors approved a widely-debated property tax digest.

October 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County has questions for hospital

Effingham Hospital officials are pressing county commissioners to approve a measure that would guarantee 2 mills in property tax. But commissioners still have questions about the hospital's plans for expansion, questions they say aren't getting answered.

October 22, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Despite suspension, Atkins stays in race

Effingham County Health Department Administrator Joe Atkins and two other employees have been placed on administrative leave.

October 22, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Council hopefuls get their chance

City council hopefuls in Rincon and Springfield got a chance to make a quick impression on potential voters during the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates forum Wednesday morning.

October 22, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates make their pitch at forum

With less than two weeks until municipal elections and a special vote for a state House seat are held, candidates made a pitch for their bids at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast.

October 22, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | 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


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