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1 hr ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Know your school system's backpack rules

Savannah-Chatham Public Schools and Effingham County only allow mesh or clear backpacks, and as back to school shoppers and donators begin to buy new supplies, they need to make sure they do a little homework before they head out the door.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

1 hr ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Learning Tree House Summer campers host Alex's Lemonade Stand

The weather didn't stop kids at the Learning Tree House Summer Camp from hosting an Alex's Lemonade Stand on Goshen Road in Rincon.

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5 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Hilton Head beaches 2nd best in U.S., website says

Theophil Syslo, Staff photo From left, Marion Nealy, 18, of Rincon, G.A., Chrishonda Pendleton, Monterious Neal, 27, and Myron Neal, 10-months, bury Javorries Jr. Pendleton, 5, in sand while at Coligny Beach Park on July 5, 2014.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Effingham Herald

Schools to hold council elections

Each school will have a meeting for parents to nominate and vote for the parent representatives on its school council.

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Effingham Herald

The history of Springfield City Hall

George M. Brinson came into Springfield, building his railroad about 1905, buying large tracts of land and selling lots, creating a big building boom in town.

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Related Topix: Springfield, GA, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

SavannahNow

Effingham sheriff: Building scam, aggressive dogs

July 9: A resident of Shirley Drive in the Guyton area said he paid a man $27,000 to build an addition to his house.

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Related Topix: Guyton, GA, Rincon, GA, Springfield, GA, Clyo, GA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

MainStreetNews.com

Police find 13 forged checks after traffic stop

A handwritten drive-out tag and an aborted right-turn attempt led to a traffic stop and the interruption of a check forgery scam, according to the Commerce Police Department.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Rincon, GA, Chatham County, GA, Port Wentworth, GA, Pooler, GA

SavannahNow

Effingham sheriff asks for $35,000 in donations for K-9s

One Effingham County K-9 retired recently and the other was injured and may not be able to work again.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

Georgia Faces

Southern Corn Rust Southern corn rust can be difficult to contain if...

Southern corn rust struck Georgia's corn crop two weeks earlier this season and has spread across the Coastal Plain, says a University of Georgia plant pathologist.

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Related Topix: Georgia, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA, Tift County, GA, Weather, Seminole County, GA

The McDuffie Progress

Commissioners divided, select new city manager

The McDuffie County Board of Commissioners tapped David Robert Crawley, Jr., of Rincon, as the manager of the county during a called July 29 meeting.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Effingham Herald

County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

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Daily Tribune News

Gwinnett man drowns in Lake Allatoona Sunday

A 26-year-old Snellville man drowned while trying to retrieve an inflatable float that had blown away from shore on Lake Allatoona Sunday.

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Related Topix: Snellville, GA, Gwinnett County, GA, Guyton, GA, Bartow County, GA, Emerson, GA

Effingham Herald

Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

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Effingham Herald

Chamber eager to launch membership drive

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Effingham Herald

Bashlor back to - Getting It All Toget...

Carolyn Bashlor will sign copies of her book "Getting It All Together" on Thursday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at New Life Flowers and Gifts in Rincon.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA, Wedding, Alzheimer's, Health

Effingham Herald

Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

City Council members approved a change order for Nicky Powell Construction, for $6,201, and they also approved a final pay request and releasing the 10 percent retainage.

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SavannahNow

Adopt us -- Effingham animal shelter

Beau and Anna are siblinigs that are available for adoption from the Effingham County animal shelter.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Statesboro Herald

Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Sherwood Railroad cuts across southwest Bulloch

In 1912, John N. Shearhouse and his "silent" partner, George Brinson decided to open another tram railroad running from Clyo to Claxton.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Georgia, Bulloch County, GA, Brinson, GA, Decatur County, GA, Evans County, GA, Claxton, GA, Clyo, GA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Resident: Third gas leak in five years

Crews worked for several hours to contain the spewing gas from the line on Fort Howard Road in Effingham County on Friday.

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Effingham Herald

Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

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