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Baxley won’t run for council again

Rincon City Councilman Ken Baxley will not seek another term on council, he announced Monday.

August 31, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local

Retreat strikes a chord of cooperation

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community, business and political leaders gathered Thursday and Friday to map out a far-reaching and long-range vision of what they think Effingham County can be.

August 31, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

But lawmakers sound sour note on budget

Local lawmakers don't expect the GREAT plan or an increase in the tobacco tax, even as the state stares at continuing dwindling revenues.

August 31, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Health Department to hold flu shot clinics

It's time to roll up your sleeve and arm yourself against the seasonal flu. Getting vaccinated each year is one of the best ways you can avoid catching or spreading the virus. The Effingham County Health Department will offer seasonal flu shot clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 4 and Sept. 18. Appointments are required.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

USDA seeks comments on farmers’ TAA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requesting comments on a proposed rule that would establish the procedures and eligibility criteria for receiving assistance under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Limited tickets available for Rice speech at Georgia Southern University

A limited number of tickets will be available to the public to hear former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. Rice will speak to the student body about leadership, followed by a short question and answer session.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

GSP: Labor Day traffic to be heavy

ATLANTA - The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening at 6 p.m. and traffic on Georgia roads is expected to be heavy. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said a number of local events across the state will contribute to make for a busy holiday period.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon stands its ground in land spat

What began as a routine Rincon City Council meeting Monday night turned out to be a long narrative by city attorney Raymond Dickey and punctuated by Mayor Ken Lee and Councilman Paul Wendelken on giving the "whole story" on the ongoing land dispute with Herman Woods.

August 27, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local

City fills vacant finance post

Wesley Corbitt was named finance officer following Rincon City Council's executive session Monday night.

August 27, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local

Citizens watchdog group to ask for review of assessors

The local citizens group "We, the Tax Payers" will appear before the Effingham County commissioners in their meeting Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., petitioning for the commissioners to take several actions that relate to the 2009 re-assessment of Effingham property.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Traffic slow on Hwy 21 South bound

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Tract's owners tout its potential

Representatives of the Grandview tract extolled its potential as an industrial site to Effingham County commissioners - and said the time is right to extend water and sewer lines to the tract, they said.

August 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Regional rural transit program almost ready to roll

Coastal Georgia is set to go through a positive change, according to Barbara Hurst, transportation director of the Coastal Regional Commission, formerly the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

School system has room to grow

The Effingham County School System is growing, and it has the room to grow, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.

August 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Meeting spurs formation of citizens' group

The turnout for the Effingham County commissioners' budget meeting has spurred the creation of a citizens group that is calling itself "We the Taxpayers."

August 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

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Jarriel named Guyton fire chief

Council members took the action at their Tuesday morning meeting. Jarriel had been the interim chief after longtime chief David Starling and assistant chief Mike ...

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Effingham IDA recaps busy year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority, in its first year-end review, discussed its accomplishments for the year so far and announced a goal to nearly double ...

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Architects to look at Springfield city hall uses

Springfield City Council members have agreed to a proposal from a Savannah architecture firm to explore how to redevelop Springfield City Hall.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County says no to possible landfill

Effingham County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 3 to reject a memorandum of understanding from a sanitation company regarding the Grandview tract.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

New bridge along 80 almost ready

The new bridge will replace an aging span across the river that state and local officials proclaim is too narrow. The state Department of Transportation ...

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lariscy wins Guyton mayor race

Former alderman Jeff Lariscy beat incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin 185-125, ending Garvin's 10-year tenure in the post.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Polls open tomorrow for Guyton, E-SPLOST votes

Voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and challenger Jeff Lariscy for mayor. They also will have the option to vote on Sunday ...

November 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Authorities urge safety for trick-or-treating tonight

Trick-or-treating in Rincon will run from 6-10 p.m. tonight, and there also will be extra Rincon Police officers on duty.

October 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Garvin, Lariscy facing off in Guyton’s mayoral election

There is only one contested election in the three municipal elections, as voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and former city council ...

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Guyton fire chief, assistant relieved of duties

Guyton officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the fire chief and assistant fire chief have been relieved of their duties.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local

State Patrol investigating Monday morning fatal wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident Monday morning that claimed the life of a toddler.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Public gets a turn at 275 roundabout plans

The state Department of Transportation revealed its plans for a roundabout at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Rincon-Stillwell Road at an open house.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Driver pulled from river

The driver of a pickup who fell into the Savannah River has been rescued from the river and taken to a Savannah hospital, according to ...

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Guyton awarded grant topping $430K

The city of Guyton has received a 2015 community development block grant in the amount of $436,706 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Local

DOT preaching a message of safety

State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell spoke to the Exchange Club on Thursday to discuss ongoing roads projects and to preach a message of safety ...

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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