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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


Chamber to host candidates’ breakfast

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a "meet the candidates" breakfast, Oct. 21 at 7:30 a.m.

October 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Power schedules final fall power outage for today

The final scheduled power outage for the current upgrades will be today beginning at 9 a.m.

October 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


IDA seeks a path for its RFT east-west corridor

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is looking at its options on a proposed east-west corridor through its massive Research Forest Tract.

October 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Victim Witness marks its 20th anniversary

Effingham's Victim Witness Assistance Program held its 20th anniversary appreciation banquet on Thursday evening and had a full house at the Mill Creek Lodge in Rincon. Chairman Ted Kandler opened the meeting and served as emcee for the evening. The group was made up of volunteers and others involved in some way in utilizing the services of this group.

October 20, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Alpha Battery boot drive a big success

October 19, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Flu-like symptoms claim toddler

The 4-year-old daughter of a Rincon dentist succumbed to an illness on Sunday, and the child's preschool decided to close Monday and today.

October 19, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


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Primary results

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Maj. Scott Lewis will be the next Effingham County magistrate after he won a three-way race in Tuesday's general ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Commission chairman candidates

Age: 62

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County commission chairman candidates

Age: 60

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Superior Court judges

Age: 49

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Magistrate court candidates

Age: 58

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 63

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 37

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Family: Married to Herlene Blake White and we have two children, Dr. Torian White of Brooklet and Tiffani Neely of Snellville.

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Age: 41

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lundy making a bid for Bulloch commission

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give ...

May 18, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Statesboro Herald | Local


Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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