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Hunter named to hospital authority

LaMeisha R. Hunter was sworn in as the Guyton representative on the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees. Hunter was selected as the newest member of the board of trustees on Aug. 4 to fill the chair of Dr. Franklin Goldwire, who served the hospital authority since 2005.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Lee to seek second term

Rincon Mayor Ken Lee has filed to seek another term.

September 03, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Alderman to step down

Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman has announced he will not seek re-election in November.

September 03, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Commissioners to add to assessors board

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to ask the state for a performance review of the board of assessors and to expand the membership of the board.

September 03, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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Paving will lead to temporary lane closures on Highway 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation reminds motorists that nighttime paving will take place between tonight and Thursday on Highway 21 between 4thand 7thstreets in Rincon.

February 08, 2016 | Staff report | Local


ECSO asks to limit traffic on dirt roads

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is alerting residents that dirt road conditions in the county are deteriorating.

February 04, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Exley to seek re-election as coroner

David Exley has announced he will seek re-election as Effingham County coroner.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt to step down as Rincon city manager

Former city clerk and personnel manager Wanda Simmons has agreed to serve as Rincon's interim city manager, Mayor Ken Lee said.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company to seek permits soon for pipeline

Work on a proposed and hotly-debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a company official.

January 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mosley to run again for probate judge

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her bid for re-election as the Effingham County Probate Judge, a position she has held for seven years.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hursey to seek re-election

Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey announces her intentions to qualify for re-election for the office of Clerk of Superior Court in Effingham County in ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter impressed with tour of ECCA

Though he's been a visitor to the Effingham College and Career Academy, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter has never had the up-close look at ...

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Zipperer to run for vacant Rincon seat

A former Rincon City Council will be seeking the open seat on the current board.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County, Springfield working to lower ISO rate

Effingham County Fire Department officials are hoping to find enough in their recent ISO review to bring in a score that will result in a ...

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves to curb dumpster parking

Effingham County commissioners have approved a change to their parking of trucks and trailers ordinance that will prohibit dumpsters from being placed on county roads.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Long-awaited Parkway getting big boost

ATLANTA-The announcement was unexpected - but welcomed gladly

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King's legacy included to how to treat others

The dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included how his fellow man treats one another, said Van Johnson.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Incumbent commissioners, chief magistrate, tax commissioner to run again

With election approaching for several Effingham County offices, four incumbents have announced their intention to be returned to their posts.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff to run for re-election

Surrounded by his family and a contingent of current and former Effingham County Sheriff's Office employees, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced his intention to seek ...

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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