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Kieffer to run for 5th District seat

Phil Kieffer announced his plans Wednesday to run for the Effingham County Commission 5th District seat in front of a group of family and supporters at Rincon's Macomber Ballpark.

February 18, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

A trip back in time Saturday at Historic Courthouse

It's an event 101 years in the making for Effingham County.

February 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lottery pays off for the county

ATLANTA - The Georgia Lottery Corp. recently announced record first-half profits for education. Georgia Lottery profits for the first half of fiscal year 2010 totaled $429,754,000, surpassing the previous record set last fiscal year by more than $8.49 million.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

IDA likes UGA report on Research Forest

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have found a report on possibilities for the Research Forest Tract much to their liking.

February 16, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Kieffer to run for 5th District seat

Phil Kieffer will announce his plan to run for the Effingham County Commission 5th District. The announcement will take place Wednesday at 4:30 at Macomber Ballpark in Rincon.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Mock to run for school board seat

After a lot of soul-searching and prodding, Mose Mock wants to re-enter the Effingham County education system.

February 16, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Citizens group to offer tax return help

We, the Tax Payers is offering a public meeting offering help to Effingham County property tax payers. Help will be provided free to any property owner that wishes help with preparing for a hearing before the Equalization Board and/or wants help in filing the annual return of property for tax purposes.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Old River Road reopens

Old River Road is reopened after a collision between a semi and a church van led to its closure Monday evening.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Accident shuts down Old River Road, Highway 80

An accident involving a semi and a church van has shut down the intersection of Old River Road and Highway 80 in southern Effingham County.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Forecast calls for ... snow!

Are you ready for some … snow?

February 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon officers honored

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon presented citations during Monday's city council meeting to two officers for work they performed in lifesaving measures recently.

February 11, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

Hospital prepares for HUD meeting

An Effingham County delegation will be meeting with federal officials later this month, answering questions and seeking answers as well.

February 08, 2010 | Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon peering into tourism opportunities

Could Rincon become the site for the next Keller's type flea market? How about a home for a couple of museums or maybe a picnic site on the River? Those are just a few of the possibilities being studied now for birthing a tourism trade for Rincon and perhaps the county.

February 08, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

County makes change on assessors board

Effingham County commissioners voted to make a change among the board of assessors.

February 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon takes a new look at recycling

The city of Rincon may be a step closer to implementing a recycling program.

February 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

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Scott Pinholster arrested in connection with death of Courtney Wells

Earlier this afternoon, investigators with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the death investigation of Courtney Wells.

January 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Guyton woman found dead Sunday morning identified as Courtney Wells

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called a suspicious death after a woman was found deceased lying along a dirt ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Guyton updates one contract, adds another to help with wastewater treatment plant

In a special called meeting by the Guyton City Council Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Lariscy and the other members of the council updated a contract ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death.

January 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local

SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local

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