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USDA won’t issue final payments for several crops

ATHENS - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA will not issue final 2008 counter-cyclical payments to farmers enrolled in the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for peanuts, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and oats because average commodity prices remain above levels that trigger these payments.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


UGA grant could help cut energy bills, create jobs

ATHENS - A $1.3 million stimulus grant to University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences will help Georgians reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint and create jobs in Georgia.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


FSA report shows where farm land in U.S. is in foreign hands

ATHENS - USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) earlier this month released the latest report on foreign holdings of U.S. agricultural land. The publication contains statistics through Feb. 28, 2008, regarding the 20.9 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in which foreign persons hold an interest.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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


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Wednesday wreck claims life of longtime community servant

The Georgia State Patrol's specialized collision reconstruction team has taken over the investigation of a June 22 crash that killed an Effingham County resident.

June 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


IDA, Chamber ready to renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is likely to renew its professional services contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve capacity agreement for prison

Effingham County commissioners have approved an annual agreement for the number of prisoners housed at the Effingham County Prison.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lewis averts runoff for magistrate seat

Even with a three-man field, Scott Lewis won't need a runoff win to be Effingham County's next chief magistrate.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board approves budget and trims millage

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a budget that is larger but also reduces the millage on property taxpayers.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve pay increases in first pass at budget

Effingham County commissioners have given their initial approval to a budget that extends longevity and stair-step pay increases for county employees.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns rolls to win in District 159 primary

Facing his first primary challenge, state Rep. Jon Burns likely is headed back for another two-year term in the General Assembly.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall, Muldrew start gearing up for runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 31, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


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


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