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SPLOST wish list lengthy

As Effingham County commissioners ponder the to-do list for a possible next round of special purpose local option sales tax, a few priorities are taking shape.

May 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon getting Clean Up Day in gear

Rincon is getting ready to recycle - at least for a day.

May 10, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


GOP governor hopefuls square off in Statesboro

Candidates discussed states rights, the fair tax, illegal immigration and mercury in Georgia's freshwater fish during Friday night's Statesboro Republican gubernatorial debate. About 325 citizens and supporters came out to Statesboro High School to hear five of the seven GOP candidates for governor stake out their positions on statewide issues.

May 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


No more ‘Methingham’?

Autumn Whitfield hears the question every time she goes to represent her school at a function across the state.

May 06, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham mail back rate jumps

Slightly more than 72 percent of U.S. households believed to be occupied mailed back their 2010 Census forms, the same rate that was achieved in

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon may loosen cap on its alcohol laws

It wasn't on the city council agenda Monday night but it might end up in a referendum in November. The issue is a general loosening of restrictions governing the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Rincon.

May 03, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


ECSO to go to four-day work week in June

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is tightening its belt by shrinking its work week.

May 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon worries about ISO ratings

Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said a result of the Effingham County commissioners' recent decision to terminate its contracts for service with the cities could end up raising insurance rates for many in unincorporated areas of the county.

May 03, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Burns, Purcell to face November opposition

Both Jon Burns and Ann Purcell will face opposition in November for their state House of Representatives seats.

May 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


A day for champions

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Search comes to a grim end

Family and friends will hold funeral services this weekend for an Armstrong Atlantic State University whose body and missing truck were found Tuesday after a three-month search.

April 29, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Heidt trial to be delayed

The trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother won't start next month as originally planned.

April 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Zeigler changes affiliation to independent

The chairman of the Effingham County Board of Commissioners was elected to office two years ago as a Republican.

April 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lewis to run again for District 2 seat

Current Effingham County commissioner Myra Lewis has qualified to run for re-election.

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon PD to get in-car computers

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon won city council approval Monday night to purchase and install new mobile data terminals in all 12 police cruisers.

April 29, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


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South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

The South Effingham High School NJROTC was recently designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2016-2017 school year by the Naval Service Training ...

May 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia participating in Summer Food Service Program

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Tax Assessors announce Assessment Notices appeal due June 19

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Tech to offer Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit Program

RINCON - In partnership with Effingham and Bryan County regional manufacturing partners, Savannah Technical College will offer the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of Credit ...

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS, SEHS seniors celebrate College Acceptance Day

On May 2, graduating seniors from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School celebrating College Acceptance Day by coming to school dressed in ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Zack Norton honored by ECSD deputies

One of Effingham County's strongest and bravest citizens, Zack Norton, was honored recently by an equally strong and brave group of Effingham County Sheriff ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Quick-thinking kids learn about safety

Effingham County second grade students gathered in the gymnasium of Ebenezer Middle School Thursday to put their knowledge on safety to the test at the ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

An Effingham County family of three recently added a few members to the family - seven, to be exact - as their adoption of the "Super Seven ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Meeting on DRT America to be Wednesday night

A public hearing regarding DRT America and the potential hazard it could cause to Ebenezer Creek will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at ...

May 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Community Orchestra Concert Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will perform its spring concert on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Dept. Gymnasium ...

May 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


National Association of Letter Carriers hosting 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


The adventure of a lifetime: A cross-country trip on foot

Last week, many citizens of Effingham County came into contact or saw from a distance two characters walking the roads and streets of the community.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Bobcats celebrate 34th May Day

Rincon Elementary School hosted the 34th annual May Day on Friday morning with a crowd of hundreds watching.

May 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

On Tuesday, May 2, the Effingham County Navigator Team (ECNT) held a fundraiser at the Huddle House in Rincon to raise money for the group.

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

One Rincon family's request to build a privacy fence on their property was a long-debated issue at Monday night's Rincon City Council meeting ...

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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