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County water rates to go up

Rates for Effingham County water users may be heading up.

March 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


DCP program signup deadline approaches

Farmers and agricultural landowners have until June 1 to sign up for the 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment program (DCP). Agricultural producers and landowners located in Effingham, Bryan and Chatham counties should contact the local Farm Service Agency Office at 203 S. Laurel St. in Springfield on the second floor of the First Effingham Bank Building. The phone number is 754-6664, option 2.

March 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon delays penalties for business licenses

The city of Rincon is giving businesses a break - but not a long one - to get their licenses renewed.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs law to cut down on nuisances

The Springfield City Council has approved a new nuisance abatement ordinance.

March 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Guyton holds off on fire truck grant

Guyton's plans to buy a new fire truck for its fire department are on hold.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lee: City narrowing its choices for city manager

Rincon City Council hopes to close in on a new city manager soon, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A Landing Day kickoff

A landmark year for the descendants of Effingham County's first European settlers is under way.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Berry files EEOC complaint against city

Rincon City Attorney Raymond Dickey is dismissive about former police chief Michael Berry's complaint against the city.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham gets nearly $10K in food, shelter funds

The State Set-Aside has awarded Effingham $9,914 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham property owners can file return until April 1

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property has the opportunity to file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors. There is no requirement to file a return every year.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Plenty of buzz about EFACEC

The massive structure that will ultimately house Effingham County's newest industry is going up at a rapid pace - and will be open by the end of the year.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton may seek federal funding for sewage plant

Guyton City Council is looking for a better deal than its current loan with the state for its widely-debated wastewater treatment plant.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon upholds officer’s firing

Rincon City Council members voted to deny the reinstatement of a veteran police officer fired last month.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cars, structures but not house destroyed in fire

Firefighters from three departments battled a blaze Wednesday afternoon that threatened a north Effingham County home.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County sticks with funding cuts plan

A year ago, Effingham County commissioners opted to start reducing the amount of money the county provided to outside agencies. Last Tuesday, they reaffirmed their stance with a 5-1 vote.

March 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County, hospital work out agreement

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Democrats choose committee members

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon agrees to fee cut for Habitat project

Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, ECRP ready to move on master plan

Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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