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Wendelken enjoys his service

It's not the same Rincon Paul Wendelken grew up in, but some things haven't changed in the eyes of the city council incumbent.

November 24, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Raises on the way for county employees

Effingham County employees will be getting a little more money after county commissioners agreed to new pay rates and job classification changes.

November 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State recommends well owners conserve, test water

Georgia faces one of the most severe droughts in its history. Rivers and reservoirs are at record lows, and many communities face water shortages that could challenge their ability to meet water supply needs.

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Key peanut provisions included in 2007 farm bill

Georgia Peanut Commission leaders were on Capitol Hill for last week's U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee mark-up and passage of the 2007 Farm Bill. Key peanut provisions included in the bill are:

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA looks for ways to get water to project

Having completed its deal with DP Partners to develop its land straddling I-16, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to live up to its end of the bargain.

November 22, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


ACS memorial service set

Join the community on Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. for the annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial service at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium, 405 North Ash St., Springfield. The public is invited to attend.

November 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Church asks Rincon to close Sixth Street

Rincon City Council is looking at what to do about a request to close Sixth Street between Highway 21 and Richland Avenue.

November 20, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon may look at re-inspection fees

Rincon wants to take a look at how much to charge for inspectors who have to take another look at construction sites.

November 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chamber wants to get seeds to grow businesses

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce officials hope a visit to Valdosta will help them grow small businesses here.

November 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work coming to Lost Plantation entrance

It may be tough getting in and out of the Lost Plantation area for a while, but work planned for the Lockner Road entrance should make it easier once it's done, according to Rincon officials.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Thursday night at the fair

Cattle Show Winners

November 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cagle, Richardson unveil reservoir relief bill

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson announced details of the Reservoir Development and Drought Relief Act which will be introduced in the legislature this upcoming session.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Tuesday night at the fair

Tuesday night at the Effingham County Fair featured the goat show.

November 17, 2007 | Brittany McNair | Local


Larson to address state water issues at Chamber breakfast

For months now, water - or the lack of it - has been a growing concern for Georgia. The northern and western parts of the state are suffering from the worst drought in the state's history. Gov. Sonny Purdue has declared parts of the state a disaster area because of the adverse effects of the drought.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Statewide tax meeting coming to Savannah

ATLANTA - This fall, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will host a series of meetings throughout Georgia to educate the public about proposals being discussed by state legislators that would make major changes to the state's tax system.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Springfield grant paves way for canoe, kayak launch

Springfield's path to the Ebenezer Creek has taken another step.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Master plan for central rec complex almost done

Effingham County officials are putting the final tweaks on a proposed massive recreation complex for the center of the county.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement to step up Operation Zero Tolerance

Motorists all across Georgia are preparing for the unofficial end of summer by planning last minute trips to the lake, beach and everywhere in between ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to settlement in Grandview suit

The long legal battle between a development group and Effingham County commissioners appears to have ended.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Driver enters plea in triple fatal wreck

An Effingham County teenager charged in a September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people has pled guilty in Effingham County State Court.

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Local


DOT announces ramp closures on 16, 95

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants the traveling public to be aware of ramp closures on I-95 and I-16 in Chatham County. The contractor has ...

August 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Rincon keeps millage rate at 0

Rincon City Council members approved a millage rate of 0 for city property owners.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs inmate work pact with Rincon

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract to provide an inmate work crew and a guard for the city of Rincon.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners want to fill seats on MPO boards

Effingham County commissioners are looking for someone to represent the county at the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization's meetings.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Environmental groups join action against pipeline company

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jason Wermers Bryan County News | Local


New Highway 21 signal in Port Wentworth ready to go into effect

Effingham County commuters will have a new traffic signal in Port Wentworth to encounter.

August 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Woman awaiting sentence says she’s not a drug dealer

An Effingham County woman who has pled guilty to a marijuana possession says she is not a drug dealer.

July 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Qualifying for municipal races to start late next month

Qualifying for the three municipal elections in Effingham County is set to begin late next month.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County millage rate set at 28.799 for FY16

Effingham County's millage rate for the coming fiscal year has been set at 28.799.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New car, officers for Rincon Police

The Rincon Police Department is now at full staff, with three new offices, its latest K9 ready for service and city council's approval to ...

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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