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State looks at cutting taxes

It isn't just the GREAT plan - Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson's move to do away with state property taxes - that is making waves under the Gold Dome.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Deal for IDA land still on the table

An offer from one of its tenants at the Effingham Industrial Park is still on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's table.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield ponders effects of 'yes' vote on referendum

The Springfield City Council continued working on an ordinance for liquor by the drink sales in the city in the event that the upcoming referendum passes to allow sales inside the city limits.

February 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Money's tight for road projects

ATLANTA - With a new commissioner on board, the state Department of Transportation will be conducting business in new ways, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned.

February 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney to walk the walk in campaign for 12th District seat

Ray McKinney believes that one of the best ways to run for Congress is to walk. In February and March, the 12th District native Republican will take to the streets, roads and highways of the 12th Congressional District in his bid to replace U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah).

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Empty Stocking Fund makes holidays brighter

The Effingham Empty Stocking Fund continues to receive funds for the annual effort to provide Christmas wishes for those in need of assistance. Families receiving assistance include families with children and the aged and disabled.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senate to take up state water plan Friday

ATLANTA - The state Senate is expected to vote on the widely-debated statewide water plan Friday.

February 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Player’s mom wants coach out

The mother of an Effingham County High School girls basketball player who has accused her coach of choking her wants that coach fired.

February 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County clears the way for aerial photography contract

Smile, Effingham County - the county is going to take a picture.

February 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon checks into license process

Rincon is looking at ways to make sure businesses in the city have their licenses and to see if they can make the process easier for current license holders.

February 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow: Blue Dog Coalition's influence growing

In 2006, Democrats took the majority position in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. But since then, the Democratic leadership has not had much success pushing their agenda through Congress.

February 02, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


Group looks into county's tax remedies

A group put together to look at Effingham County's tax situation has begun its work.

February 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Coach remains in limbo

The investigation into an incident between a coach and a player at Effingham County High School is expected to be finished soon, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.

February 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon OKs O'Reilly's plans

Rincon City Council gave approval Tuesday night to the final site plans for O'Reilly Auto Parts, but there is still some question about what is - or isn't - under the ground at the proposed site.

January 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton gives go-ahead for sewage plant

Guyton City Council voted Tuesday to approve an engineering contract with Hofstadter and Associates, Inc. for the planning and supervision of construction of a municipal wastewater treatment facility.

January 31, 2008 | Brittany McNair | Local


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Mahany wins award for book translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mahany wins award for books translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Ken Lee has announced that he will be seeking re-election this year as the Mayor of Rincon, a decision that will have him running ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters ...

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in ...

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes ...

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

SAVANNAH – Last Friday, the Thunder Task Force came together in Savannah to write 332 citations and 120 warnings to drivers violating traffic laws.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office was notified that Investigators with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had cultivated information that there may ...

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Hussars hold Annual Confederate Memorial Day service

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 welcomed friends and guests recently for their annual Confederate Memorial Day Service to honor those who fought and ...

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham educator selected to attend Keystone Science School

RINCON – Jessica Lyons, a 10th and 11th grade environmental and physical science teacher at South Effingham High School, has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend ...

June 15, 2017 | By Carrie Thompson | Local


Rincon City Council denies permit to Williamsburg Townhomes

The Rincon City Council heard arguments both for and against a Master Plan Revision for Williamsburg Townhomes at a meeting Monday night before ultimately deciding ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 banquet for members

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Recognition Banquet Thursday night at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon to hand out awards ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Dr. Franklin Goldwire honored with Treutlen Award Thursday

Dr. Franklin Goldwire was honored Thursday night with the Treutlen Award at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Membership Recognition Banquet, which took place ...

June 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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