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Farm Bureau donates $20K to food banks

Georgia Farm Bureau's annual Harvest For All campaign is aimed at providing food to those who have struggled to put food on the table. For the fourth straight year, the campaign solicited cash donations.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


ECSO gives holiday safety tips

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office offers the following safety tips for the holiday season.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon approves bid for 9th Street sewer work

Rincon City Council members have approved a contractor to begin work on its planned 9th Street utility improvements.

December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to seek audit extension

Effingham County commissioners have approved asking for an extension to complete their fiscal year 2013 audit - and it's the last time they can do so without incurring a penalty from the state.

December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield OKs budget, auditor contract

The firm hired to perform the city of Springfield's 2012 audit will be retained for next year's review of the city's finances.

December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Georgians advised to take close look at donations

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season. As Secretary of State, Kemp serves as Georgia's charities regulator.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Chamber backs Mars’ efforts

In more than ways than one, it was a big check presentation for the Mars Theatre on Tuesday night.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Knowing the rules of health care marketplace

Speaking at a recent community meeting in Effingham County about the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace, Robert Campbell began with a caveat.

December 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners to explore building master plan

Effingham County commissioners could make inroads next week on what offices will go where.

December 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chairman breaks tie on refund vote

Chairman Wendall Kessler had to cast the tie-breaking vote as Effingham County commissioners voted 3-2 to refund water and sewer impact fees to four property owners.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon, county getting close to fire station agreement

Effingham County will prepare an agreement for the city of Rincon to go over, after Rincon officials stated their case Tuesday for a fire station on Blue Jay Road.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to adopt smaller budget

Rincon's fiscal year 2014 budget will be slightly smaller than the current budget, after a proposed spending plan was presented for a public hearing at the city council's last meeting.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State has nicotine therapy replacement aids available

As of Wednesday, free nicotine replacement therapy supplies are still available for people living in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Vets to get ‘one-stop shop’ for benefits Thursday

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, together with representatives from several other federal, state, and local government agencies, will conduct a free "one-stop shop" for veterans benefits at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners urged to define administrator’s role

Effingham County commissioners need to clarify discrepancies in who they want to run the day-to-day operations of county government and how that person should go about doing the job, an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative said.

December 02, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Eden exterminator gets $1M lottery prize

ATLANTA – Purchasing a Georgia Lottery instant ticket was a grand slam for an Effingham County man, who won big while buying a cup of joe. Mathew McGee, 45, won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

April 22, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon OKs August country music event at park

Rincon City Council members cleared the way for a country music festival at Freedom Park this August, but they still have to finalize fees and policies for the venue.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County weighs changes to fees

Effingham County commissioners didn't approve a new schedule of fees, but after their discussion on the topic, a restructuring appears to be in the offing.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State: ACA signups just under 150K

ATLANTA - With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City says building on annexed land won’t happen soon

Rincon City Council members tried to assure a neighbor of its newly-annexed property that it won't be home to sprawling new subdivision anytime soon.

April 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County may seek bonds to ease water-sewer debt

Effingham County commissioners may seek another method to alleviate their water and sewer debt.

April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two wrecks end in fatalities

A 72-year-old man and a teenager died from injuries in separate accidents Thursday on Effingham County roads.

April 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City council adopts policies, procedures for Mars Theatre

With the grand opening of Springfield's Mars Theatre two weeks away, city council members approved a list of policies and procedures for the facility Tuesday night.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No alcohol for movies at the Mars

While beer and wine will be served at certain live performances, alcohol likely won't flow at the Mars Theatre when it shows movies.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff’s office gets highway safety grant

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City talks plans for fire station

Rincon City Council members are expected to hold a zoning hearing at their next meeting on the city's newly-annexed 66 acres off Blue Jay and McCall roads.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County set to start work on roads

Improvements to McCall and Blue Jay roads are expected to start this week, according to temporary county administrator Toss Allen.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Challenge to Jones' candidacy dismissed

Vera Jones can continue her re-election bid, after the Effingham County Board of Elections voted 3-1 Friday morning to dismiss a challenge to her candidacy.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen ready for second run at seat

The numbers, Rick Allen believes, are in his favor.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


12th District GOP hopefuls vow to overturn ACA

STATESBORO - In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia's 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states' rights in regard to medical marijuana.

April 03, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


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