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Barrow wants to know where half of federal bailout went

With more than half of the $700 billion pledged from the federal government to the Wall Street bailout already spent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow has one question.

January 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Banner humbled by selection

Pastor Verdie Banner will be the grand marshal for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Springfield on Monday.

January 12, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Habitat, county to work on grants

Effingham County and the Effingham Habitat for Humanity may be joining forces to pursue block grants to help the home-building organization.

January 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter glad trauma system is hot topic

With the General Assembly set to convene Monday at the state Capitol, the discussion of the state's trauma system - and its lack thereof - is heating up, much to state Rep. Buddy Carter's delight.

January 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners deny fired animal control officer’s appeal

A former Effingham County Animal Control employee had the appeal of his termination denied Tuesday.

January 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Wounded Marine draws inspiration from president

The gesture from the President of the United States was as unexpected as the visit itself.

January 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New members of BoC ready to start work

They've already started their training in Athens and they've been more than interested observers at the last few county commission meetings.

January 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Election winners sworn in Tuesday

Effingham County's elected officials took their oaths of office Tuesday, the final step before assuming their offices.

January 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Long journey about to begin

By the time they board the plane that will take them to Afghanistan, the soldiers of Alpha Battery of the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion will be well-traveled.

December 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Civil rights groups say justice isn’t being done for accused father

Members of four local Christian and civil rights organizations convened at the Church of the Harvest on Saturday to rally support for an Effingham County resident who they believe was wrongfully indicted for killing his 8-week-old daughter in May 2006.

December 30, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Ex-chief sues city over open meetings

A former Rincon police chief is now charging the city with violating state open records statutes and has filed suit against Rincon for violating open meetings statutes.

December 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Parkway a matter of time, money

The long-awaited Effingham Parkway may have to wait a little longer, if the state Department of Transportation's fiscal woes prolong or worsen.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Building boom

Crews are working feverishly on the EFACEC site, Effingham Industrial Development Authority members said.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon holds the line on its millage

Rincon City Council approved the 2009 operating budget during last Monday night's meeting. And once again, they have done so without charging its resident city property taxes. They voted to set the 2008 millage rate at zero mills.

December 29, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


IDA’s holdings to get even more global publicity

Effingham County is going to be getting a little more exposure to site selection specialists.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Crash claims life of Guyton man

An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners take a look at slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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