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County pushes forward with old courthouse

Work on the renovation of the historic Effingham Courthouse should be completed by the middle of October 2010, county commissioners were told Tuesday afternoon.

December 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Westwood residents ponder, question annexation

Residents of the Westwood Heights subdivision just outside the Rincon city limits again face the possibility of annexation, and city council chambers were at seating capacity Monday night for a public hearing.

December 11, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


A first for Young Farmers

Kelly Rahn was named Effingham County Young Farmer of the Year on Thursday night, the first time a woman has received that honor.

December 07, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Burnin’ down the house

Effingham County firefighters, under the direction of Fire Chief Val Ashcraft, went through a periodic live fire training exercise on Monday night at their training facilities on 125 acres just outside of Springfield.

December 03, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Barnes running on track record

Former governor Roy Barnes touted his track record in office, even with the mistakes he admits he made in office.

December 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County agrees to 119 pathway study

Effingham County commissioners have approved, by a split vote, a feasibility study of a pathway between Springfield and Guyton on Highway 119.

December 01, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City looking at buying re-use sprayfield land

The city of Rincon is in negotiations to purchase property to use as a re-use sprayfield. They are hoping to close the deal within the next several weeks.

November 30, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon explores use of lower Floridan aquifer

Rincon City Council took up the issue of drawing water from the lower Floridan aquifer as they discussed the payment of a portion of fees incurred by Rincon, Richmond Hill, Consolidated Utilities, and the engineering firm of Carter and Sloope.

November 30, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Petition seeks assessors’ ousters

A local taxpayers watchdog group has filed a petition to have three members of the Effingham County Board of Assessors removed from office.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Edenfield named vice commander for 165th

Col. Keith Edenfield has been given a new leadership role as vice commander of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield to hold three hearings on proposed 2009 millage rate

Springfield City Council will hold three public hearings on its proposed millage rate and will hold a workshop tonight for the fiscal year 2010 budget.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Trailer fire leaves family homeless

A trailer fire early Saturday morning left a local family of three in need of assistance. According to the Red Cross, the fire happened about 3 or 3:30 Saturday morning on George Hurst Road. Although the home was totally destroyed, nobody was hurt in the incident.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Local arts council ready to be redrawn

It's been several years since Effingham County had an arts council, but a group of community leaders says it's time to build it again.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to offer service to industrial tract

Rincon City Council voted on Monday to offer to supply water and sewer services to the Springfield Investment Company - but with the city's "normal stipulations," according to city attorney, Raymond Dickey.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon completes Lions Club building deal

The city of Rincon has purchased the Lions Club Building on Lexington Avenue through a lease-purchase agreement with the Rincon Lions Club.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


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Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Amity but differences of opinion among chairman candidates

Wendall Kessler and Wesley Corbitt sat next to each other for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum Thursday at the Mars Theatre - while ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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