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Rincon peering into tourism opportunities

Could Rincon become the site for the next Keller's type flea market? How about a home for a couple of museums or maybe a picnic site on the River? Those are just a few of the possibilities being studied now for birthing a tourism trade for Rincon and perhaps the county.

February 08, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


County makes change on assessors board

Effingham County commissioners voted to make a change among the board of assessors.

February 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon takes a new look at recycling

The city of Rincon may be a step closer to implementing a recycling program.

February 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


State to begin appliance rebate program next week

ATLANTA - Starting Feb. 12, the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program will provide Georgia residents with rebates ranging from $25 to $199 on ENERGY STAR rated appliances. ENERGY STAR appliances eligible for the program include clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators and freezers. The total amount available for rebates is $8.6 million. Purchases made prior to Feb. 12, 2010, will not be eligible.

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Driver in fatal accident faces charges

The driver of the vehicle involved in a fatal accident Sunday night is now facing criminal charges related to the wreck that killed the front seat passenger.

January 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Taxpayers have opportunity to contest 2010 land values

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property can file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Another day in court awaits local taxpayers group

A local taxpayers group said it is no longer seeking the removal of three members of the Effingham County Board of Assessors - but it is asking for a state law to be enforced.

January 28, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


ECSO to step up traffic patrols

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office will be increasing traffic enforcement as part of a crackdown to be conducted throughout the county next month.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Group draws legislative praise

ATLANTA - State lawmakers praised the efforts of the Effingham County delegation, both in the General Assembly and those who traveled to Atlanta for Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 28, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Driving toward road funding

ATLANTA - In the midst of the dire news of budget constraints emanating from the Capitol, there is some good news on the horizon, state Sen. Jack Hill said.

January 28, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Health care reform to start over

The process on proposed health care reform likely is about to start from scratch, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said Saturday.

January 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lions turn building sale into donations

Big donations have been made by the Rincon Lions Club from proceeds from the first distribution of funds from the sale of their building to the city of Rincon.

January 25, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Webb to lead IDA board

Members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority selected Dennis Webb as the board's new chairman Thursday morning.

January 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Drivers getting a pain from ash roads

Effingham County commissioners said they are looking at what to do next when it comes to the county's roads.

January 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Service delivery mediation gets under way

All the players were on hand Thursday as the mediation process for the service delivery strategy began in Effingham County.

January 21, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


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DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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