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Commissioners split on request from hospital

Effingham County commissioners have decided to work with Effingham Hospital on the future use of land at the intersections of Highways 119 and 21.

November 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

United Way closes in on ambitious campaign goal

The United Way of Effingham County is getting closer and closer to its goal - and there's still plenty of time left on the clock.

November 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Council turns down Collins' appeal

Rincon City Council members voted 6-0 Tuesday night to deny the appeal of fired Rincon Police Detective Scott Collins.

November 12, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Magistrate candidates tout their experience

The four candidates for the position as Effingham County magistrate judge tried to extol their own virtues during a Thursday night forum.

November 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Consultant likes what he sees out of Effingham County

Effingham County is out of the running for Project Arx, but Industrial Development Authority officials are working to keep their name out there for similar big projects.

November 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

More questions abound in probate judge race

Candidates for the probate court judge seat didn't say much about a possible state probe into the office during the final forum Thursday night.

November 11, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

School board candidates look to the future

The candidates for the Effingham County Board of Education's District 2 both say the school system is good and want to make it better.

November 11, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Customer service issues still at heart of tax commissioner race

Customer service continued to be a topic between the candidates for tax commissioner at the second of two forums last week.

November 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon to smoke out sewer lines

Rincon residents may see smoke coming from their storm sewer lines sometime the first week of November.

November 11, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local

Magistrate race turning into friendly affair

The race for magistrate judge has been a pleasurable experience and devoid of animosity, the four men running for the office said.

November 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Probate candidates answer, issue challenges

The race for the probate court judge seat grew heated during a candidates' forum Tuesday night.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Residents speak out against Guyton’s plans

There were not enough chairs in Guyton's council chambers to seat all those who attended Tuesday's council meeting.

November 07, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Tax commissioner candidates spar

The candidates for Effingham County tax commissioner tried to draw distinct differences between themselves in the first of two forums held this week.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Tough times taking a toll on food pantries

The Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE) is working to increase donations to local food pantries in Effingham for those in need.

November 07, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Former Rincon cop asks for city’s help

A former Rincon police officer asked Rincon City Council to help pay his medical bills for an injury suffered in the line of duty and to clear his name.

November 07, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

Field keeps growing for county commission, school board races

The field for the May 20 primary is growing for a number of Effingham County races.

March 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Split vote OKs annexation, fire station

Effingham County commissioners approved allowing Rincon to annex 66 acres, following a split vote and questions for Rincon city officials.

March 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Time to turn clocks back, check smoke alarms

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds Georgians that they must change their clocks to daylight saving time earlier this year - and they should also change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local

County weighs fixes to another troubled junction

Effingham County officials may be taking steps to address another crash-plagued intersection.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County ponders how to spend rec impact fees

How Effingham County will spend more than $230,000 on recreation is not just a matter on which projects the money will be directed but also how soon.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Kieffer, Jones, Mason to run again

At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local

DOT looks at solutions for 95/21

Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Getting in on the clues

A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local

Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local

State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as and are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local

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