Candidates discussed states rights, the fair tax, illegal immigration and mercury in Georgia's freshwater fish during Friday night's Statesboro Republican gubernatorial debate. About 325 citizens and supporters came out to Statesboro High School to hear five of the seven GOP candidates for governor stake out their positions on statewide issues.
It wasn't on the city council agenda Monday night but it might end up in a referendum in November. The issue is a general loosening of restrictions governing the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Rincon.
Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said a result of the Effingham County commissioners' recent decision to terminate its contracts for service with the cities could end up raising insurance rates for many in unincorporated areas of the county.