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City looks to save its old post office

Rincon City Council has discussed taking the first steps to refurbish the city's old post office building.

May 13, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


County preparing tighter budget

Even as Effingham County has pared its budget to more than $1 million less than the previous plan, commissioners are still looking at what else to trim.

May 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, Guyton may be close to sewage pact

A proposal between Effingham County and the city of Guyton that seemed to have been stalled is getting new life.

May 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


SPLOST wish list lengthy

As Effingham County commissioners ponder the to-do list for a possible next round of special purpose local option sales tax, a few priorities are taking shape.

May 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon getting Clean Up Day in gear

Rincon is getting ready to recycle - at least for a day.

May 10, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


GOP governor hopefuls square off in Statesboro

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.

May 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


No more ‘Methingham’?

Autumn Whitfield hears the question every time she goes to represent her school at a function across the state.

May 06, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham mail back rate jumps

Slightly more than 72 percent of U.S. households believed to be occupied mailed back their 2010 Census forms, the same rate that was achieved in

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon may loosen cap on its alcohol laws

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.

May 03, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


ECSO to go to four-day work week in June

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is tightening its belt by shrinking its work week.

May 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon worries about ISO ratings

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.

May 03, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Burns, Purcell to face November opposition

Both Jon Burns and Ann Purcell will face opposition in November for their state House of Representatives seats.

May 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


A day for champions

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Search comes to a grim end

Family and friends will hold funeral services this weekend for an Armstrong Atlantic State University whose body and missing truck were found Tuesday after a three-month search.

April 29, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Heidt trial to be delayed

The trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother won't start next month as originally planned.

April 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Man shot in standoff with Effingham County deputies was sex offender

The man killed last week during a standoff with two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and one deputy from Bulloch County was a registered ...

February 01, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


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