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Commissioners to add to assessors board

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to ask the state for a performance review of the board of assessors and to expand the membership of the board.

September 03, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Baxley won’t run for council again

Rincon City Councilman Ken Baxley will not seek another term on council, he announced Monday.

August 31, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local

Retreat strikes a chord of cooperation

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community, business and political leaders gathered Thursday and Friday to map out a far-reaching and long-range vision of what they think Effingham County can be.

August 31, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

But lawmakers sound sour note on budget

Local lawmakers don't expect the GREAT plan or an increase in the tobacco tax, even as the state stares at continuing dwindling revenues.

August 31, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Health Department to hold flu shot clinics

It's time to roll up your sleeve and arm yourself against the seasonal flu. Getting vaccinated each year is one of the best ways you can avoid catching or spreading the virus. The Effingham County Health Department will offer seasonal flu shot clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 4 and Sept. 18. Appointments are required.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

USDA seeks comments on farmers’ TAA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requesting comments on a proposed rule that would establish the procedures and eligibility criteria for receiving assistance under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Limited tickets available for Rice speech at Georgia Southern University

A limited number of tickets will be available to the public to hear former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. Rice will speak to the student body about leadership, followed by a short question and answer session.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

GSP: Labor Day traffic to be heavy

ATLANTA - The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening at 6 p.m. and traffic on Georgia roads is expected to be heavy. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said a number of local events across the state will contribute to make for a busy holiday period.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon stands its ground in land spat

What began as a routine Rincon City Council meeting Monday night turned out to be a long narrative by city attorney Raymond Dickey and punctuated by Mayor Ken Lee and Councilman Paul Wendelken on giving the "whole story" on the ongoing land dispute with Herman Woods.

August 27, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local

City fills vacant finance post

Wesley Corbitt was named finance officer following Rincon City Council's executive session Monday night.

August 27, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local

Citizens watchdog group to ask for review of assessors

The local citizens group "We, the Tax Payers" will appear before the Effingham County commissioners in their meeting Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., petitioning for the commissioners to take several actions that relate to the 2009 re-assessment of Effingham property.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Traffic slow on Hwy 21 South bound

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Tract's owners tout its potential

Representatives of the Grandview tract extolled its potential as an industrial site to Effingham County commissioners - and said the time is right to extend water and sewer lines to the tract, they said.

August 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Regional rural transit program almost ready to roll

Coastal Georgia is set to go through a positive change, according to Barbara Hurst, transportation director of the Coastal Regional Commission, formerly the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

School system has room to grow

The Effingham County School System is growing, and it has the room to grow, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.

August 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Driver enters plea in triple fatal wreck

An Effingham County teenager charged in a September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people has pled guilty in Effingham County State Court.

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Local

DOT announces ramp closures on 16, 95

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants the traveling public to be aware of ramp closures on I-95 and I-16 in Chatham County. The contractor has ...

August 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local

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