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County, Rincon likely headed to mediation

With just days to go before the Oct. 31 deadline extension allowed by the state Department of Community Affairs, the city of Rincon has delivered a new proposal for service delivery strategy to Effingham County officials.

October 26, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


State Right to Life backs Tyler

Jessie Tyler has picked up two endorsements in his bid to claim the House District 159 seat.

October 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


‘This is our park’

The city of Rincon dedicated its first park on the city's west side Sunday afternoon under a beautiful blue sky and with a nice crowd on hand to help with the ceremony. The park was dedicated to long-time community leader Peter J. Giles Jr.

October 26, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


New land values on their way to property owners

Effingham County commissioners are scheduled to vote next month on a millage rate after the board of assessors approved a widely-debated property tax digest.

October 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County has questions for hospital

Effingham Hospital officials are pressing county commissioners to approve a measure that would guarantee 2 mills in property tax. But commissioners still have questions about the hospital's plans for expansion, questions they say aren't getting answered.

October 22, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Despite suspension, Atkins stays in race

Effingham County Health Department Administrator Joe Atkins and two other employees have been placed on administrative leave.

October 22, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Council hopefuls get their chance

City council hopefuls in Rincon and Springfield got a chance to make a quick impression on potential voters during the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates forum Wednesday morning.

October 22, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates make their pitch at forum

With less than two weeks until municipal elections and a special vote for a state House seat are held, candidates made a pitch for their bids at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast.

October 22, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to host candidates’ breakfast

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a "meet the candidates" breakfast, Oct. 21 at 7:30 a.m.

October 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Power schedules final fall power outage for today

The final scheduled power outage for the current upgrades will be today beginning at 9 a.m.

October 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


IDA seeks a path for its RFT east-west corridor

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is looking at its options on a proposed east-west corridor through its massive Research Forest Tract.

October 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Victim Witness marks its 20th anniversary

Effingham's Victim Witness Assistance Program held its 20th anniversary appreciation banquet on Thursday evening and had a full house at the Mill Creek Lodge in Rincon. Chairman Ted Kandler opened the meeting and served as emcee for the evening. The group was made up of volunteers and others involved in some way in utilizing the services of this group.

October 20, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Alpha Battery boot drive a big success

October 19, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Flu-like symptoms claim toddler

The 4-year-old daughter of a Rincon dentist succumbed to an illness on Sunday, and the child's preschool decided to close Monday and today.

October 19, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


CCCS holding identity protection events this week

SAVANNAH - Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Savannah will host National Protect Your Identity Week with two days of events that are free and open to the public.

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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