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Effingham property owners can file return until April 1

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property has the opportunity to file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors. There is no requirement to file a return every year.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Plenty of buzz about EFACEC

The massive structure that will ultimately house Effingham County's newest industry is going up at a rapid pace - and will be open by the end of the year.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton may seek federal funding for sewage plant

Guyton City Council is looking for a better deal than its current loan with the state for its widely-debated wastewater treatment plant.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon upholds officer’s firing

Rincon City Council members voted to deny the reinstatement of a veteran police officer fired last month.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cars, structures but not house destroyed in fire

Firefighters from three departments battled a blaze Wednesday afternoon that threatened a north Effingham County home.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County sticks with funding cuts plan

A year ago, Effingham County commissioners opted to start reducing the amount of money the county provided to outside agencies. Last Tuesday, they reaffirmed their stance with a 5-1 vote.

March 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gulfstream layoffs likely to be felt in Effingham

Thousands of workers at one of the Coastal Empire's biggest employers could be idled for a long time.

March 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Alpha Battery heads out

The members of Alpha Battery got a final warm embrace from the community on a chilly morning.

March 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners declare Treutlen House Day

Effingham County Commission Chairman Dusty Zeigler, left, along with fellow commissioners Jeff Utley, Verna Phillips, Myra Lewis, Reggie Loper and Bob Brantley, presents Mose Mock, chairman of the Treutlen House board of directors, with a proclamation stating March 29 will be Treutlen House Day and April will be Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

March 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Disaster drill puts crews, system to the test

The blood and gore were all part of an act, right down to the tree limb that impaled an Effingham County High School student.

March 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA courting two new prospects

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is courting a few prospects, even in the current economic climate.

March 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA optimistic about road plans

Effingham Industrial Development Authority officials are hopeful that several steps are being taken in the right direction to push through needed road improvements, particularly for their holdings at I-16 and Old River Road.

March 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Crossing work to interrupt 21 in Garden City

The Georgia Department of Transportation in partnership with CSX Transportation, Georgia Ports Authority; and the cities of Garden City, Port Wentworth, Pooler, Rincon, Savannah and Chatham and Effingham counties announce Highway 21 will be closed for railroad grade crossing improvements.

March 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


City alleges abuse, misconduct

Rincon City Council has concluded its presentation of its investigation into the city's police department and its ex-chief - and offered more serious and salacious accusations Monday night.

February 26, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Most of 48th Brigade to deploy by summer

The soldiers of Alpha Battery are home now - but they won't be home for long.

February 26, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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