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Lottery pays off for the county

ATLANTA - The Georgia Lottery Corp. recently announced record first-half profits for education. Georgia Lottery profits for the first half of fiscal year 2010 totaled $429,754,000, surpassing the previous record set last fiscal year by more than $8.49 million.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


IDA likes UGA report on Research Forest

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have found a report on possibilities for the Research Forest Tract much to their liking.

February 16, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer to run for 5th District seat

Phil Kieffer will announce his plan to run for the Effingham County Commission 5th District. The announcement will take place Wednesday at 4:30 at Macomber Ballpark in Rincon.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Mock to run for school board seat

After a lot of soul-searching and prodding, Mose Mock wants to re-enter the Effingham County education system.

February 16, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Citizens group to offer tax return help

We, the Tax Payers is offering a public meeting offering help to Effingham County property tax payers. Help will be provided free to any property owner that wishes help with preparing for a hearing before the Equalization Board and/or wants help in filing the annual return of property for tax purposes.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Old River Road reopens

Old River Road is reopened after a collision between a semi and a church van led to its closure Monday evening.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Accident shuts down Old River Road, Highway 80

An accident involving a semi and a church van has shut down the intersection of Old River Road and Highway 80 in southern Effingham County.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Forecast calls for ... snow!

Are you ready for some … snow?

February 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon officers honored

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon presented citations during Monday's city council meeting to two officers for work they performed in lifesaving measures recently.

February 11, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Hospital prepares for HUD meeting

An Effingham County delegation will be meeting with federal officials later this month, answering questions and seeking answers as well.

February 08, 2010 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon peering into tourism opportunities

Could Rincon become the site for the next Keller's type flea market? How about a home for a couple of museums or maybe a picnic site on the River? Those are just a few of the possibilities being studied now for birthing a tourism trade for Rincon and perhaps the county.

February 08, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


County makes change on assessors board

Effingham County commissioners voted to make a change among the board of assessors.

February 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon takes a new look at recycling

The city of Rincon may be a step closer to implementing a recycling program.

February 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


State to begin appliance rebate program next week

ATLANTA - Starting Feb. 12, the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program will provide Georgia residents with rebates ranging from $25 to $199 on ENERGY STAR rated appliances. ENERGY STAR appliances eligible for the program include clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators and freezers. The total amount available for rebates is $8.6 million. Purchases made prior to Feb. 12, 2010, will not be eligible.

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Driver in fatal accident faces charges

The driver of the vehicle involved in a fatal accident Sunday night is now facing criminal charges related to the wreck that killed the front seat passenger.

January 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


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Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ...

November 30, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others ...

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


City of Rincon receives $500,000 grant

SAVANNAH - The City of Rincon has received a 2016 Employment Incentive Program (EIP) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of ...

November 21, 2016 | | Local


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