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County, IDA like path of new committee

Effingham County commissioners and development authority members are in agreement that the newly-formed transportation committee is the right path to take.

March 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County water rates to go up

Rates for Effingham County water users may be heading up.

March 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


DCP program signup deadline approaches

Farmers and agricultural landowners have until June 1 to sign up for the 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment program (DCP). Agricultural producers and landowners located in Effingham, Bryan and Chatham counties should contact the local Farm Service Agency Office at 203 S. Laurel St. in Springfield on the second floor of the First Effingham Bank Building. The phone number is 754-6664, option 2.

March 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon delays penalties for business licenses

The city of Rincon is giving businesses a break - but not a long one - to get their licenses renewed.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs law to cut down on nuisances

The Springfield City Council has approved a new nuisance abatement ordinance.

March 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Guyton holds off on fire truck grant

Guyton's plans to buy a new fire truck for its fire department are on hold.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lee: City narrowing its choices for city manager

Rincon City Council hopes to close in on a new city manager soon, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A Landing Day kickoff

A landmark year for the descendants of Effingham County's first European settlers is under way.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Berry files EEOC complaint against city

Rincon City Attorney Raymond Dickey is dismissive about former police chief Michael Berry's complaint against the city.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham gets nearly $10K in food, shelter funds

The State Set-Aside has awarded Effingham $9,914 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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