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Steering the road funding plan

As a former economic developer, Allen Burns equates transportation as jobs. As executive director of the Coastal Regional Commission, he sees the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 as an avenue for economic growth.

March 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Attorney has a few questions for city council

Springfield City Council members may take up the matter of who leaked information about a potential legal action against the city.

March 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Georgia PSC gets briefing on Japan reactors

Several members of the Georgia Public Service Commission received a briefing from Georgia Power Company officials on the nuclear reactor incident in Japan. The commissioners received details about the incident in Japan at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and about the integrity and design of the nuclear power reactors operated by Georgia Power and Southern Company near Waynesboro and Baxley.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

DDS to offer limited service Saturday

The Georgia Department of Driver Services urges customers to plan ahead. On Saturday, DDS will offer limited driver licensing services due a scheduled upgrade of a national database used to verify driver's license information.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

County gets recycling pitch

Curbside recycling could be coming to Effingham County, if county commissioners go forward with a proposal from Republic Waste and Recyclebank.

March 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

IDA weighs strategic plan, report

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will work on a strategic plan that they hope will do more than give the IDA a guide to follow.

March 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Prospect activity warming up for IDA

Business has been beyond steady for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, CEO John Henry said.

March 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

McKinney named honorary chair of Taxpayer Receipt effort

LYONS-Ray McKinney of Lyons, the 2010 Republican nominee for Georgia's 12th District congressional seat, has been named honorary chairman of One Nation PAC's grassroots initiative to pass the Taxpayer Receipt Act.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Commissioners vote to censure chairman

Effingham County commissioners opted to censure commission Chairman Dusty Zeigler, rather than ask for his resignation, after a lengthy ethics hearing Tuesday night.

March 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

DoT to help out on Old Augusta Rd.

Effingham County has reached another benchmark in beginning work on phase 2A of Old Augusta Road.

March 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County pushes Parkway forward

The regional transportation roundtable will determine how much of the Effingham Parkway will be included in a 10-county one-cent sales tax, after Effingham County commissioners approved four projects to be sent to the state Department of Transportation.

March 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County now taking online tax payments

Linda McDaniel, tax commissioner of Effingham County, announced that her office has launched an innovative new Web site to help the taxpayers of Effingham County, and those who do business in Effingham County a dynamic way of accessing important tax information online. The property tax information is now available at the following web site address

March 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Deadline approaches on homestead exemptions

The homestead of each resident of the state of Georgia actually occupied as a residence and homestead on Jan. 1 of the tax year may be exempted from certain Ad Valorem Taxation providing the exemption is returned and claimed in the manner prescribed by law and approved by the County Board of Assessors.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

State unemployment falls to 10.2 percent for February

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 10.2 percent in February, down one-tenth of a percentage point, from a revised 10.3 percent in January. The January rate, originally reported as a preliminary 10.4 percent, has been revised downward to 10.3 percent. The state's jobless rate was also 10.3 percent in February 2010.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

County installs online ticket payment

In a move to conserve resources and add efficiencies, Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Hursey has spearheaded a program to add online payment to the list of services available for traffic offenses in Effingham County.

March 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

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Effingham Family Medicine physician offices to close

All Effingham Family Medicine physician offices and the Women's Health Center in Rincon will be closed Wednesday due to the winter storm forecast.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Another weather-related closure announced

Effingham YMCA will be closed on Wednesday due to weather-related concerns. All group exercise classes, child watch, Mother's Morning Out, Fun Club and events ...

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Weather prompts school closing

The Effingham County School System will be closed to students and employees Wednesday as it anticipates freezing temperatures resulting in conditions that may compromise safety ...

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Classical guitarist to perform at Guyton Christian Church

RINCON - Classic guitarist Jeff Bianchi is ready to strike a helpful chord.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County wrestlers show promise in Packer Classic

Six Effingham County wrestlers placed in the top five at the Packer Classic in Moultrie on Friday and Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Opening of cancer center, new CEO top hospital changes

RINCON -- Effingham Health System rode a wave of change in 2017. It made a series of advances in care and received a change at the ...

January 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Substitutes power South Effingham boys to victory

EVANS -- A first-rate effort by its second teamers powered South Effingham past Augusta Prep in the Monterrey Christmas Classic on Saturday.

December 30, 2017 | | Local

Slow start dooms Mustangs

EVANS -- There often is no happy medium for the South Effingham Mustangs. Sizzling starts and fizzling finishes -- or vice versa --have plagued them all season.

December 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hospital, hospital authority set special meeting date

There will be a special called joint meeting of the Effingham County Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 6 ...

December 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

RINCON - Effingham County had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2017.

December 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs' Scott opts to vault to Ivy League school

GUYTON - Darius Scott is about to take the biggest leaps of his life. One is athletic and the other is academic.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

PORT WENTWORTH - It was about helping others this holiday season in Port Wentworth.

December 26, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local

IDA seeking more proactive approach

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has determined that a unified voice is more likely to be heard when pitching Effingham County's ...

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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