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County continues work on four-day week

Though they don't expect to make their target of July 1 to start the four-day work week, Effingham County commissioners will forge ahead with plans for a four-day work week.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


In their honor

With the strains of the Effingham Community Orchestra as a backdrop, Effingham residents paid tribute to soldiers who fell in battle in far-flung places during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.

June 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Library support remains hot topic

Effingham County commissioners may be trying to find ways to restore funding they have proposed to cut from the county's two libraries.

June 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Another delay in Heidt trial?

The case of the state vs. Craig Heidt could be on hold again.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Digging in

An afternoon by the river was a day of work for a team of researchers at Tuckasee King on Thursday.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police get keyed up for in-car computers

A new tool in their hands will allow Rincon Police Department officers to stay out on the roads longer.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ends deal to use inmate labor

Guyton City Council has opted to end its agreement with the Effingham County Prison for inmate labor.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO to assist Liberty Co. this weekend

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies will be assisting the Liberty County Sheriff's Department this weekend as Liberty deputies pay their final respects to the late J. Don Martin.

May 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Petition asks commissioners to restore library funding

Patrons of the Effingham County libraries are trying to muster support to stave off expected budget cuts from the county commissioners.

May 27, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No longer lost to history

The Georgia Historical Society paid homage to Effingham County's role in Georgia history by raising a new historical marker Tuesday morning at Ebenezer.

May 27, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Rincon looks to level alcohol playing field

In what they call a move to make their city more competitive with surrounding jurisdictions, Rincon City Council members approved the first reading of a handful of changes to the city's alcohol ordinance.

May 27, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon kicks off Gateway project

Though it took a long time for the shovels to turn dirt, it may not take long for Rincon's Gateway project to be finished.

May 27, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State troopers preparing for a busy holiday weekend

ATLANTA - The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening and the Georgia State Patrol will be watching for impaired drivers and other traffic violations that could potentially cause a traffic crash. The holiday period begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends Memorial Day.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Property assessment notices now in the mail

Property assessment notices for 2010 were mailed May 24, notifying taxpayers of an increase or decrease on their property value from 2009. The deadline for filing an appeal is July 7.

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


IDA loves master’s plan for Research Forest

A Savannah College of Art and Design graduate student revealed her vision of what the Research Forest Tract may hold for community purposes - much to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's liking.

May 24, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

On Tuesday, May 2, the Effingham County Navigator Team (ECNT) held a fundraiser at the Huddle House in Rincon to raise money for the group.

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

One Rincon family's request to build a privacy fence on their property was a long-debated issue at Monday night's Rincon City Council meeting ...

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Toss Allen out as Effingham County Administrator

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that current County Administrator Toss Allen would not have his contract renewed.

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah River Classic has anglers hooked

Ten years ago, the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce was interested in creating an event that would support the Stand Up for America Day celebration ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local realtor Karen Miller achieves high recognition from NAR

RINCON - Karen Miller with Southern Georgia Homes has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

Nurses at Effingham Health System were treated to a catered lunch Wednesday in celebration of National Nurses Week, which began on Monday and will finish ...

May 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

The Rincon Garden Club recently attended the Olde Effingham Day flower show, Eighty Years in Bloom, on April 22.

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham K9's to get body armor

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K9's, Arest and Gero, will receive bullet and stab-protective vests soon thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit ...

May 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Edwards Interiors nominated for Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year

Edwards Interiors was honored last week at the 2017 Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park by being nominated ...

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Ricker to run for Mayor of Rincon

Former Rincon Mayor Pro-Tem and current Rincon City Councilmember, Christi Ricker, has announced that she is running for the position of Mayor of Rincon.

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures on SR21 for signal inspections at the DDI

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and SR 30 in Port ...

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre celebrating three year anniversary

SPRINGFIELD - A lot has happened at the Mars Theatre since reopening its doors in 2014. More than 47,000 tickets have been sold for movies ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Resurfacing project underway on SR 21 south of Rincon

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation started a resurfacing project today and will utilize single lane closures between Lisa Street and Westwood Drive south ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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