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IDA going forward on tract’s parks

Effingham County could be home to a major recreation complex, if the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's plans come to fruition.

March 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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