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Hunter named to hospital authority

LaMeisha R. Hunter was sworn in as the Guyton representative on the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees. Hunter was selected as the newest member of the board of trustees on Aug. 4 to fill the chair of Dr. Franklin Goldwire, who served the hospital authority since 2005.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Lee to seek second term

Rincon Mayor Ken Lee has filed to seek another term.

September 03, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Alderman to step down

Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman has announced he will not seek re-election in November.

September 03, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Commissioners to add to assessors board

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to ask the state for a performance review of the board of assessors and to expand the membership of the board.

September 03, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Baxley won’t run for council again

Rincon City Councilman Ken Baxley will not seek another term on council, he announced Monday.

August 31, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Retreat strikes a chord of cooperation

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community, business and political leaders gathered Thursday and Friday to map out a far-reaching and long-range vision of what they think Effingham County can be.

August 31, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


But lawmakers sound sour note on budget

Local lawmakers don't expect the GREAT plan or an increase in the tobacco tax, even as the state stares at continuing dwindling revenues.

August 31, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Health Department to hold flu shot clinics

It's time to roll up your sleeve and arm yourself against the seasonal flu. Getting vaccinated each year is one of the best ways you can avoid catching or spreading the virus. The Effingham County Health Department will offer seasonal flu shot clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 4 and Sept. 18. Appointments are required.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA seeks comments on farmers’ TAA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requesting comments on a proposed rule that would establish the procedures and eligibility criteria for receiving assistance under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Limited tickets available for Rice speech at Georgia Southern University

A limited number of tickets will be available to the public to hear former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. Rice will speak to the student body about leadership, followed by a short question and answer session.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GSP: Labor Day traffic to be heavy

ATLANTA - The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening at 6 p.m. and traffic on Georgia roads is expected to be heavy. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said a number of local events across the state will contribute to make for a busy holiday period.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon stands its ground in land spat

What began as a routine Rincon City Council meeting Monday night turned out to be a long narrative by city attorney Raymond Dickey and punctuated by Mayor Ken Lee and Councilman Paul Wendelken on giving the "whole story" on the ongoing land dispute with Herman Woods.

August 27, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


City fills vacant finance post

Wesley Corbitt was named finance officer following Rincon City Council's executive session Monday night.

August 27, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Citizens watchdog group to ask for review of assessors

The local citizens group "We, the Tax Payers" will appear before the Effingham County commissioners in their meeting Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., petitioning for the commissioners to take several actions that relate to the 2009 re-assessment of Effingham property.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Traffic slow on Hwy 21 South bound

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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County moves to curb dumpster parking

Effingham County commissioners have approved a change to their parking of trucks and trailers ordinance that will prohibit dumpsters from being placed on county roads.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Long-awaited Parkway getting big boost

ATLANTA-The announcement was unexpected - but welcomed gladly

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King's legacy included to how to treat others

The dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included how his fellow man treats one another, said Van Johnson.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Incumbent commissioners, chief magistrate, tax commissioner to run again

With election approaching for several Effingham County offices, four incumbents have announced their intention to be returned to their posts.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff to run for re-election

Surrounded by his family and a contingent of current and former Effingham County Sheriff's Office employees, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced his intention to seek ...

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lariscy sworn in as Guyton mayor

Jeff Lariscy was sworn in as the mayor of Guyton at the regularly scheduled Jan. 12 council meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield council members take oath of office

Springfield City Council members Justin Cribbs and Gary Weitman were sworn in to their seats at the Jan. 12 council meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon swears in council members

Rincon City Council members Reese Browher, James Dasher and Paul Wendelken took their oaths of office as Rincon City Council members at the Jan. 12 ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One driver killed in Tuesday night wreck on I-16

Authorities are investigating an accident Tuesday night that claimed the life of one motorist and led to three cars catching on fire.

January 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Governor announces plan to fix state roads, bridges

Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives, released a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan made possible through the Transportation Funding Act ...

January 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One more hurdle cleared for rec complex

Work on the planned central recreation complex off Highway 21 and Rahn Station Road has one less obstacle in its path.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Assessors give updates on property tax changes

It's January, a new year is here, and the valuation process on real and personal property in Georgia is under way. Real property is ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Railroad crossings to close for repair work

CSX Railroad has scheduled crossing closings for repair. Traffic will be re-routed and signs will mark the detours. Crossings normally are closed for three days ...

January 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon Police to hold citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its citizens police academy. The CPA will begin March 8 and is a 10-week program.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield puts new semi parking rule into gear

Parking a semi in Springfield will fall under new regulations, after city council members approved changes to a zoning ordinance.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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