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County makes change on assessors board

Effingham County commissioners voted to make a change among the board of assessors.

February 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon takes a new look at recycling

The city of Rincon may be a step closer to implementing a recycling program.

February 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


State to begin appliance rebate program next week

ATLANTA - Starting Feb. 12, the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program will provide Georgia residents with rebates ranging from $25 to $199 on ENERGY STAR rated appliances. ENERGY STAR appliances eligible for the program include clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators and freezers. The total amount available for rebates is $8.6 million. Purchases made prior to Feb. 12, 2010, will not be eligible.

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Driver in fatal accident faces charges

The driver of the vehicle involved in a fatal accident Sunday night is now facing criminal charges related to the wreck that killed the front seat passenger.

January 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Taxpayers have opportunity to contest 2010 land values

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property can file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Another day in court awaits local taxpayers group

A local taxpayers group said it is no longer seeking the removal of three members of the Effingham County Board of Assessors - but it is asking for a state law to be enforced.

January 28, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


ECSO to step up traffic patrols

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office will be increasing traffic enforcement as part of a crackdown to be conducted throughout the county next month.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Group draws legislative praise

ATLANTA - State lawmakers praised the efforts of the Effingham County delegation, both in the General Assembly and those who traveled to Atlanta for Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 28, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Driving toward road funding

ATLANTA - In the midst of the dire news of budget constraints emanating from the Capitol, there is some good news on the horizon, state Sen. Jack Hill said.

January 28, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Health care reform to start over

The process on proposed health care reform likely is about to start from scratch, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said Saturday.

January 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lions turn building sale into donations

Big donations have been made by the Rincon Lions Club from proceeds from the first distribution of funds from the sale of their building to the city of Rincon.

January 25, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Webb to lead IDA board

Members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority selected Dennis Webb as the board's new chairman Thursday morning.

January 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Drivers getting a pain from ash roads

Effingham County commissioners said they are looking at what to do next when it comes to the county's roads.

January 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Service delivery mediation gets under way

All the players were on hand Thursday as the mediation process for the service delivery strategy began in Effingham County.

January 21, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


A touch of old, a touch of new

The rehabilitation project for the historic Effingham Courthouse is on track, contractors said Tuesday.

January 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Rincon voters approve Sunday package sales

Residents of Rincon will now be able to purchase packaged wine or beer on Sundays after the measure was voted on and approved on Election ...

November 09, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Commissioners vote down mosquito spraying proposal

The Effingham County commissioners held a public meeting Tuesday night and voted no to a proposal to use taxpayer money to help fight the current ...

November 04, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECHS, SEHS students attend college fair

Seniors and juniors from both Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School met with representatives from colleges and universities from across the nation ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lunch, Laugh and Learn helps raise spirits, awareness

It was all smiles Thursday afternoon at the Lunch, Laugh and Learn for Breast Cancer Awareness event held at Effingham College and Career Academy as ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECCA named College and Career Academy of the Year

CALHOUN - Effingham College and Career Academy was named the College and Career Academy of the Year on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Calhoun by Lt. Governor ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therepeutic Center competes at Special Olympics Horse Show

GAINESVILLE - Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton took eight of their students and ten of their wonderful volunteers to Gainesville, GA to compete in the ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local


Rincon voters to determine sale of alcohol on Sundays

Voters in the United States have a lot to think about between now and Nov. 8, when the country will decide on the next President ...

October 26, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Palmetto Pipeline forum yields differing opinions

A public forum regarding a proposed plan to build the Palmetto Pipeline in the coastal area of Georgia was held on Thursday morning at the ...

October 26, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


SEHS falls to Buford in Elite 8

After defeating Loganville 2-1 in the first round and Union Grove 3-1 in the second round, the South Effingham High School Lady Mustangs were defeated ...

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rebels edge Pirates 14-12

Riding a four-game winning streak coming into Friday night, the Effingham County Rebels made it five consecutive victories with a hard-fought 14-12 win over Brunswick.

October 24, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Manna House food drive continues through October

The Manna House Ministries is continuing their Fall Food Drive this month and they encourage you to help your neighbors and friends that need extra ...

October 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton City Council approves changes to city vehicle operation policy

The Guyton City Council approved a motion Thursday night to change the distance that a Guyton City Police officer can live before having to pay ...

October 19, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Rebels sweep Lanier

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team had no trouble Friday afternoon defeating the Lanier High School Longhorns as they completed the sweep ...

October 19, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Lady Rebels sweep Stephenson

It was a clean sweep Wednesday afternoon for the Effingham County High School Lady Rebels softball team as they went on the road to Stone ...

October 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Springfield Fall Festival rescheduled

The City of Springfield and the Fall Festival Planning Committee have decided to reschedule the 2016 Springfield Fall Festival to Nov. 18-19.

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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