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Absentee ballots available for February's primary

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters that they can request an absentee ballot for Georgia's presidential preference primary, which will be held statewide on Feb. 5. Voters can request an absentee ballot through Feb. 1. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar by 7 p.m. on election day. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners have questions on at-large seat

Effingham County voters will decide on a county commission chairman at-large in the 2008 elections, and current commissioners still have plenty of questions about the position.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Jail repairs a 'serious' issue

Effingham County officials will go ahead with finding a structural engineer to recommend improvements to the county jail, improvements that demand immediate attention, according to county staff.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton won't renew contract with Republic

Guyton's city council may have opened the door for a new waste disposal service contract.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IRS working on 'patch' for alternative minimum tax

The Internal Revenue Service announced it will immediately begin the final reprogramming steps for its income-tax processing systems to prepare for the upcoming tax season following final passage of the alternative minimum tax "patch" Dec. 19 by the House.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton eyes putting police right next door to city hall

The Guyton Police Department could be on the move to a new home that would make it more visible, city council members believe.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs budget

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved the 2008 budget at a special called meeting on Tuesday.

January 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


IDA, county, Springfield near water pact

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is drawing closer to providing water for its massive project at I-16 - and it's a solution that also may help local governments comply with state mandates.

January 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Authorities say arson cause of campground fire

Wednesday's fire at the Methodist Campground in Springfield has been determined to be arson.

January 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Chamber pushing forward with gateways project

Effingham Chamber of Commerce leaders are forging ahead with plans to spruce up the county's gateways.

January 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Williams resigning as county adminstrator

County Administrator Ed Williams is stepping down less than nine months after he was named to the position permanently.

January 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Firefighters work quickly to quell fire at historic Methodist meeting ground

Springfield firefighters and firefighters from around the county battled a blaze at the Methodist Campground in Springfield late Wednesday afternoon.

January 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


'Christmas in Effingham' one of weekend's attractions

Christmas in Effingham took place for the second year on Saturday.

January 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon sets budget, keeps millage at zero

Rincon's millage rate will continue to be zero after city council adopted the 2008 budget.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners ponder R-8 zoning again

Effingham County commissioners again discussed creating a new zoning ordinance that could allow for townhome developments.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Amity but differences of opinion among chairman candidates

Wendall Kessler and Wesley Corbitt sat next to each other for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum Thursday at the Mars Theatre - while ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students' deaths

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements ...

April 21, 2016 | By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


UGA to dedicate cabins at Wormsloe

SAVANNAH-The University of Georgia will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest facilities, the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe cabins, on Friday ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Religious freedom bill likely to be revived in 2017

The religious freedom bill vetoed last month by Gov. Nathan Deal could be revived in a future General Assembly session, state Rep. Jon Burns said.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton City Council hits stalemate trying to fill seat

Filling the vacant seat on Guyton City Council will have to wait at least one more meeting.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dig it - top archaeologists to survey Springfield historic site

Some of the nation's top archaeologists will be trekking across the city of Springfield's property near the famed Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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