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Rotary Club seeks volunteer of the year nominees

The Rotary Club of Effingham is accepting nominations for volunteer of the year.

February 21, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


State troopers probe Friday's fatal accident

A Savannah man remains in critical condition after an accident Friday night on Highway 21 claimed the life of a passenger in his car.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Liquor referendum stirs debate

Bob Rogers and Charles Kea agree on one thing - neither wants to see bars and liquor stores open in Effingham County.

February 21, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson co-sponsors line item veto amendment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he is co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would allow the President to use the line-item veto to either eliminate or reduce appropriations in any bill passed by the Congress.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Manufactured home owners can appeal valuations

Tax bills/assessment notices were mailed Dec. 28 for manufactured homes. If you own a manufactured home, but do not own the land, you are renting or leasing a space for your home from another property owner, you should have received a bill/notice. If you did not receive a bill/notice please contact the Board of Tax Assessor's office at 754-2125 as soon as possible.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Governor kicks off ready Georgia campaign, severe weather awareness week

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Ready Georgia, a new statewide campaign that will be led by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). Perdue unveiled the campaign during a ceremony proclaiming Feb. 3-9 as Severe Weather Awareness Week (SWAW) in Georgia.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to advance voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters participating in the upcoming presidential preference primary that advance voting will begin Monday and end Friday. Voters participating in the election in-person will be required to show photo ID.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Y 'all in' with Priceless Gifts campaign

The Effingham YMCA is going all in.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter endorses McCain

ATLANTA - State Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) announced Friday that his supporting Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for the Republican nomination for President.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Chamber preparing for entrepreneur friendly visit

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is only a few weeks away from earning the entrepreneur friendly community designation.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Property owners can file appeal on assessment notice

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of has property has the opportunity to file a property tax return with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors until April 1.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson backs tax credit legislation for homebuyers

WASHINGTON - Drawing on more than three decades of experience in the real estate industry, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., introduced legislation Wednesday to provide a $15,000 tax credit spread out over three tax years for anyone purchasing a new home, a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. Isakson said he believes such a tax credit would provide an immediate boost to the housing market and to the nation's economy, just as a similar tax credit did in the mid-1970s.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State may pitch in for IDA

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's undertaking at I-16 and Old River Road could be getting some help from the state.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield council gets offer for one acre

The Springfield City Council discussed the possibility of selling one acre of land from the sprayfield site on Long Bridge Road.

February 14, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Shearouse to recommend firing Hayes

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse is expected to recommend to school board members that veteran Effingham County High School girls basketball coach Nate Hayes be fired.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Residents of a subdivision are asking Effingham County commissioners for help with their failing road.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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