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Tax bills now in the mail

Effingham County Tax Commissioner Lisa E. Wright announced 2008 tax bills were mailed Sept. 10 and carry a due date of Nov. 15. The tax commissioner's office will accept a U. S. postmark as evidence of timely payment received.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Berry dismissed as Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council voted unanimously to dismiss Police Chief Michael Berry and another officer Wednesday night for failure to carry out directives issued by the mayor and council.

October 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Isakson backs mileage increase for volunteers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation that would help volunteers deal with rising gas prices by increasing the mileage deduction rate allowed for charity work.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton takes in more than a half-million dollars in tap fees

The city of Guyton received "a little over $500,000 in tap fees" for Crossgate Subdivision, according to Phillip King's committee report on water and sewer during Tuesday's council meeting.

October 03, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


King stuns council with resignation

Phillip King's resignation as a Guyton alderman during Tuesday's city council meeting took quite a few people by surprise. City hall employees expressed both disappointment and surprise on Wednesday.

October 03, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Berry out as Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council voted unanimously to dismiss Police Chief Michael Berry and another officer Wednesday night for failure to carry out directives issued by the mayor and council.

October 02, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King resigns from Guyton City Council

Guyton Alderman Phillip King tendered his resignation letter during tonight's city council meeting, resignation effective Sept. 10.

October 01, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Lengthy session isn't over yet

Rincon City Council spent more than seven hours in executive session Monday night, finally adjourning at 3:22 a.m. after closed-door meetings with more than a dozen city employees and others, talking to each individually.

October 01, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Seminar to show seniors how to prepare for emergencies

The Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging and Care Improvement Plus, Georgia's largest state-wide chronic condition Medicare special needs plan, are hosting a free event for Savannah area seniors Wednesday regarding health preparations for emergencies.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Fall Festival coming

The Effingham Fall Festival will be held Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Historic Effingham Society and Living History Site.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Courthouse group begins work

At their Aug. 19 meeting the Effingham County Board of Commissioners established a work group to make recommendations on how best to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our nationally recognized historic courthouse. The historic courthouse was built in 1908 with a later addition added and dedicated in 1979. The courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield cancels council meeting

The Springfield City Council has canceled the meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday due to lack of agenda items.

September 30, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Guyton to discuss reuse pipe standards

Guyton city officials are scheduled to discuss the proposed purple pipe installation requirement for new construction as well as potential reuse water irrigation during tonight's council meeting.

September 30, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Zeigler preparing for job as chairman

With two months before his likely election as the initial county commission chairman at-large, Dusty Zeigler is clearing the decks to devote as much time as possible to the position.

September 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County closes in on LifeStar

Effingham County commissioners could get a contract in their hands this week from the firm that operates the LifeStar emergency helicopter.

September 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Turnovers sink South Effingham girls

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- It is the season of giving, but South Effingham's girls were much too generous Thursday night.

December 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Bartley graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Nieem R. Bartley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Henry resigns as IDA CEO

John Henry resigned as CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) effective at the close of business Friday, Dec. 1.

December 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre receives GCA grant

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, awarded $300,000 in funding grants to 84 ...

December 06, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Dairy evaluation team excels

The Effingham County FFA junior dairy evaluation team won the Area IV and Central Region competition and placed fourth in the state at the Georgia ...

December 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Reddick reads to elementary school students

RINCON -- Josh Reddick has invited everyone in Effingham County to share in his World Series success -- including elementary school students.

December 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Paintball battle results in $10,000 donation

Savannah's Willie Starker moves into position to shoot a couple of paintball rivals in Saturday's Battle of the Badges at Big Nasty ATV ...

December 05, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Ward graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Julia D. Ward graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 05, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County delivers keys to 19th house

RINCON - Wilhelmina Roberson was virtually speechless, but she didn't need to say anything. Her beaming face told the story.

December 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Schaffner wants to make state impact

GUYTON - Just four years ago, Jack Schaffner was a homeschool student looking to pursue a new sport.

December 03, 2017 | | Local


Emergency personnel to battle in paintball war, raise funds

SPRINGFIELD -- The Battle of the Badges is set Saturday. Employees from the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Effingham Fire and Rescue, Effingham County EMS, Rincon ...

December 01, 2017 | | Local


South Effingham assistant loves doing double duty

GUYTON -- Don't be fooled by his age. Sixty-year-old South Effingham assistant coach Varnard Reese is as flexible as an Olympic gymnast.

December 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New city limit signs OK'd

RINCON -- The City of Rincon will soon become a more attractive, welcoming place.

December 01, 2017 | | Local


United Way celebrates campaign success

RINCON -- United Way's Effingham office celebrated a campaign victory at its Service Center on Wednesday.

November 30, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels named to all-region football team

SPRINGFIELD -- Seven Effingham County Rebels were selected for the All-Region 2-AAAAAA football team. The squad was named by the region's coaches.

November 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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