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Lewis named commission chairperson

For what is likely the last time, Effingham County commissioners chose their chairperson Thursday morning.

January 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Monday deadline approaching for voters in presidential primary

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Feb. 5 presidential preference primary is Monday.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners to go over comp plan

Effingham County commissioners are scheduling a workshop to go over a laundry list of topics, including information on the nearly completed comprehensive plan.

January 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looks at service lines

Discussion of service delivery lines has prompted Effingham County commissioners to revisit the possibility of a countywide water and sewer commission.

January 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: March, April

MARCH 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: May, June, July

May 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: August, September, October

AUGUST 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: January, February

JANUARY 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Firefighters to hit the Web for more training

Effingham County firefighters will be able to get more training without having to leave the comforts of home - or at least their home station.

January 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Sand Hill park nearing completion

The Effingham County Recreation Department's sprawling Sand Hill complex is nearing completion after commissioners approved a long slate of projects for that park and several others.

January 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley.

December 23, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Fire Chief found not guilty

Corey Rahn, Rincon Fire Chief, was found not guilty on all charges Thursday by a jury of his peers stemming from an incident back in ...

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trial begins for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn

The trial for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn began Monday morning with testimony given from the officer who attempted to pull Rahn over back in ...

December 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County School District achieves GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

The Effingham County School District was recently recognized as the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2016 Distinguished School Board recognition.

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

The Effingham County High School wrestling team hosted the Rebel Invitational Saturday and welcomed 16 teams, including cross-county foe South Effingham High School. The Rebels ...

December 16, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

The Effingham County High School wrestling team hosted the Rebel Invitational Saturday and welcomed 16 teams, including cross-county foe South Effingham High School. The Rebels ...

December 16, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


STEM students show off scientific research projects at ECCA

STEM students at Effingham College and Career Academy have been hard at work over the last few months working on their scientific research projects, an ...

December 15, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Emilia Truluck wins Marshall Scholarship for achievements in academics

ATLANTA – The UK Government has announced a 25% increase in the number of American post-graduate students joining the Marshall Scholarship programme, the government's flagship ...

December 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Chamber of Commerce holds annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast

Business leaders in various fields came together on Wednesday, Dec. 7 to congregate, eat and partake in a Q&A session with political leaders in ...

December 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local paddlers explore natural beauty of lower Ebenezer Creek

On Saturday, the Georgia Conservancy, City of Springfield and Georgia DNR welcomed more than 30 paddlers on an exploration of lower Ebenezer Creek.

December 08, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Adjustments to SPLOST budget to be made after shortage of funds

At a called workshop of the Effingham County Commissioners Wednesday, Nov. 30, the commissioners discussed SPLOST, Capital Needs and the Short Term Work Program (STWP ...

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


United Way of the Coastal Empire raises $337,813 in Effingham Campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2016 Effingham County Campaign announced Wednesday morning that donations from various businesses and groups in the area ...

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Lady Rebels finish fourth at state

The 2016 Effingham County High School competition cheer season was a successful one for the Lady Rebels as they finished with a fourth-place showing at ...

December 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Road work at intersection of Fort Howard Rd-Hwy 21 causing traffic jam

Construction at the intersection of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21 in Rincon has traffic backed up for over a mile.

December 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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