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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


Springfield OKs alcohol referendum

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution to have a referendum brought to voters on liquor by the drink sales in the city.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Report: New tobacco rules would save Georgia $1.3 billion

ATLANTA - If Congress passes legislation to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, the new law would save the state $1.3 billion in tobacco-related health care costs by keeping 72,000 kids from becoming new smokers, according to a new report released recently by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon gives the go-ahead, too

Rincon residents will get to decide if they want to allow restaurants that serve liquor by the drink.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fire spreads from house to three other buildings

A house fire spread to three other buildings on Highway 17 outside of Guyton on Monday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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