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Rincon to drop Republic

Rincon City Council approved a deal for Waste Management to take over the city's garbage hauling at its meeting Wednesday night.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State looks at cutting taxes

It isn't just the GREAT plan - Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson's move to do away with state property taxes - that is making waves under the Gold Dome.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Deal for IDA land still on the table

An offer from one of its tenants at the Effingham Industrial Park is still on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's table.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield ponders effects of 'yes' vote on referendum

The Springfield City Council continued working on an ordinance for liquor by the drink sales in the city in the event that the upcoming referendum passes to allow sales inside the city limits.

February 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Money's tight for road projects

ATLANTA - With a new commissioner on board, the state Department of Transportation will be conducting business in new ways, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned.

February 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney to walk the walk in campaign for 12th District seat

Ray McKinney believes that one of the best ways to run for Congress is to walk. In February and March, the 12th District native Republican will take to the streets, roads and highways of the 12th Congressional District in his bid to replace U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah).

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Empty Stocking Fund makes holidays brighter

The Effingham Empty Stocking Fund continues to receive funds for the annual effort to provide Christmas wishes for those in need of assistance. Families receiving assistance include families with children and the aged and disabled.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senate to take up state water plan Friday

ATLANTA - The state Senate is expected to vote on the widely-debated statewide water plan Friday.

February 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Player’s mom wants coach out

The mother of an Effingham County High School girls basketball player who has accused her coach of choking her wants that coach fired.

February 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County clears the way for aerial photography contract

Smile, Effingham County - the county is going to take a picture.

February 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon checks into license process

Rincon is looking at ways to make sure businesses in the city have their licenses and to see if they can make the process easier for current license holders.

February 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow: Blue Dog Coalition's influence growing

In 2006, Democrats took the majority position in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. But since then, the Democratic leadership has not had much success pushing their agenda through Congress.

February 02, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


Group looks into county's tax remedies

A group put together to look at Effingham County's tax situation has begun its work.

February 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Coach remains in limbo

The investigation into an incident between a coach and a player at Effingham County High School is expected to be finished soon, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.

February 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon OKs O'Reilly's plans

Rincon City Council gave approval Tuesday night to the final site plans for O'Reilly Auto Parts, but there is still some question about what is - or isn't - under the ground at the proposed site.

January 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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