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Wendelken enjoys his service

It's not the same Rincon Paul Wendelken grew up in, but some things haven't changed in the eyes of the city council incumbent.

November 24, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Raises on the way for county employees

Effingham County employees will be getting a little more money after county commissioners agreed to new pay rates and job classification changes.

November 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State recommends well owners conserve, test water

Georgia faces one of the most severe droughts in its history. Rivers and reservoirs are at record lows, and many communities face water shortages that could challenge their ability to meet water supply needs.

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Key peanut provisions included in 2007 farm bill

Georgia Peanut Commission leaders were on Capitol Hill for last week's U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee mark-up and passage of the 2007 Farm Bill. Key peanut provisions included in the bill are:

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA looks for ways to get water to project

Having completed its deal with DP Partners to develop its land straddling I-16, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to live up to its end of the bargain.

November 22, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


ACS memorial service set

Join the community on Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. for the annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial service at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium, 405 North Ash St., Springfield. The public is invited to attend.

November 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Church asks Rincon to close Sixth Street

Rincon City Council is looking at what to do about a request to close Sixth Street between Highway 21 and Richland Avenue.

November 20, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon may look at re-inspection fees

Rincon wants to take a look at how much to charge for inspectors who have to take another look at construction sites.

November 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chamber wants to get seeds to grow businesses

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce officials hope a visit to Valdosta will help them grow small businesses here.

November 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work coming to Lost Plantation entrance

It may be tough getting in and out of the Lost Plantation area for a while, but work planned for the Lockner Road entrance should make it easier once it's done, according to Rincon officials.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Thursday night at the fair

Cattle Show Winners

November 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cagle, Richardson unveil reservoir relief bill

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson announced details of the Reservoir Development and Drought Relief Act which will be introduced in the legislature this upcoming session.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Tuesday night at the fair

Tuesday night at the Effingham County Fair featured the goat show.

November 17, 2007 | Brittany McNair | Local


Larson to address state water issues at Chamber breakfast

For months now, water - or the lack of it - has been a growing concern for Georgia. The northern and western parts of the state are suffering from the worst drought in the state's history. Gov. Sonny Purdue has declared parts of the state a disaster area because of the adverse effects of the drought.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Statewide tax meeting coming to Savannah

ATLANTA - This fall, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will host a series of meetings throughout Georgia to educate the public about proposals being discussed by state legislators that would make major changes to the state's tax system.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Qualifying for municipal races to start late next month

Qualifying for the three municipal elections in Effingham County is set to begin late next month.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County millage rate set at 28.799 for FY16

Effingham County's millage rate for the coming fiscal year has been set at 28.799.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New car, officers for Rincon Police

The Rincon Police Department is now at full staff, with three new offices, its latest K9 ready for service and city council's approval to ...

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two Effingham men hurt in Monday wreck

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the collision of two pickup trucks that left one driver dead and two others injured Monday afternoon.

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State asks for feedback on historic preservation plan

The Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of updating Georgia's statewide historic preservation plan, a document that ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Military convoy to affect traffic on I-16, I-95

Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart during the late hours of July 16.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State’s tax revenues up 3.1 percent for June

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled nearly $1.82 billion, an increase of $55.2 million, or ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City already working on next Freedom Rings

City of Rincon officials are reviewing how they can make the annual Freedom Rings event better.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Barrow appealing ruling on Guyton permit

The city of Guyton faces another legal challenge to its plans to build a wastewater treatment plant.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Historic Society seeks county help with improvements

The Historic Effingham Society wants to make improvements to the Living History Site and the Effingham Museum - and it's looking for some help from ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton OKs budget for FY16

Guyton City Council has adopted a budget for fiscal year 2016 that is a reduction from the previous year's spending plan - but still allows ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, Rincon to work on inmate work crew deal

Rincon City Council and Effingham County commissioners are trying to finalize an agreement that will provide an inmate work crew for the city.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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