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IDA, Chamber form new bond

The nature of the relationship between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce is changing, and it's changing for the better, members of the two groups said.

July 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


First-hand look a big help to new board members

After a walk around the woods, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority members really can see the forest for the trees.

July 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gossett says he’ll put people first if elected

Rick Gossett says the campaign to be sheriff came to him.

July 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners OK budget, millage rates

Effingham County commissioners approved their budget for the coming fiscal year and the millage they believe they need to support it, but one commissioner has had a change of heart in how the money is doled out.

July 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hinson to run for chief magistrate

Scott Hinson, owner of Hinson's Georgia Market, and his wife Sue Nell have announced his intention to run for chief magistrate of Effingham County.

July 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Jones not running again

As much as she wanted to, Vera Jones won't be running for re-election to the Effingham County Board of Education.

July 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow hails move to extend unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) and a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in Congress approved legislation Thursday that will lend an extra helping hand to workers who've lost their jobs in the recent economic downturn. The Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act will immediately give workers who've lost their jobs 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits in every state. It was approved by a vote of 274-137.

July 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney touts energy independence agenda

RINCON - "Like Nero in ancient Rome, the Democrat-controlled Congress is fiddling while the economy goes up in flames because of skyrocketing fuel prices," said Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah). "People across the 12th District tell me they want real solutions to this problem, not just politics-as-usual."

July 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council members give go-ahead to two developments

Rincon City Council gave the go-ahead on preliminary plans for a 10,000 square foot commercial building at its meeting last Monday night.

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton chief asks for disorderly conduct law

Guyton Police Chief Randy Alexander is hoping to get to enforce another law and asked the city council to look at putting it on the books.

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


King selected at Chambliss’ county coordinator

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced that his statewide grassroots team for his re-election campaign is now organized in all 159 counties and 13 congressional districts.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Voter registration for July primary ends Monday

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote to be eligible to cast a ballot in the July 15 general primary is Monday.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Power outage hits Rincon Friday morning

A transformer failed at Georgia Power's substation near Goshen Road and Highway 21, leading to widespread blackouts in Rincon on Friday morning.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Stone: Congress doing nothing on gas prices

As he traverses Georgia's far-flung 12th Congressional District, John Stone hears a constant refrain.

July 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Crews contain Midland Road brush fire

Georgia Forestry crews are keeping an eye on a brush fire that is not quite out but is now contained.

July 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Rebels push Bulldogs to the limit before falling

Despite playing in heavy rain, the Effingham County Rebels weren't quite able to end a lengthy drought Friday night. The Rebels (0-2) dropped a ...

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs come up short in high-scoring affair

It was a long night for South Effingham's football team, which struggled to find its rhythm on both sides of the ball Friday night ...

August 25, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon city manager discusses growth challenges

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Wes Smith can't get caught in the moment. He always has to be thinking ahead -- way ahead.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Slow-starting Rebels nip Mustangs in volleyball

The tortoise didn't just beat the hare in a race. It did it in volleyball, too.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Connection reaching out for help to tackle child concerns

Effingham County residents who want to get plugged into the community in a helpful way need to contact Elaine Spencer, the local Family Connection executive ...

August 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Scout motto pays off for leader during eclipse

Lisa Scarbrough didn't let cloudy, rainy conditions overshadow her efforts to teach Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts about Monday's solar eclipse. She was ...

August 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ebenezer Middle FFA officers attend retreat

METTER - This school year's FFA officers from the Ebenezer Middle FFA chapter recently attended a retreat and training held at George L. Smith State ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shoplifting suspects caught after fleeing deputies

Two people were arrested and in custody after shoplifting and a pursuit Friday evening in Rincon.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Powerball jackpot mushrooms

There were no jackpot winners in Saturday's Powerball drawing. As a result, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has surged to an estimated ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Republic Services Inc. warns of legal action against Effingham County Commission

Effingham County's longtime trash collector thinks a proposed change in service providers stinks. It has warned government officials that it will contest the plan ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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