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Rincon adopts 55/45 rule for liquor by the drink

Rincon City Council approved its broad and sweeping alcohol ordinance Monday night, putting into code everything pertaining to the sale of alcohol in the city - including how much money restaurants can make from the sale of liquor by the drink.

May 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County mails out property assessments

Property assessment notices for 2008 were mailed April 23. Over 16,500 notices were mailed notifying taxpayers of an increase or decrease on their property value from 2007. Over half of the notices were decreases of value.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow introduces legislation to help families exposed to formaldehyde in FEMA trailers

With a little over a month to go before the start of the 2008 hurricane season, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) last week introduced legislation to help thousands of victims of the 2005 storms that rocked the Gulf Coast and drove many residents into trailers supplied by FEMA that contained toxic levels of formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hill, Burns deliver local aid grants

It's not just bringing home the bacon, state lawmakers said of the local assistance grants.

May 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Arden to run for tax commissioner

Frank Arden has announced his intention to qualify as a tax commissioner candidate in the Republican primary.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McDuffie to run for sheriff again

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has qualified to run again, submitting his paperwork and fee Wednesday afternoon.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney officially qualifies to run for Congress

Portraying himself as an "ordinary guy" running to restore true representation to Georgia's 12th District, Savannah engineering consultant Ray McKinney officially qualified Wednesday as a Republican candidate for Congress.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson asks senators to address health care reform

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., urged his colleagues to work together to address the issues of health care cost, quality, coverage and accessibility and to develop solutions that don't require government intervention.

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Qualifying gets under way

Clerk of Superior Court Elizabeth Hursey qualified Monday to seek re-election to her office.

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Brantley to run for 1st District county commissioners' seat

Robert Brantley announced Monday that he is a candidate for the 1st District Effingham County commissioner seat.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


More Morgan's Dixie Wish charms coming soon

The response to Morgan's Dixie Wish has been, in a word, overwhelming, according to Stacie Ortiz.

May 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


It's 55/45 for Rincon alcohol ordinance

By a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Rincon City Council adopted a new, sweeping alcohol ordinance that calls for restaurants wishing to serve liquor by the drink to make at least 55 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.

May 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


House passes Barrow amendment to boost minority share in grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) on Tuesday that can significantly improve minority participation in federal contracts for research and development.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rafter to run for probate judge seat

Rick Rafter, a partner of a local law firm Ratchford and Rafter, LLP in Springfield has announced his intention to run for the position of Effingham County Probate Judge.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney selected as delegate to GOP national convention

Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney thanked the delegates of the 12th District Republican Convention for electing him delegate to the National GOP Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes ...

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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