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County to take part in regional transit plan

Effingham County commissioners have lent their support to regional rural transportation system that is expected to start this summer.

May 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Governor signs anti-dogfighting measure into law

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed House Bill 301, making dogfighting a felony in Georgia.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Absentee ballots for elections are available starting Thursday

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel encouraged Georgians to request an absentee ballot for the July 15 general primary election and the Nov. 4 general election.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Augusta Democrat lawmakers back Barrow

AUGUSTA - On Friday, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) accepted the endorsement of every Democratic member of the Augusta delegation to the Georgia General Assembly. Sen. Ed Tarver, Rep. Quincy Murphy, Rep. Gloria Frazier, Rep. Wayne Howard and Rep. Hardie Davis all joined Congressman Barrow as he kicked off his campaign in Augusta. Sen. J.B. Powell also has endorsed Congressman Barrow.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital seeking to roll back millage

Effingham Hospital officials and county commissioners will try to work together on finding room for the hospital to expand, and hospital trustees also are looking to roll back their millage.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners driving forward on parkway

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with preliminary work on the Effingham Parkway. But the final tab of the entire project could be even greater than commissioners already have imagined.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Crews battle isolated fire at Savannah River Mill

A contractor at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill was injured slightly as G-P crews and local fire departments battled a fire at the mill Wednesday afternoon.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney: Stone doesn’t live in district

SAVANNAH - Public records show that Republican Candidate John Stone does not live in nor is he registered to vote in the congressional district he wants to represent. According to the Richmond County Voter Registration Office, Stone registered to vote in the 10th District on March 11, several months after he began his campaign for Congress.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon chief still looking to fully staff police force

The Rincon Police Department is still two officers short of a full roster, but Chief Michael Berry told city council members he wants quality over mere quantity.

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Putting ‘fun’ in fundraiser

On a warm early Saturday in May, Becky Reece painted the faces and arms of children in the parking lot of Lovett's Tradin' Post in Rincon.

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hill seeks re-election to Senate seat

Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that he will offer for reelection to his tenth term in the state Senate. Sen. Hill has represented the 4th Senatorial District of Georgia since 1991.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McDaniel declares for tax commissioner seat

Linda McDaniel has qualified to run for the position as tax commissioner as a Republican.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


No opposition for Zeigler, Loper, Brantley

There's only one candidate for Effingham County's newly-created commission chairman at-large seat, but two other countywide offices will be contested in July's partisan primaries.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon tries to keep patrol cars out on the road

The Rincon Police Department is embarking on a stringent new set of guidelines for upkeep of its cars, Chief Michael Berry said.

May 25, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson, Chambliss back expanding G.I. Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that they are co-sponsoring legislation that would enhance the existing Montgomery G.I. Bill by improving education benefits for servicemembers, veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Guyton to raise property taxes

The City of Guyton sent out a press release last week announcing that a decision has been made to increase the 2017 property taxes it ...

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriffs working fatal accident

The Effingham County Sheriffs Department is currently working a fatal accident at highway 80 and 17.

July 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smalls graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenyatt N. Smalls II graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369 celebrates awards night

Local Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369, who is chartered by St. John's Lutheran Church of Rincon, had plenty of things to celebrate ...

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia getting drivers to obey speed limit or get ticket

Motorists who think they drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS's Holder given $1,000 for use at GSU

Lenexa, Kan. – The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to student Robert Holder from Clyo, Ga., for the ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Kindness Rocks Effingham County

Local residents have gotten their "rock" on this summer as they paint messages, pictures and positive words onto rocks and hide them around the county ...

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Oktoberfest takes a break

In a press release sent out on Tuesday afternoon from the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, a decision to put the 2017 Oktoberfest on hiatus ...

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham 4-H members participate at State 4-H Council

EFFINGHAM COUNTY – State 4-H Council, one of Georgia 4-H's core programs, is the constitutional meeting of the Georgia 4-H Council and the election of ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lightning catches Rincon home on fire

A lightning bolt struck a house in Rincon Sunday night, causing a fire that engulfed the structure and destroyed the home.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Emancipation Diploma Bill in effect

On Monday, March 30, 2015 Governor Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Music of Johnny Cash to fill Mars Theatre Saturday night

SPRINGFIELD – Get ready to take a journey back in time, to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained featuring ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon water issue a major problem for City Council

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday night, the council heard comments about and voted on a number of issues.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett ready to work

While he has only been serving the position for a few weeks now, Interim County Administrator for Effingham County, Billy Beckett, has been hard at ...

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Five arrested during drug bust in Effingham County

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced Thursday that the Effingham County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Rincon Police Department, conducted a joint drug operation in ...

July 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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