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City levies strong accusations against former police chief

The first round of the Rincon City Council's investigation into its police department and its former chief has revealed an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, according to city officials.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council: New chief could be hired soon

Rincon City Council is on the verge of hiring its next police chief and could do so soon.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to give police new computer power

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of five laptop computers for the police department Tuesday.

February 12, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Loper, Liotta named to regional water council

ATLANTA - Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper and Michelle Liotta of Georgia-Pacific were named to the Coastal Georgia Regional Water Planning Council announced Wednesday.

February 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon releases findings on police department

The first round of the Rincon City Council's investigation into its police department and its former chief has revealed an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, according to city officials.

February 10, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A long road back

Until the night of Feb. 7, 2008, Paul Seckinger's full-time job was at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

February 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County hoping to drive transportation forward

Effingham County commissioners are trying to steer a course they believe may help push several road projects along.

February 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County frets over water pact

Effingham County commissioners are worried a change to a water and sewer agreement may be opening the flood gates of requests from developers.

February 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon narrows police chief choices

Rincon City Council members have interviewed three candidates for police chief and may not be done.

February 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City gets questioned on wastewater permit

Community members were given information and made comments Tuesday night concerning Springfield's proposed spray field and draft permit.

February 05, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


City fires back against ex-chief

The city of Rincon has added another chapter in a legal battle with former police chief Michael Berry.

February 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon housekeeper cleans up in Georgia Lottery

ATLANTA - Lorraine Lopez, a housekeeper and team leader for the Air National Guard, is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win. Lopez, 46, won $198,753 as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the Jan. 24 Fantasy 5 drawing.

February 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State leaders painting dire budget picture

Effingham County business and government leaders got a first-hand look earlier this week at just how deep the state's fiscal problems are.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


But not all of Effingham’s news is bad

While Effingham County business and government leaders are still wondering just how much money will be available for such mammoth undertakings as the Effingham Parkway, not all the news was bad this week.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Developers search for Goody’s replacement

Developers of the Fort Howard Square are confident they can fill quickly the hole that will be left by Goody's impending closing.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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County to set 2015 millage rate Wednesday

Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work set to start on county’s next audit

The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners set meeting for rec plan

Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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