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Rincon taps Berry as next chief

A veteran of the Newport News, Va., Police Department has been hired as the next police chief of Rincon.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners table Exley tract rezoning

A controversial rezoning proposal will wait another four weeks before it's brought before the Effingham County commissioners.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Storm cleanup continues (update: 4)

Red Cross volunteers worked Tuesday to assess the damage done by the tornado that hit the Ebenezer area Saturday night as those affected by the damage continued to clean up.

April 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County sticking to 55-45 provision in alcohol law

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with an ordinance that approves liquor by the drink in restaurants - as long those establishments make at least 55 percent of their profit from the sale of food.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield gets GEFA loan for sprayfield

Springfield has been awarded a $5.4 million loan by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority for the planned sprayfield and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant.

April 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


McKinney takes message, campaign to the street--on foot

The odds are long for Ray McKinney. He's well aware of that. And for the last few weeks, the road has been long, too.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Neighbors, strangers help pick up the pieces (update: 2)

Family, friends and complete strangers descended on the neighborhood at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Woodland Drive to help residents there clean up from the aftermath of a possible tornado.

April 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


NWS: 2 tornadoes rumbled through (update: 3)

Two tornadoes touched down Saturday night, causing damage to homes and transmission towers causing approximately 170,000 electric customers to be without power from Springfield to Hinesville.

April 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Salzburgers making big plans for Landing Day 2009

Two projects scheduled to be ready for next year's 275th anniversary of the Salzburgers landing in Georgia are on schedule.

April 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to pay honor to USS Georgia

Effingham County's event to mark the return to service of the submarine USS Georgia is set to take place at the Veterans Park in Springfield on Thursday at 4 p.m.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross responding to tornado damage

To date, Red Cross preliminary damage assessment reports indicate that 47 homes in Effingham County were affected by Saturday night's tornadoes.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Ebenezer community digs out from tornado (update: 1)

Residents along Ebenezer Road are cleaning up and fixing up after a tornado tore through the area late Saturday night.

April 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Tornado warning issued

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a tornado warning for parts of southeast Georgia, including northwest Effingham County.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Questions remain for neighbors on Exley tract plans

Residents near a tract that is up for a controversial rezoning are hoping to get a little more time to go over statistics presented by that property's owners.

April 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson, Chambliss vote against budget resolution, saying it would raise taxes

WASHINGTON - Expressing dismay over the Senate's plan to increase spending and raise taxes, U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., voted against final passage Thursday night of the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution, which passed by a vote of 51 to 41.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Mahany wins award for books translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Ken Lee has announced that he will be seeking re-election this year as the Mayor of Rincon, a decision that will have him running ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters ...

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in ...

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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


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