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Rotary Club seeks volunteer of the year nominees

The Rotary Club of Effingham is accepting nominations for volunteer of the year.

February 21, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


State troopers probe Friday's fatal accident

A Savannah man remains in critical condition after an accident Friday night on Highway 21 claimed the life of a passenger in his car.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Liquor referendum stirs debate

Bob Rogers and Charles Kea agree on one thing - neither wants to see bars and liquor stores open in Effingham County.

February 21, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson co-sponsors line item veto amendment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he is co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would allow the President to use the line-item veto to either eliminate or reduce appropriations in any bill passed by the Congress.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Manufactured home owners can appeal valuations

Tax bills/assessment notices were mailed Dec. 28 for manufactured homes. If you own a manufactured home, but do not own the land, you are renting or leasing a space for your home from another property owner, you should have received a bill/notice. If you did not receive a bill/notice please contact the Board of Tax Assessor's office at 754-2125 as soon as possible.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Governor kicks off ready Georgia campaign, severe weather awareness week

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Ready Georgia, a new statewide campaign that will be led by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). Perdue unveiled the campaign during a ceremony proclaiming Feb. 3-9 as Severe Weather Awareness Week (SWAW) in Georgia.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to advance voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters participating in the upcoming presidential preference primary that advance voting will begin Monday and end Friday. Voters participating in the election in-person will be required to show photo ID.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Y 'all in' with Priceless Gifts campaign

The Effingham YMCA is going all in.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter endorses McCain

ATLANTA - State Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) announced Friday that his supporting Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for the Republican nomination for President.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Chamber preparing for entrepreneur friendly visit

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is only a few weeks away from earning the entrepreneur friendly community designation.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Property owners can file appeal on assessment notice

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of has property has the opportunity to file a property tax return with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors until April 1.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson backs tax credit legislation for homebuyers

WASHINGTON - Drawing on more than three decades of experience in the real estate industry, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., introduced legislation Wednesday to provide a $15,000 tax credit spread out over three tax years for anyone purchasing a new home, a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. Isakson said he believes such a tax credit would provide an immediate boost to the housing market and to the nation's economy, just as a similar tax credit did in the mid-1970s.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State may pitch in for IDA

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's undertaking at I-16 and Old River Road could be getting some help from the state.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield council gets offer for one acre

The Springfield City Council discussed the possibility of selling one acre of land from the sprayfield site on Long Bridge Road.

February 14, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Shearouse to recommend firing Hayes

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse is expected to recommend to school board members that veteran Effingham County High School girls basketball coach Nate Hayes be fired.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction ...

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Elementary students get moving at Bobcat Fun Run

Rincon Elementary School students released more energy than usual on Friday as they participated in the First Annual Bobcats Fun Run, an event put on ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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