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Fired police chief to appeal decision

Rincon City Council members have agreed to hear the appeal of Michael Berry, who was fired as the city's police chief Sept. 10.

October 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State budget woes have county anxious

The state's budget worries have Effingham County commissioners worried, too.

October 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA, EFACEC prep for big day

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority officials are preparing for their big day Thursday with EFACEC, with a few questions - beyond placesettings - lingering.

October 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


OCRK starts online petition

Don't slime the Ogeechee. That's the headline splashed across the Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper's online petition posted on its Web site.

October 10, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Detective to appeal firing to Rincon council

A Rincon police officer fired last week will appeal city council's decision.

October 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Mayor says why police chief was fired

Contact with police officers and others after being warned not to do so without the mayor's presence led to Chief Michael Berry's firing Wednesday night, according to Rincon Mayor Ken Lee.

October 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New Ebenezer ready for 5th annual 5K

New Ebenezer Retreat Center will host its fifth annual 5K on Saturday. Proceeds from the event will be used toward a handicapped accessible cottage at the center.

October 07, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Treutlen House dedicates computer lab

Treutlen House hosted a computer lab dedication on Friday.

October 07, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Gulfstream still flying high

Even as all signals point to a hard landing for the economy, the sky very well may be the limit for Gulfstream.

October 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Tax bills now in the mail

Effingham County Tax Commissioner Lisa E. Wright announced 2008 tax bills were mailed Sept. 10 and carry a due date of Nov. 15. The tax commissioner's office will accept a U. S. postmark as evidence of timely payment received.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Berry dismissed as Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council voted unanimously to dismiss Police Chief Michael Berry and another officer Wednesday night for failure to carry out directives issued by the mayor and council.

October 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Isakson backs mileage increase for volunteers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation that would help volunteers deal with rising gas prices by increasing the mileage deduction rate allowed for charity work.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton takes in more than a half-million dollars in tap fees

The city of Guyton received "a little over $500,000 in tap fees" for Crossgate Subdivision, according to Phillip King's committee report on water and sewer during Tuesday's council meeting.

October 03, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


King stuns council with resignation

Phillip King's resignation as a Guyton alderman during Tuesday's city council meeting took quite a few people by surprise. City hall employees expressed both disappointment and surprise on Wednesday.

October 03, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Berry out as Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council voted unanimously to dismiss Police Chief Michael Berry and another officer Wednesday night for failure to carry out directives issued by the mayor and council.

October 02, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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World War II hero donates rare relic to Effingham Living History Museum

RINCON - James Sapp never stops giving.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fraternity conducting college/career fair

Young students searching for a college home or future job can walk in with uncertainty and walk out with prospects - or even scholarships - at an ...

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Taylor made for service

RINCON - Officer Isaac Taylor's desire to protect and serve has followed him everywhere he goes. That includes Afghanistan and Iraq.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Velasquez top talker in Rotary Speech contest

RINCON - Becca Velasquez uses more than her mouth when she talks. Each of her words is supported by expressive eyes, hand gestures and voice inflections.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


With regular season over, it's do or die for Effingham County teams

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's basketball teams ended the regular season Friday night with tough losses to Region 2-AAAAAA foe Brunswick. If they lose their next ...

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital board announces February meeting

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:15 p.m. in the Kieffer ...

February 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Family Connection Focus: Department of Juvenile Justice's Effingham County Community Services Office

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the first story in a weekly series about organizations in Effingham County Family Connection, part of a statewide initiative ...

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Hampstead sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- New Hampstead, led by guards Valery Colon and Veana Price, carved up South Effingham in the closing stretch of their girls basketball game Tuesday ...

February 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office issues warning about suspected skimming operation

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is conducting a multi-agency investigation into suspected debit card skimming.

January 31, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


AARP Foundation tax assistance available

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide free federal and state tax preparation and e-filing for 2017 taxes begins Saturday at Springfield Library in Springfield from 10 a.m ...

January 30, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


GDOT chief discusses plans for area, state

ATLANTA - A group of state officials responsible for making things go, led by Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry, addressed a collection of Effingham ...

January 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Taylor named Rincon's police officer of the year

RINCON -- Isaac Taylor was officially recognized as Rincon's 2017 police officer of the year during Monday's Rincon City Council meeting.

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office seeking aid to find suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Criminal Investigative Unit is asking the public to help it identify a person of interest in a recent theft.

January 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


State moves to boost number of game wardens

ATLANTA - Even though it might seem like it to some outdoorsmen, game wardens aren't lurking in every field, forest and body of water in ...

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs zap Yellow Jackets

GUYTON -- South Effingham's boys basketball team didn't buckle when the pressure was on Friday night.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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