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Commissioners hold the line on county’s millage rate

Effingham County commissioners have approved making no change in the county's millage rate - and they also approved making no change to the hospital authority's millage rate.

August 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City council accepts Northway’s resignation

Springfield voters will choose their next mayor in a special election, scheduled to be held Nov. 6.

August 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goldwire kicks off chairman campaign

After facing no opposition in the July primary, Democrat Franklin Goldwire's bid for Effingham County Commission chairman at-large now begins in earnest.

August 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon ponders sidewalks, speed

As work continues on the expansion of Fort Howard Road, the sidewalks along the street likely will be a little farther off the path.

August 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chief holds court with cadets

Chief Master Sgt. Sam Currie, a loadmaster with the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, introduced members of the Royal Air Force Cadet program to the intricacies of a C-130H cargo aircraft.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Plan ahead before getting a new license

Since July 3, as part of its Secure ID initiative to comply with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005, the Department of Driver Services has required first-time and renewing license holders to provide original documentation to prove identity, social security number and two proofs of residency.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


2012 Primary Results

County Commission

August 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


McDaniel grateful for support

Incumbent Effingham County tax commissioner Linda McDaniel fended off a challenge from local businessman John Kieffer, winning with nearly 62 percent of the vote. McDaniel, who beat incumbent Lisa Wright four years ago, said she was surprised at the margin of victory and was relieved the campaign was over.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


T-SPLOST backers ponder referendum’s defeat

By a resounding margin, Effingham County voters turned down a one-cent sales tax proposed to go toward transportation projects in the county and the Coastal Empire.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mallard carries 3 of 4 counties in re-election bid

A dominant showing in his home county carried Richard Mallard to re-election as district attorney for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chamber taking Leadership Effingham applications

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

August 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Man wanted for Internet crime turns himself in

A man wanted by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office for furnishing pornographic material to a minor has turned himself in.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham CAP squadron to hold open house Aug. 13

The Effingham County Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron will have an open house Aug. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd. Refreshments will be served.

August 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Hitchens surprised at victory margin

Bill Hitchens' 40-plus years working in state government and his strong ties to a number of state leaders were too much for political newcomer Kristopher Moutray to overcome in the Republican primary for the Georgia House of Representatives District 161 seat.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Changes in taxes

Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel spoke to the Sunrise Rotary of Effingham County about upcoming changes in Georgia tags, fees, and taxes. Effingham Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Guyton Christian Church in Historic Guyton. For more information about the club, contact Chris Snider at (912) 660-2911.

August 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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