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Rincon elections to be held Tuesday

Voting will take place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today at the Vernon C. Hinely Center for Rincon municipal elections.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County backs drug court

The drug court in Effingham County received a shot in the arm from the county law library.

November 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon City Council candidates

A look at the five candidates for the three seats on Rincon City Council.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Truck passenger hurt after collision with school bus

A young child was injured when a pick-up truck collided with an Effingham County school bus Wednesday afternoon.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues pet treat recall

State Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting consumers to the recall of particular packages of Bailey's Choice dog treats. These products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella and should be discarded.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Insurance commissioner: Check smoke alarms when re-setting clocks

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Healing through laughter

Ronda Rich not only carried on a family tradition of finding humor in life's challenges, she made a career of it.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Inspiration for Alzheimer’s fundraiser passes away

David Jimenez spent the final day of his life the way he enjoyed so many others - with a golf club in his hand.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deputies to isolate sex offenders during Halloween

Registered sex offenders on probation in Effingham County will be spending their Halloween at the sheriff's office.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County, King America reach out-of-court settlement

An agreement between Effingham County and King America Finishing is under wraps, until all the signatures have been received, after county commissioners agreed Tuesday night to an out-of-court settlement.

October 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR seeking land acquistion proposals

As the state's lead agency for implementing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division is soliciting proposals for land acquisition projects in the coastal region that are consistent with the state's coastal and estuarine land conservation plan.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County selects new auditing firm

After receiving an extension for last year's audit, Effingham County's commissioners may have to get another one to complete this year's audit.

October 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoC to look at county government set-up

Effingham County commissioners will meet with an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative next month to discuss a possible change in how the county government is organized.

October 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No damage found from plant’s chemical spill

A chemical spill in September at a Screven County textiles plant was no threat to the Ogeechee River, according to an attorney speaking for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

October 21, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


More than a facelift

Some Effingham County neighborhoods are getting their own version of an extreme makeover.

October 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State’s College and Career Ready Index is released

The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley.

December 23, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Fire Chief found not guilty

Corey Rahn, Rincon Fire Chief, was found not guilty on all charges Thursday by a jury of his peers stemming from an incident back in ...

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trial begins for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn

The trial for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn began Monday morning with testimony given from the officer who attempted to pull Rahn over back in ...

December 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County School District achieves GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

The Effingham County School District was recently recognized as the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2016 Distinguished School Board recognition.

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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