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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


Kessler to face Goldwire in the fall

The campaign for the Effingham County commission at-large chairman is set, after Wendall Kessler captured the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Loper avoids runoff, keeps seat

One of the Effingham County commission district seats up for election has been decided and voters in one district will make their choice in November.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


2012 Primary Results

County Commission

July 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve a smaller FY13 budget

With a unanimous vote, the Effingham County commissioners approved a fiscal year 2013 budget Thursday night.

July 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Polls open across Effingham Tuesday until 7 p.m.

Polls in the partisan primaries will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, and there are new voting places for many precincts.

July 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Brewing up support for T-SPLOST

If the Effingham Parkway is going to be built, a former state Senate leader said Wednesday, then voters will have to pass the transportation special purpose local option sales tax next week.

July 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO catches up to suspect after Wednesday chase

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies apprehended a suspect who was wanted on multiple charges following a pursuit Wednesday evening.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Child continues recovery from dog attack

A 5-year-old Effingham County boy remains in the pediatric intensive care unit at Memorial Health University Medical Center after being attacked Tuesday by a neighbor's dog.

July 26, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Candidate profiles: House District 161

Bill Hitchens

July 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: County Commission District 4

Steve Collins

July 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


County OKs budget

With a unanimous vote, the Effingham County commissioners approved a fiscal year 2013 budget Thursday night.

July 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Child mauled by dog

A 5-year-old Effingham County boy is in serious condition after being attacked by a neighbor's dog shortly before noon today, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

July 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A sweet and cool treat

"It feels good on the inside," 10-year-old Ayden Meadows said as he served lemonade Friday afternoon at The Learning Treehouse in Rincon.

July 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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