Qualifying for nonpartisan races in Effingham County got off to a fast start Monday. Beth Mosley Rahn, a local realtor, and probate court chief clerk Judy Suhor filed their qualifying papers for the probate judge position. Longtime probate judge Frances Seckinger has retired. Richard Rafter, a local attorney, has said he intends to run for the position but had not qualified as of 3:15 Monday afternoon. Preston Exley has decided to retire as chief magistrate, ...
The long-awaited groundbreaking for EFACEC could be getting closer. The Portuguese manufacturer of electrical components may be ready to start work as early as next month, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said. State and local officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the firm in November, with EFACEC planning on making a site at the Effingham Industrial Park its U.S. headquarters. EFACEC has hired an engineering firm, Henry said, and those engineers are ...
With a handful of major tasks ahead of it, and the potential for more looming, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority hopes its budget for the pending fiscal year puts some of those plans in motion.
Guyton's joint public workshop with the Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper left attendees with more questions about a proposed wastewater treatment plant than answers. Local citizens and affected groups are doing what they can to try and stop Guyton from moving forward with its plans; however, it seems their efforts may be a little too late.
The nature of the relationship between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce is changing, and it's changing for the better, members of the two groups said.
After a walk around the woods, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority members really can see the forest for the trees.
Rick Gossett says the campaign to be sheriff came to him. Gossett, the current Bloomingdale police chief, said he intended to serve six more years in that position before retiring. But some Effingham County residents coaxed him to run for sheriff. "They convinced me we needed a change in the sheriff's department," he said. "And they convinced me we can get this done. "At the end of the next four years, which sheriff will have ...
Effingham County commissioners approved their budget for the coming fiscal year and the millage they believe they need to support it, but one commissioner has had a change of heart in how the money is doled out.
Scott Hinson, owner of Hinson's Georgia Market, and his wife Sue Nell have announced his intention to run for chief magistrate of Effingham County.
As much as she wanted to, Vera Jones won't be running for re-election to the Effingham County Board of Education.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) and a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in Congress approved legislation Thursday that will lend an extra helping hand to workers who've lost their jobs in the recent economic downturn. The Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act will immediately give workers who've lost their jobs 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits in every state. It was approved by a vote of 274-137.
RINCON - "Like Nero in ancient Rome, the Democrat-controlled Congress is fiddling while the economy goes up in flames because of skyrocketing fuel prices," said Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah). "People across the 12th District tell me they want real solutions to this problem, not just politics-as-usual."
Rincon City Council gave the go-ahead on preliminary plans for a 10,000 square foot commercial building at its meeting last Monday night.
Guyton Police Chief Randy Alexander is hoping to get to enforce another law and asked the city council to look at putting it on the books.
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced that his statewide grassroots team for his re-election campaign is now organized in all 159 counties and 13 congressional districts.
Springfield City Council members are taking the next step in a potential recreational trail along Jack's Branch.
A jury of eight women and four men was chosen Tuesday for the trial of an Effingham County woman accused of covering up a grisly murder committed by her husband.