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Ex-chief sues city over open meetings

A former Rincon police chief is now charging the city with violating state open records statutes and has filed suit against Rincon for violating open meetings statutes.

December 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Parkway a matter of time, money

The long-awaited Effingham Parkway may have to wait a little longer, if the state Department of Transportation's fiscal woes prolong or worsen.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Building boom

Crews are working feverishly on the EFACEC site, Effingham Industrial Development Authority members said.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon holds the line on its millage

Rincon City Council approved the 2009 operating budget during last Monday night's meeting. And once again, they have done so without charging its resident city property taxes. They voted to set the 2008 millage rate at zero mills.

December 29, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


IDA’s holdings to get even more global publicity

Effingham County is going to be getting a little more exposure to site selection specialists.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton residents want city to flush plans for sewage plant

About 100 angry citizens lined up in Guyton's old school gymnasium on Tuesday night to voice their opposition to the city's plans to build a wastewater treatment facility on Riverside Drive.

December 26, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Mosley prevails in probate race

Beth Rahn Mosley and her husband Danny wasted no time in one of the more mundane tasks that come after a campaign.

December 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hinson tops Lewis

With a handshake and a hug, the race for chief magistrate came to a congenial end Tuesday night.

December 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lawmakers brace citizens for budget cuts

Effingham County's legislative delegation let the people know the cuts to the state budget that are upcoming may be done with an axe and not a scalpel.

December 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Troopers to hit roads in force for New Year's

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to designate a sober driver and not let friends drive drunk in preparation for the 102-hour New Year's holiday travel period.

December 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA, school board close on deal for bus barn land

The Effingham County Board of Education and the Industrial Development Authority have closed on their deal for a parcel of land in the Research Forest Tract.

December 25, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pay raise on the way for Rincon officers

Qualifying Rincon police officers will see a $1 increase in their hourly wages beginning in January.

December 25, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Mosley, Hinson win

With only 486 absentee ballots left to count, Beth Rahn Mosley has won the vacant seat of probate court judge and Scott Hinson will succeed the retiring Preston Exley as chief magistrate.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


ECSO locates missing man

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies have found a man who was last seen Friday.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Election won’t hold up Guyton meeting

The runoff election will not interfere with the city of Guyton's plan to hold a public meeting tonight to discuss the controversial proposed wastewater treatment plant at 7 p.m. in the old school gymnasium on Magnolia Street.

December 23, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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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


Second performance added to Mars Theatre's Eagles tribute

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to popular demand, a matinee performance has been added at Mars Theatre for "One of These Nights: The Music of the Eagles!"

January 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Man and his machine

GUTYON -- South Effingham baseball coach John DeRing uses a pitching machine during Thursday's practice at the school. His Mustangs spent time working on bunt ...

January 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Grant aiming to keep school board seat

SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Grant wants to keep his hands on the wheel of Effingham County's sturdy but rapidly expanding educational ship.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Local legislative delegation announces roundabout project

ATLANTA – House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) and Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced Thursday that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT ...

January 25, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Halstead International conducts grand opening

RINCON -- Halstead International opened a state-of-the-art warehouse at 136 Industrial Blvd. on Thursday.

January 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


High school baseball getting closer

The "ping" of aluminum striking baseballs can be heard at Effingham County and South Effingham high school these days.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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