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County closes in on new alcohol law

Effingham County commissioners gave the county's alcohol ordinance a few tweaks during a first reading of a proposed new law Tuesday morning.

March 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Blast victims' fundraiser to be big event

Organizers for a fundraiser to aid victims and families of the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion said the event is getting a lot of attention.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA's EFACEC deal gets national acclaim

John Henry and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority have known for a long time just how big getting EFACEC to the community was. Now, so will many others.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Tax study group sends findings to legislators

A committee formed to study Effingham County's tax structure has finished its work and forwarded its suggestions to state lawmakers.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


911 center, alcohol ordinance to top agenda

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider the low bid for the 911 center at their meeting this morning.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Flag bound for USS Georgia to make stop in Effingham

A Georgia flag is making its way through every county in the state before making its way to the Kings Bay submarine base to be placed in the USS Georgia, an Ohio-class submarine that has been retro-fitted and will be based at Kings Bay.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospice to hold children's grief camp

Hospice Savannah's Full Circle, Center for Education and Grief Support will be holding a children's grief camp May 2-4 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The cost is $10 per child and children ages 6-18 are welcome.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


New program to help foster teens with savings accounts

Foster youth transitioning out of Georgia's foster care system can benefit financially from a new savings plan specifically designed for foster teens.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Munthe honored for work with Boy Scouts, firefighters

Norman Munthe was named the Rotary Club's volunteer of the year at a banquet Thursday night at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA approves revisions in water agreement

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a revision in its intergovernmental agreement with Springfield for water in a deal that officials believe benefits the IDA, Springfield and the county.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon pours work into liquor ordinance

Rincon City Council held a workshop to discuss a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance Thursday.

March 22, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


United Way helping families of refinery explosion victims

United Way of the Coastal Empire is set to help victims and their families who are affected by the fire at Imperial Sugar through the "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund."

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield delays liquor law debate

The Springfield City Council postponed approval of a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance and fee schedule until the council's next meeting on March 11.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon annexes Heritage tract

The Rincon City Council annexed the Heritage property Monday night and also approved a contract to provide water to the tract, zoning the property as planned unit development.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Target to pitch in with refinery relief

United Way of the Coastal Empire has received another helping hand in its effort to help victims and families of the sugar refinery fire. Target Stores will make a $10,000 contribution to United Way specifically to help provide grief counseling and support services necessary for children and their families who have been negatively impacted by the fire at Imperial Sugar.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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