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Rincon sets budget, keeps millage at zero

Rincon's millage rate will continue to be zero after city council adopted the 2008 budget.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Commissioners ponder R-8 zoning again

Effingham County commissioners again discussed creating a new zoning ordinance that could allow for townhome developments.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Springfield OKs alcohol referendum

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution to have a referendum brought to voters on liquor by the drink sales in the city.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Report: New tobacco rules would save Georgia $1.3 billion

ATLANTA - If Congress passes legislation to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, the new law would save the state $1.3 billion in tobacco-related health care costs by keeping 72,000 kids from becoming new smokers, according to a new report released recently by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon gives the go-ahead, too

Rincon residents will get to decide if they want to allow restaurants that serve liquor by the drink.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Fire spreads from house to three other buildings

A house fire spread to three other buildings on Highway 17 outside of Guyton on Monday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Young Farmers group recognizes award winners

The Young Farmers held its annual Christmas Awards Banquet last Monday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Transportation study under way

Effingham County residents are being asked to take part in comprehensive transportation plan for the county's traffic and road needs.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County adopts vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners approved a vehicle use policy Tuesday, adopting guidelines that cover who has use of county cars and where they can use them.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County to look at townhome zoning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take up a request for a new zoning category at its meeting this afternoon.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Operation Zero Tolerance under way across state

Operation Zero Tolerance is a statewide enforcement initiative to raise driver awareness to the deadly consequences of drunk driving. Impaired drivers cause one out of five fatality crashes on Georgia highways each year.

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

DOT tries to map road growth

Even the state Department of Transportation is looking at Effingham County's growth.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Chatham's help needed for parkway

Effingham County's path to ease congestion on its roads may lie outside its own borders, state lawmakers said this week.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Springfield council to vote on alcohol referendum

The Springfield City Council will vote on a resolution to hold a referendum to allow liquor by the drink sales at the council meeting Tuesday.

January 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

A busy Thursday awaits

The new Lowe's in Rincon has opened its doors and will conduct a grand opening Thursday at 10 a.m. An hour later on Thursday, the Effingham campus of the Savannah Technical College on Highway 21 will have its official grand opening and dedication.

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

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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

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

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