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County mails out property assessments

Property assessment notices for 2008 were mailed April 23. Over 16,500 notices were mailed notifying taxpayers of an increase or decrease on their property value from 2007. Over half of the notices were decreases of value.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow introduces legislation to help families exposed to formaldehyde in FEMA trailers

With a little over a month to go before the start of the 2008 hurricane season, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) last week introduced legislation to help thousands of victims of the 2005 storms that rocked the Gulf Coast and drove many residents into trailers supplied by FEMA that contained toxic levels of formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hill, Burns deliver local aid grants

It's not just bringing home the bacon, state lawmakers said of the local assistance grants.

May 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Arden to run for tax commissioner

Frank Arden has announced his intention to qualify as a tax commissioner candidate in the Republican primary.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McDuffie to run for sheriff again

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has qualified to run again, submitting his paperwork and fee Wednesday afternoon.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney officially qualifies to run for Congress

Portraying himself as an "ordinary guy" running to restore true representation to Georgia's 12th District, Savannah engineering consultant Ray McKinney officially qualified Wednesday as a Republican candidate for Congress.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson asks senators to address health care reform

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., urged his colleagues to work together to address the issues of health care cost, quality, coverage and accessibility and to develop solutions that don't require government intervention.

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Qualifying gets under way

Clerk of Superior Court Elizabeth Hursey qualified Monday to seek re-election to her office.

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Brantley to run for 1st District county commissioners' seat

Robert Brantley announced Monday that he is a candidate for the 1st District Effingham County commissioner seat.

May 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


More Morgan's Dixie Wish charms coming soon

The response to Morgan's Dixie Wish has been, in a word, overwhelming, according to Stacie Ortiz.

May 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


It's 55/45 for Rincon alcohol ordinance

By a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Rincon City Council adopted a new, sweeping alcohol ordinance that calls for restaurants wishing to serve liquor by the drink to make at least 55 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.

May 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


House passes Barrow amendment to boost minority share in grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) on Tuesday that can significantly improve minority participation in federal contracts for research and development.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rafter to run for probate judge seat

Rick Rafter, a partner of a local law firm Ratchford and Rafter, LLP in Springfield has announced his intention to run for the position of Effingham County Probate Judge.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney selected as delegate to GOP national convention

Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney thanked the delegates of the 12th District Republican Convention for electing him delegate to the National GOP Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA may go after grant writer to go after grants

It's going to cost the Effingham Industrial Development Authority some money to secure money the state already has promised.

May 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Mustangs have one more shot to avoid winless season

GUYTON - Undone by a rash of errors, South Effingham's football team slipped to 0-9 with a 35-3 loss at Ware County in Waycross on ...

October 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon City Council candidates want to offer fresh ideas

RINCON - Two fresh political faces hope voters are eager for a fresh perspective on government affairs in Rincon.

October 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels' historic volleyball season ends

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's volleyball season came to a disapointing close in the Elite Eight Saturday.

October 23, 2017 | | Local


74th Effingham County Fair kicks off with parade

SPRINGFIELD -- The show must go on, and so does the parade.

October 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City of Rincon receives $750,0000 grant for water and sewer upgrades

RINCON -- The City has received a 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant in the amount of $750,000 from the Georgia Department of Community ...

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham cheerleaders rack up another win

South Effingham won first place in the Class AAAAA division at Saturday's annual Battle in the Boro cheerleading competition in Statesboro.

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Short shower doesn't dampen Country Carnival spirits

RINCON -- The second annual Country Carinval conducted at Freedom Park on Sunday was a hit despite a brief shower just before the event started at ...

October 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pirates unleash firepower on Rebels

BRUNSWICK -- There were plenty of explosive plays in Friday night's Effingham County-Brunswick football game.

October 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Diverse group gathers to pray for unity in the community

RINCON -- The doors of First Baptist Church of Rincon are open for everyone. That was evident Thursday night when it hosted "Love One Another," an ...

October 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Port Wentworth candidates face questions

PORT WENTWORTH -- Public safety, transportation, recreation, flood mitigation and business growth were the primary topics at Thursday night's Port Wentworth Candidates Forum at the ...

October 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications sought

Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications are due Nov. 10 by 3 p.m.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels draw state champ in volleyball bracket

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County faces a big task and a big opportunity in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Saturday.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Girl Scouts observe birthday of founder

Effingham County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Oct. 7 at Daisy's Birthday Bash hosted by Troop 30197.

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Trio arrested, suspected of illegal collection and reproduction of financial card information

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department apprehended three Florida men Wednesday. Each is suspected to be involved in the illegal collection and reproduction of financial card ...

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Heritage, headed to Columbus

SPRINGFIELD -- Johnny Coleman is a man of few words. After watching his team play Wednesday, he was virtually speechless.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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