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Commissioners cool to merging magistrate, probate

Effingham County commissioners likely won't take a proposal to merge the magistrate and probate courts much further.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


At least 3 killed in refinery explosion

Authorities said Friday afternoon that rescue teams have discovered three bodies in the wreckage of the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth following a massive explosion and fire there Thursday night.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


One Effingham man badly hurt in blast

An Effingham County man is said to be recovering in a burn treatment center at an Augusta hospital after being injured in Thursday night's explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County may re-think closing prison

Effingham County commissioners have toyed with the idea of closing the Effingham Prison. But they may be having second thoughts after Warden Ronald Spears' presentation Tuesday afternoon.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Liquor wins in a landslide

By an overwhelming margin, voters across Effingham County have approved referendums to allow liquor by the drink sales.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Voting twice doesn't bother Springfield residents

Residents of Springfield voted to approve liquor by the drink sales Tuesday by a vote of 160 to 102.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County gets to work on new alcohol ordinance

Even as voters were casting ballots on a liquor by the drink referendum, Effingham County commissioners discussed what they wanted in an alcohol ordinance should the measure pass.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow blasts Bush budget

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) released the following statement in response to President Bush's FY09 budget proposal:

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hayes to keep job

The Effingham County Board of Education suspended Effingham County High School coach Nathaniel Hayes without pay for 60 days at a hearing on Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Referendum results (updates 1-7)

UPDATE 7 (10:05 p.m.):

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow asking for federal help with illegal aliens

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined Congressional leaders urging President Bush to fully fund the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which is currently authorized at $950 million.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to the polls

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters to bring photo identification when participating in today's presidential preference primary.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Carter introduces tax relief bills for Effingham

State Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) has introduced legislation calling for a referendum to be voted on by the citizens of Effingham County that would place caps on property tax increases within the county.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Baby pulls community together

Community members gathered Friday night at the Effingham County Courthouse to pray for a 10-month-old baby recovering from the effects of alleged child abuse.

February 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Lawmakers are glad Anderson re-elected

Raybon Anderson retained his seat on the state transportation board, but not after some tense moments and some intense political scrutiny.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Mahany wins award for books translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Ken Lee has announced that he will be seeking re-election this year as the Mayor of Rincon, a decision that will have him running ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters ...

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in ...

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes ...

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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