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Farm Bureau donates $20K to food banks

Georgia Farm Bureau's annual Harvest For All campaign is aimed at providing food to those who have struggled to put food on the table. For the fourth straight year, the campaign solicited cash donations.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


ECSO gives holiday safety tips

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office offers the following safety tips for the holiday season.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon approves bid for 9th Street sewer work

Rincon City Council members have approved a contractor to begin work on its planned 9th Street utility improvements.

December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to seek audit extension

Effingham County commissioners have approved asking for an extension to complete their fiscal year 2013 audit - and it's the last time they can do so without incurring a penalty from the state.

December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield OKs budget, auditor contract

The firm hired to perform the city of Springfield's 2012 audit will be retained for next year's review of the city's finances.

December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Georgians advised to take close look at donations

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season. As Secretary of State, Kemp serves as Georgia's charities regulator.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Chamber backs Mars’ efforts

In more than ways than one, it was a big check presentation for the Mars Theatre on Tuesday night.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Knowing the rules of health care marketplace

Speaking at a recent community meeting in Effingham County about the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace, Robert Campbell began with a caveat.

December 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners to explore building master plan

Effingham County commissioners could make inroads next week on what offices will go where.

December 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chairman breaks tie on refund vote

Chairman Wendall Kessler had to cast the tie-breaking vote as Effingham County commissioners voted 3-2 to refund water and sewer impact fees to four property owners.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon, county getting close to fire station agreement

Effingham County will prepare an agreement for the city of Rincon to go over, after Rincon officials stated their case Tuesday for a fire station on Blue Jay Road.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to adopt smaller budget

Rincon's fiscal year 2014 budget will be slightly smaller than the current budget, after a proposed spending plan was presented for a public hearing at the city council's last meeting.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State has nicotine therapy replacement aids available

As of Wednesday, free nicotine replacement therapy supplies are still available for people living in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Vets to get ‘one-stop shop’ for benefits Thursday

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, together with representatives from several other federal, state, and local government agencies, will conduct a free "one-stop shop" for veterans benefits at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners urged to define administrator’s role

Effingham County commissioners need to clarify discrepancies in who they want to run the day-to-day operations of county government and how that person should go about doing the job, an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative said.

December 02, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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County ponders how to spend rec impact fees

How Effingham County will spend more than $230,000 on recreation is not just a matter on which projects the money will be directed but also how soon.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer, Jones, Mason to run again

At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


DOT looks at solutions for 95/21

Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Getting in on the clues

A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local


Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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