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Commissioners hold off on adopting budget

Effingham County commissioners will have to wait for at least another meeting before adopting a budget.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plant rep: No pink discharge from here

King America Finishing is not discharging pink-tinted water into the Ogeechee River, nor has it violated its discharge permits, a spokesman for the Screven County textiles plant said Friday.

July 09, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Hospital authority requests bump in millage

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy on behalf of the Effingham County Hospital Authority this year by 7.90 percent over the rollback millage rate. The current millage rate for the Hospital Authority is 1.977, the rollback millage rate is 2.178, and the proposed millage is 2.35.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City OKs revised Silverwood plan

Rincon City Council members have approved a revised site plan for a proposed senior living complex, but they want more answers on an access road.

July 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Incumbent Exley, challenger Frost seek coroner post

The two candidates for Effingham County coroner outlined their credentials to the crowd at the recent candidates forum hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Collections at heart of tax position

A candidate for Effingham County tax commissioner promises to make changes to the office if he is elected. The incumbent says that a number of positive steps have already been taken under her watch.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Kingston: Little chance of repeal of Obamacare

What has become known as "Obamacare" may be here to stay, Congressman Jack Kingston said.

July 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DA hopefuls tout experiences, backgrounds

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard Mallard is touting his 12 years' experience as DA in his bid for re-election, while challenger Martha Kirkland Hall believes her range of experience in the courtroom should earn her the position.

July 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Marshals, ECSO arrest fugitive

U.S. Marshals and Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Warner Robins man wanted on armed robbery charges, bringing him into custody Monday.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Murder suspect denied bond

Bond was denied Thursday morning for a Clyo man facing a murder charge for the Wednesday morning death of his cousin.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EMA issues river advisory

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has issued an advisory for the Ogeechee River.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Gibbs completes basic training

Air Force Airman Miranda E. Gibbs graduated recently from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA approves its FY13 budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority members believe their budget and recently-approved capital improvement plan will set the IDA up to move some of their plans forward.

July 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


District 161 candidates split on T-SPLOST

The two Republicans vying to serve Effingham County in the state House of Representatives District 161 seat shared differing views Thursday on how to stimulate the economy, whether the state should legalize gambling and the merits of Georgia's proposed special purpose local option sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST).

July 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chairman candidates stake their positions

Asked during Thursday's candidate forum if they would support cutting county commissioners' pay to help balance Effingham County's budget, two candidates for commission chairman at-large said they would be on board with such a step.

July 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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