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Hall touts background in child crime cases

Ramping up the final three weeks of her campaign, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit district attorney challenger Martha Kirkland Hall met with supporters at a reception Tuesday in Rincon.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


District 4 hopefuls seek to even budget

Two Republicans seeking the Effingham County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat pledge to do whatever is necessary to balance the county's budget - even if that means commissioners taking a pay cut.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


District 1 GOP candidates push their experience

The two Republicans running for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat each believe they have the professional and personal experience to be an effective county commissioner.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City won’t offer police chief a separate contract

Springfield City Council members are happy with the job Paul Wynn is doing as police chief. But they don't want to enter into a separate contract with him.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Paving the way for T-SPLOST campaign

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is getting some help in its support of Georgia's proposed special purpose local option sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST). The Savannah Board of Realtors presented a $2,000 check Tuesday toward regional marketing efforts for T-SPLOST.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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


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Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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