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City gets $500K grant for 9th Street work

The city of Rincon has received a $500,000 community development block grant grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mars could be open by early next year

The doors to a finished and ready-for-business Mars Theatre are expected to open early next year.

September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


12th District hopefuls court GOP voters

SYLVANIA - With the general election more than 13 months away, Rick Allen and John Stone, vying for the Republican nomination for Georgia's 12th Congressional District, are speaking at fish fries and jostling over debate plans.

September 23, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


Health department makes flu vaccine available

The weather outside may still feel like summer, but the fact is that flu season is here and it's never too early to get vaccinated. The Effingham County Health Department now has flu vaccine available for the general public.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Decison on audit for next year splits commissioners

Divisions among Effingham County commissioners resurfaced Tuesday night over discussions on next year's audit.

September 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves to bolster inmates’ breakfast

Complaints from jail and prison inmates have subsided after Effingham County commissioners approved changes to the food service contract and beefed up their breakfast.

September 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to drive ahead with ash road fixes

Work on fixing several of Effingham County's troubled ash roads could begin soon, but county commissioners also worried what could be done for a more permanent solution.

September 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King America faces more civil suits

A Guyton couple has filed suit against King America Finishing and its parent company, Westex, for damages from the May 2011 fish kill.

September 02, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Finished road means new addresses for some

Some residents along Fort Howard and Rincon Stillwell roads will be getting notices soon that their addresses won't be Fort Howard Road or Rincon Stillwell Road.

September 02, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Alderman, Lee won’t face opposition

Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman, along with two incumbent city council members, will be returned to office.

September 02, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield hires Mars director

Springfield has hired Tommy Deadwyler of the Fox Theatre Institute to be the director of the Mars Theatre.

August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Alderman, Lee qualify for re-election

Incumbent council members Scott Morgan and Levi Scott Jr. have qualified to run for re-election to Rincon City Council.

August 29, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Alderman, Lee to run for mayor again

Barton Alderman and Ken Lee said they will seek re-election as mayor of their respective cities.

August 26, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Seeing opportunities, not challenges

Margaret Edwards maintains a positive outlook toward life's challenges.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO issues warning over ‘Crazy Clown’

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning about a synthetic drug being sold under the names Crazy Clown and Herbal Madness Incense.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State’s College and Career Ready Index is released

The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley.

December 23, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Fire Chief found not guilty

Corey Rahn, Rincon Fire Chief, was found not guilty on all charges Thursday by a jury of his peers stemming from an incident back in ...

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trial begins for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn

The trial for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn began Monday morning with testimony given from the officer who attempted to pull Rahn over back in ...

December 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County School District achieves GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

The Effingham County School District was recently recognized as the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2016 Distinguished School Board recognition.

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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