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Rincon approves budget

With several large projects ahead, the Rincon City Council has approved its budgets for the 2012 fiscal year.

December 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Corbitt named interim city manager

Rincon City Council members have named Wesley Corbitt as the interim city manager.

December 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Unemployment down in Effingham, metro Savannah

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah decreased to 8.4 percent in November, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in October. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in November a year ago was also 9.0 percent.

December 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield adopts $1.7M budget

Springfield's city council has approved the budget for fiscal year 2012, which begins Jan. 1.

December 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon weighs adding K-9 unit to the force

Rincon City Council is thinking about adding to its police force - with a K-9 unit.

December 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


PSC clarifies home heating help

The Georgia Public Service Commission has clarified how eligible low income natural gas customers will receive assistance in paying their winter heating bills.

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Interest remains strong for IDA

The final month of a busy year has kept the Effingham Industrial Development Authority staff hopping, IDA CEO John Henry said Thursday.

December 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton taps Smith as next city attorney

Richmond Hill lawyer Ray Smith to be the next city attorney.

December 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield pushing ahead with recycling

Citywide recycling is coming to Springfield.

December 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon wants to drive business at course

The push for new carts at the city of Rincon's golf course is in neutral for now.

December 15, 2011 | Patrick Donahue | Local


City wants more to play a round

Rincon is trying to get more business for its golf course.

December 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Shining a light

The day the Toler family moved to Effingham County, they got the heartbreaking news.

December 12, 2011 | Calli Arnold | Local


County may have to re-think its list of SPLOST projects

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a look at what projects they want to continue, and which ones may have to wait or be abandoned, in light of sales tax receipts not making projections.

December 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hope remains strong for coastal economy

The state of Georgia is expected to meet its budget for fiscal year 2012, though more cuts could be looming for state agencies.

December 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Issues aplenty for lawmakers

Effingham County stands to gain from the Transportation Investment Act, if the regional one-cent sales tax is passed, state lawmakers said Thursday morning.

December 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


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