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2012 Primary Results

County Commission

August 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


McDaniel grateful for support

Incumbent Effingham County tax commissioner Linda McDaniel fended off a challenge from local businessman John Kieffer, winning with nearly 62 percent of the vote. McDaniel, who beat incumbent Lisa Wright four years ago, said she was surprised at the margin of victory and was relieved the campaign was over.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


T-SPLOST backers ponder referendum’s defeat

By a resounding margin, Effingham County voters turned down a one-cent sales tax proposed to go toward transportation projects in the county and the Coastal Empire.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mallard carries 3 of 4 counties in re-election bid

A dominant showing in his home county carried Richard Mallard to re-election as district attorney for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chamber taking Leadership Effingham applications

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

August 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Man wanted for Internet crime turns himself in

A man wanted by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office for furnishing pornographic material to a minor has turned himself in.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham CAP squadron to hold open house Aug. 13

The Effingham County Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron will have an open house Aug. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd. Refreshments will be served.

August 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Hitchens surprised at victory margin

Bill Hitchens' 40-plus years working in state government and his strong ties to a number of state leaders were too much for political newcomer Kristopher Moutray to overcome in the Republican primary for the Georgia House of Representatives District 161 seat.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Changes in taxes

Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel spoke to the Sunrise Rotary of Effingham County about upcoming changes in Georgia tags, fees, and taxes. Effingham Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Guyton Christian Church in Historic Guyton. For more information about the club, contact Chris Snider at (912) 660-2911.

August 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Kessler to face Goldwire in the fall

The campaign for the Effingham County commission at-large chairman is set, after Wendall Kessler captured the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Loper avoids runoff, keeps seat

One of the Effingham County commission district seats up for election has been decided and voters in one district will make their choice in November.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


2012 Primary Results

County Commission

July 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve a smaller FY13 budget

With a unanimous vote, the Effingham County commissioners approved a fiscal year 2013 budget Thursday night.

July 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Polls open across Effingham Tuesday until 7 p.m.

Polls in the partisan primaries will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, and there are new voting places for many precincts.

July 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Brewing up support for T-SPLOST

If the Effingham Parkway is going to be built, a former state Senate leader said Wednesday, then voters will have to pass the transportation special purpose local option sales tax next week.

July 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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