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Effingham mail back rate jumps

Slightly more than 72 percent of U.S. households believed to be occupied mailed back their 2010 Census forms, the same rate that was achieved in

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon may loosen cap on its alcohol laws

It wasn't on the city council agenda Monday night but it might end up in a referendum in November. The issue is a general loosening of restrictions governing the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Rincon.

May 03, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


ECSO to go to four-day work week in June

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is tightening its belt by shrinking its work week.

May 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon worries about ISO ratings

Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said a result of the Effingham County commissioners' recent decision to terminate its contracts for service with the cities could end up raising insurance rates for many in unincorporated areas of the county.

May 03, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Burns, Purcell to face November opposition

Both Jon Burns and Ann Purcell will face opposition in November for their state House of Representatives seats.

May 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


A day for champions

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Search comes to a grim end

Family and friends will hold funeral services this weekend for an Armstrong Atlantic State University whose body and missing truck were found Tuesday after a three-month search.

April 29, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Heidt trial to be delayed

The trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother won't start next month as originally planned.

April 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Zeigler changes affiliation to independent

The chairman of the Effingham County Board of Commissioners was elected to office two years ago as a Republican.

April 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lewis to run again for District 2 seat

Current Effingham County commissioner Myra Lewis has qualified to run for re-election.

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon PD to get in-car computers

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon won city council approval Monday night to purchase and install new mobile data terminals in all 12 police cruisers.

April 29, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


STC offering free building classes

Got a broken window at home?

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Autopsy to be conducted on body found in missing student's truck

An autopsy will be conducted Wednesday morning to determine the identity of a body found in a truck that belonged to a missing Armstrong Atlantic State University student.

April 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Phillips won't seek re-election to 5th District seat

Effingham County 5th District Commissioner Verna Phillips will not seek re-election.

April 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Search still on for Baker Pond vandals

Authorities are still looking for those responsible for an act of vandalism at Baker Pond two weeks ago. But most of the damage done has been repaired.

April 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


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SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction ...

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Elementary students get moving at Bobcat Fun Run

Rincon Elementary School students released more energy than usual on Friday as they participated in the First Annual Bobcats Fun Run, an event put on ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia earns Water Wars win

ATLANTA – "I recommend that the Court deny Florida's request for relief." With that recommendation to the U. S. Supreme Court, Special Master Ralph Lancaster ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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