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County adjusts budget calendar

A fiscal year 2014 budget could be finalized and approved in August, after Effingham County commissioners approved an adjusted budget calendar Tuesday.

June 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County closer to starting hotel-motel tax for tourism

Effingham County could have a boost to tourism efforts, after commissioners' action Tuesday night.

June 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR pushes for own law enforcement branch

GAINESVILLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proposing to create a new law enforcement division, separating it from the Wildlife Resources Division, a move that concerns many wildlife advocates.

June 03, 2013 | By Jeff Gill | Local


Insurance commissioner urges preparation for hurricane season

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies to be sure they have adequate coverage, now that hurricane season is under way.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Health department asking residents with functional, medical needs to register

Hurricane season is here and health department officials are encouraging those who meet certain criteria to apply to the functional and medical needs registry. Residents should apply to be on the registry before a storm threatens the area.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Top honors again for Effingham Prison

For the second time in three years, Effingham County Prison has been recognized as the best prison in the state.

June 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon not ready to signal its help on radio tower

Rincon City Council members expressed their desire to remedy the problems plaguing public safety communications - but they also said they want to see just how committed the county is.

June 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: Ogeechee cleaner, safer than in 2011

The director of the state Environmental Protection Division told Effingham County government and community leaders that the discharge from a Screven County textiles plant is being held to a much higher standard.

June 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen named temporary county administrator

Effingham County commissioners approved hiring a temporary county administrator Tuesday, though there were concerns and questions raised about the process.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners complete responses to audit findings

After two and half hours of formulating responses to a long-awaited audit, Effingham County commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said he did not see anything that could be a material finding.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Firm wants to grow power with solar farm

A group is asking for the Effingham County commissioners' help in turning an agriculturally-zoned tract into a farm of a different kind.

May 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County takes another look at timber ordinance

Effingham County commissioners will take a month to determine how they want to shape an ordinance regulating timber harvesting in the county.

May 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers review session's highlights, struggles

The state's economic news has been good of late, but state Sen. Jack Hill still is striking a cautious tone.

May 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes picks for Mars committee

As renovations commence on the Mars Theatre, the Springfield City Council selected two people to serve on the temporary committee for the Mars.

May 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Questions abound about audit’s completion

Effingham County commissioners agreed, in a split vote, to engage the same accounting firm doing the county's audit to look into the Keep Effingham Beautiful account - and there were plenty of questions directed at the auditor.

May 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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


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