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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


ECSO catches up to suspect after Wednesday chase

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies apprehended a suspect who was wanted on multiple charges following a pursuit Wednesday evening.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Commissioners approve slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners approved the fiscal year 2016 budget Tuesday night, giving its second reading a 5-0 vote.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham man dies in weekend boating accident

The body of an Effingham County man missing since Saturday was pulled from the Savannah River on Monday morning.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to rework IDA stipulations

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to make adjustments in the stipulations placed on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its tracts off Interstate 16.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clearing the way to welcome visitors

When it came time to start knocking down parts of the visitors center along Interstate 95, just inside the Georgia-South Carolina state line, Ann Purcell ...

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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