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Polls open Tuesday for Rincon Ctiy Council, presidential primary

Voters across Effingham County can cast their ballot in the presidential preference primary at 17 polling places and also can do so through early voting.

February 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Training to ramp up on post

Training is increasing this week on Fort Stewart, and the installation is advising its neighbors that noise also may be greater.

February 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt throws hat in ring for commission chairman post

At least one of the seats on the Effingham County commission will be contested this spring.

February 16, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kemp: ‘SEC primary’ should bring more attention to state

The upcoming so-called SEC primary could help bring more attention to Georgia, state Secretary of State Brian Kemp said.

February 16, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Leaders decry lack of federal funding for harbor deepening

Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday the $42.7 million in President Obama's budget for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project falls short of the administration's commitment to the state.

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County to do value study on parkway

With $44 million in state Department of Transportation funding in the offing for the proposed Effingham Parkway, Effingham County is footing the tab for a mandated value engineering study.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City works to curb fuel spill

Rincon and state officials are working to contain a fuel spill that was reported Saturday morning.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall to run for Ogeechee Circuit judge seat

Martha Hall has announced her candidacy for Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court judgeship.

February 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Neidlinger headed home after ending career at the Herald

After more than a decade at the Effingham Herald, family will be keeping Debbie Neidlinger at home.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Paving will lead to temporary lane closures on Highway 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation reminds motorists that nighttime paving will take place between tonight and Thursday on Highway 21 between 4thand 7thstreets in Rincon.

February 08, 2016 | Staff report | Local


ECSO asks to limit traffic on dirt roads

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is alerting residents that dirt road conditions in the county are deteriorating.

February 04, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Exley to seek re-election as coroner

David Exley has announced he will seek re-election as Effingham County coroner.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt to step down as Rincon city manager

Former city clerk and personnel manager Wanda Simmons has agreed to serve as Rincon's interim city manager, Mayor Ken Lee said.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company to seek permits soon for pipeline

Work on a proposed and hotly-debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a company official.

January 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mosley to run again for probate judge

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her bid for re-election as the Effingham County Probate Judge, a position she has held for seven years.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Amity but differences of opinion among chairman candidates

Wendall Kessler and Wesley Corbitt sat next to each other for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum Thursday at the Mars Theatre - while ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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