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County makes change on assessors board

Effingham County commissioners voted to make a change among the board of assessors.

February 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon takes a new look at recycling

The city of Rincon may be a step closer to implementing a recycling program.

February 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


State to begin appliance rebate program next week

ATLANTA - Starting Feb. 12, the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program will provide Georgia residents with rebates ranging from $25 to $199 on ENERGY STAR rated appliances. ENERGY STAR appliances eligible for the program include clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators and freezers. The total amount available for rebates is $8.6 million. Purchases made prior to Feb. 12, 2010, will not be eligible.

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Driver in fatal accident faces charges

The driver of the vehicle involved in a fatal accident Sunday night is now facing criminal charges related to the wreck that killed the front seat passenger.

January 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Taxpayers have opportunity to contest 2010 land values

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property can file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Another day in court awaits local taxpayers group

A local taxpayers group said it is no longer seeking the removal of three members of the Effingham County Board of Assessors - but it is asking for a state law to be enforced.

January 28, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


ECSO to step up traffic patrols

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office will be increasing traffic enforcement as part of a crackdown to be conducted throughout the county next month.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Group draws legislative praise

ATLANTA - State lawmakers praised the efforts of the Effingham County delegation, both in the General Assembly and those who traveled to Atlanta for Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 28, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Driving toward road funding

ATLANTA - In the midst of the dire news of budget constraints emanating from the Capitol, there is some good news on the horizon, state Sen. Jack Hill said.

January 28, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Health care reform to start over

The process on proposed health care reform likely is about to start from scratch, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said Saturday.

January 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lions turn building sale into donations

Big donations have been made by the Rincon Lions Club from proceeds from the first distribution of funds from the sale of their building to the city of Rincon.

January 25, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Webb to lead IDA board

Members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority selected Dennis Webb as the board's new chairman Thursday morning.

January 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Drivers getting a pain from ash roads

Effingham County commissioners said they are looking at what to do next when it comes to the county's roads.

January 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Service delivery mediation gets under way

All the players were on hand Thursday as the mediation process for the service delivery strategy began in Effingham County.

January 21, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


A touch of old, a touch of new

The rehabilitation project for the historic Effingham Courthouse is on track, contractors said Tuesday.

January 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Springfield Fall Festival rescheduled

The City of Springfield and the Fall Festival Planning Committee have decided to reschedule the 2016 Springfield Fall Festival to Nov. 18-19.

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

South Effingham Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Rebels hosting playoff tilt

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team has earned the No. 1 seed and will be hosting Lanier High School in the opening ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local


Sikes awarded for Effingham Teacher of the Year

Local educators gathered Wednesday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon for the annual Effingham County Teacher of the Year banquet.

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger ...

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local


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