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Hospital authority requests bump in millage

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy on behalf of the Effingham County Hospital Authority this year by 7.90 percent over the rollback millage rate. The current millage rate for the Hospital Authority is 1.977, the rollback millage rate is 2.178, and the proposed millage is 2.35.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City OKs revised Silverwood plan

Rincon City Council members have approved a revised site plan for a proposed senior living complex, but they want more answers on an access road.

July 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Incumbent Exley, challenger Frost seek coroner post

The two candidates for Effingham County coroner outlined their credentials to the crowd at the recent candidates forum hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Collections at heart of tax position

A candidate for Effingham County tax commissioner promises to make changes to the office if he is elected. The incumbent says that a number of positive steps have already been taken under her watch.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Kingston: Little chance of repeal of Obamacare

What has become known as "Obamacare" may be here to stay, Congressman Jack Kingston said.

July 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DA hopefuls tout experiences, backgrounds

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard Mallard is touting his 12 years' experience as DA in his bid for re-election, while challenger Martha Kirkland Hall believes her range of experience in the courtroom should earn her the position.

July 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Marshals, ECSO arrest fugitive

U.S. Marshals and Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Warner Robins man wanted on armed robbery charges, bringing him into custody Monday.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Murder suspect denied bond

Bond was denied Thursday morning for a Clyo man facing a murder charge for the Wednesday morning death of his cousin.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EMA issues river advisory

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has issued an advisory for the Ogeechee River.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Gibbs completes basic training

Air Force Airman Miranda E. Gibbs graduated recently from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA approves its FY13 budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority members believe their budget and recently-approved capital improvement plan will set the IDA up to move some of their plans forward.

July 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


District 161 candidates split on T-SPLOST

The two Republicans vying to serve Effingham County in the state House of Representatives District 161 seat shared differing views Thursday on how to stimulate the economy, whether the state should legalize gambling and the merits of Georgia's proposed special purpose local option sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST).

July 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chairman candidates stake their positions

Asked during Thursday's candidate forum if they would support cutting county commissioners' pay to help balance Effingham County's budget, two candidates for commission chairman at-large said they would be on board with such a step.

July 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners question sheriff on budget

Effingham County commissioners want to take another look at how much the sheriff's office is spending and wants to spend for the coming fiscal year.

July 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Working families find a new place to get back on track

Effingham County has no shortage of people looking for work, as evidenced by the county's 8 percent unemployment rate. Many others are struggling to make ends meet with a job that does not pay well or lacks health benefits.

July 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Rincon to test new tornado sirens

The city of Rincon will be testing its new tornado sirens June 13.

June 04, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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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