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New left-turn signal in effect at 21/275

New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow - especially for left turns - have been installed this week on Highway 21. The new signals, known as four-section flashing ...

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Water, sewer work on 9th Street to lead to road closure

Y-Delta Construction will be working along 9th Street in Rincon, starting next week, on the 9th Street water and sewer project. The contractor is scheduling a road closure starting on Monday at 7 a...

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers. Sworn in were Leroy Lloyd, president; Jasper Lee, vice president; Lucy Powell, secretary; Gwendolyn Goldwire, treasurer; and Mar...

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

What did you learn about work-life balance this summer?

The calendar might not agree, but if you ask my children, they'll tell you today is the last day of summer. That's because Wednesday is the first day of a new school year for the Kratz kids. I'm n...

August 21, 2014 | Greg Kratz Deseret News National | Hot Topics

School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students. A total of 11,046 kindergarten-12th grade students were enrolled in the county's 13 schools as of the seventh day of cla...

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate. Do...

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Oh, that’s cold!

Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl never expected his duties to include being doused by a bucket of ice water. Scholl joined other city representatives Tuesday in accepting the ice bucket challeng...

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morni...

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions. Effingham IDA CEO John Henry said at ...

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Have You Seen This? Mind-bending projection mapping

TOKYO - Projection mapping isn't a new technology, but it's still in the phase of boggling minds. So projection mapping with real-time tracking might truly mess with your head. A Japanese company ...

August 21, 2014 | Martha Ostergar Deseret News National | Hot Topics

The return of Emperor Severus

Septimius Severus, Roman emperor from 193 to 211 AD, was a psychopath and sociopath. Citizens in his empire who had religious views different from his, particularly Christians and Jews, were persec...

August 21, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

How premarital life affects future marital quality for young adults

Your prospects for a happy marriage may be tied to people other than your soon-to-be spouse. For example, the more people who come to your wedding, the better it bodes for your marital bliss. But t...

August 21, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Getting with the program on transportation

The regional transportation sales tax referendum failed two years ago across most of Georgia and in metro Atlanta. So it's encouraging to see movement again, in the form of a joint study committee ...

August 21, 2014 | By Benita Dodd | Opinion

Pushing the fight for medical cannabis

As the clock approached midnight on March 20, the final night of the 2014 Georgia legislative session, it became apparent that a final vote to send a medical cannabis oil bill to the governor's des...

August 21, 2014 | By Rep. Allen Peake | Opinion

Not just another tool in the toolbox

A recent public meeting held on the topic of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) conspicuously neglected other relevant water-management problems and opportunities. The meeting was hosted on Jekyll ...

August 21, 2014 | By David Kyler | Opinion

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