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DOT reveals plans for I-16, I-95 improvements

The plans for improving Interstate 16 and the interchange at I-16 and I-95 have been laid out and are now open for public review and comment.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County picks construction manager for rec complex

The proposed 120-acre central recreation complex will have a Statesboro firm to oversee the construction.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol still seeking answers in I-16 fatal crash

Georgia State Patrol investigators are trying to determine what led to a two-car accident that killed five people, including a mother and her son from Eden, last Wednesday.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Wednesday wreck claims life of longtime community servant

The Georgia State Patrol's specialized collision reconstruction team has taken over the investigation of a June 22 crash that killed an Effingham County resident.

June 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board OKs $97M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved its budget for the next fiscal year, after a couple of tweaks, at its meeting Thursday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Commissioners approve capacity agreement for prison

Effingham County commissioners have approved an annual agreement for the number of prisoners housed at the Effingham County Prison.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA, Chamber ready to renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is likely to renew its professional services contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Shoppers eager to explore new Kroger

With a wine steward, a sushi chef, a grilling station and yes, a Starbucks, waiting inside, shoppers waiting eagerly for the opening of the new Rincon Kroger Marketplace gave their approvals.

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Kroger Marketplace expected to have an impact

The new Kroger Marketplace is not just big in size but also is expected to have a big impact.

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


ECSO investigating Eden shooting

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place Wednesday in Eden and wounded two people.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO investigating Eden shooting

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place Wednesday in Eden and wounded two people.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Morgan ‘still ticking’

In Clarence Morgan's point of view, the Good Lord is keeping him around for a reason.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Ladner thanks predecessors, staff for small business award

Now in its 60th year of business, DeWitt Insurance Agency has been named the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce small business of the year.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Yarbrough reflects on Atlanta’s Olympic legacy

It's been 20 years since Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympic Games, an event that ultimately led to a second - and third - career for Dick Yarbrough.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Residents of a subdivision are asking Effingham County commissioners for help with their failing road.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


To all, thanks for a great ride

Just because you know this day is coming doesn't make it any easier.

August 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Opinion


Law enforcement thankful for support

Ostensibly, it was a chance for the community to show its support for law enforcement at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office last Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer Family Life Centre named for Kessler

It took some planning and legerdemain to get Richard Kessler and his family on the New Ebenezer Retreat Center grounds Monday morning.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Buses ready to roll — with route numbers

With the Effingham County School System's fleet of buses ready to roll for the Aug. 4 start of the school year, parents are being ...

July 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Alford keeps ailing chairman in mind at board meeting

As he chaired the Effingham County Board of Education's meeting Thursday night, vice-chairman and District 2 member Troy Alford's thoughts were with the ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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