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Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield.

This forum, sponsored by Hussey, Gay and Bell, will feature candidates who have opposition for the board of commissioners chairman, school board, magistrate court judge, superior court judge, and state representative for District 159. Candidates will be questioned by a panel made up of two journalists and representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties. Refreshments will be served and will be provided by the Effingham Herald and Effingham Now newspapers ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students' deaths

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements were reached in wrongful death lawsuits regarding three of the victims.

April 21, 2016 | By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


UGA to dedicate cabins at Wormsloe

SAVANNAH-The University of Georgia will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest facilities, the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe cabins, on Friday, at 4 p.m. at Wormsloe, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Religious freedom bill likely to be revived in 2017

The religious freedom bill vetoed last month by Gov. Nathan Deal could be revived in a future General Assembly session, state Rep. Jon Burns said.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton City Council hits stalemate trying to fill seat

Filling the vacant seat on Guyton City Council will have to wait at least one more meeting.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dig it - top archaeologists to survey Springfield historic site

Some of the nation's top archaeologists will be trekking across the city of Springfield's property near the famed Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to light up sky again for July 4th

Rincon's Freedom Rings celebration will be set to tune of fireworks again this year.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as part of their continuing training.

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex will receive $100,000 in grant funding from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen was hurt in an accident Sunday and taken to Memorial University Medical Center, where he is undergoing ...

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | 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


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


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


DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lewis averts runoff for magistrate seat

Even with a three-man field, Scott Lewis won't need a runoff win to be Effingham County's next chief magistrate.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board approves budget and trims millage

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a budget that is larger but also reduces the millage on property taxpayers.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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