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New Highway 21 signal in Port Wentworth ready to go into effect

Effingham County commuters will have a new traffic signal in Port Wentworth to encounter.

August 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Woman awaiting sentence says she’s not a drug dealer

An Effingham County woman who has pled guilty to a marijuana possession says she is not a drug dealer.

July 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Qualifying for municipal races to start late next month

Qualifying for the three municipal elections in Effingham County is set to begin late next month.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local

County millage rate set at 28.799 for FY16

Effingham County's millage rate for the coming fiscal year has been set at 28.799.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

New car, officers for Rincon Police

The Rincon Police Department is now at full staff, with three new offices, its latest K9 ready for service and city council's approval to purchase a new police car.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Two Effingham men hurt in Monday wreck

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the collision of two pickup trucks that left one driver dead and two others injured Monday afternoon.

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local

State asks for feedback on historic preservation plan

The Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of updating Georgia's statewide historic preservation plan, a document that establishes state preservation priorities and policies to guide preservation efforts during the next five years.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Military convoy to affect traffic on I-16, I-95

Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart during the late hours of July 16.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local

State’s tax revenues up 3.1 percent for June

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled nearly $1.82 billion, an increase of $55.2 million, or 3.1 percent, compared to June 2014.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local

City already working on next Freedom Rings

City of Rincon officials are reviewing how they can make the annual Freedom Rings event better.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Barrow appealing ruling on Guyton permit

The city of Guyton faces another legal challenge to its plans to build a wastewater treatment plant.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Historic Society seeks county help with improvements

The Historic Effingham Society wants to make improvements to the Living History Site and the Effingham Museum - and it's looking for some help from the county commissioners.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Guyton OKs budget for FY16

Guyton City Council has adopted a budget for fiscal year 2016 that is a reduction from the previous year's spending plan - but still allows the city to go about its business, according to City Manager Robert Black.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County, Rincon to work on inmate work crew deal

Rincon City Council and Effingham County commissioners are trying to finalize an agreement that will provide an inmate work crew for the city.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rec complex master plan could be done soon

Effingham County commissioners and recreation officials could get drawings in two weeks of what their proposed large central complex may look like.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Rincon turns to Bond to fight geese problem

The city of Rincon's newest employee is Bond. Just Bond.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rec complex master plans get a thumbs-up

The master plan for a proposed central recreation complex has gotten final touches from CHA Sports.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon goes to the dogs to fight geese problem

The Rincon City Council will be calling upon the services of canine help to counter a nuisance at Lost Plantation Golf Course.

September 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State public safety board to meet Thursday at ECHS

The state Board of Public Safety will gather Thursday morning at Effingham County High School for one of its regularly-scheduled meetings.

September 09, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Only one race to be contested

The scheduled municipal elections in Springfield and November won't be contested.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Analyst: Effingham economy headed in right direction

Effingham County's economy is heading in the right direction and could do so for a while, community leaders learned at the annual Effingham Chamber ...

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lariscy to run for Guyton mayor

Jeff Lariscy has announced his intention to run for mayor of Guyton in the Nov. 3 election.

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Local

City’s golf course getting noticed

One of the city of Rincon's biggest investments may be starting to provide dividends.

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield grant paves way for canoe, kayak launch

Springfield's path to the Ebenezer Creek has taken another step.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Master plan for central rec complex almost done

Effingham County officials are putting the final tweaks on a proposed massive recreation complex for the center of the county.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Law enforcement to step up Operation Zero Tolerance

Motorists all across Georgia are preparing for the unofficial end of summer by planning last minute trips to the lake, beach and everywhere in between ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Local

County agrees to settlement in Grandview suit

The long legal battle between a development group and Effingham County commissioners appears to have ended.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Driver enters plea in triple fatal wreck

An Effingham County teenager charged in a September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people has pled guilty in Effingham County State Court.

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Local

DOT announces ramp closures on 16, 95

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants the traveling public to be aware of ramp closures on I-95 and I-16 in Chatham County. The contractor has ...

August 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Rincon keeps millage rate at 0

Rincon City Council members approved a millage rate of 0 for city property owners.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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