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Runoff to decide two local races Tuesday

Turnout for Tuesday's runoff election already has been strong, Effingham County voting officials said Monday.

December 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Gifts keep coming for Treutlen House

The Treutlen House is getting closer to its goal.

December 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA looks at digging into Research Forest

As Effingham Industrial Development Authority members ponder their next step in the massive Research Forest Tract, they're wondering where and when to start digging in - literally.

December 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


On the job: Guyton residents praise police

December marks three years since Guyton hired a police chief to start planning the organization of a new police department. Although some citizens thought there was no need for the city of about 1,500 to have its own force, the city moved forward with its plans. The police department opened its doors in June 2006.

December 22, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Springfield splits on millage rate vote

By a split vote, the Springfield City Council voted to keep the millage rate at 4.3.

December 19, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon signs on to gateway grant

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Rincon are opening the door to the county's gateway along Highway 21.

December 19, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former Days Inn board chairman, Effingham native, dies

Lon L. Day Jr., a Springfied native and a former member of the Days Inn board of directors, died Wednesday in Duluth. He was 79.

December 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Toms steps down

The city of Rincon will start its search soon for a new city manager.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Sapp ready to ride off into the sunset

His last meeting as an Effingham County commissioner behind him, Hubert "Bucky" Sapp was hailed as a man of integrity who didn't mind digging in his heels when he thought he was right.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA gives Henry a two-year contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority rewarded Chief Executive Officer John Henry by tearing up his one-year contract and giving him a two-year deal.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Treutlen House seeks to keep doors open

Treutlen House is looking for the help of the community to remain open in the coming month.

December 16, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


DOT suspends most major lane closures

The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction projects across the state - suspending most lane closures on interstate and major state highways, including the I-95 construction projects in McIntosh, Glynn and Liberty counties - to ease traffic congestion for Thanksgiving holiday travelers.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


It’s ABC for Guard unit —Alpha Battery Christmas

A group of Effingham citizens has joined together to plan for a community effort of appreciation for the local Georgia Army National Guard, Alpha Battery of the 118th Field Artillery Battalion, headquartered in Springfield. The plan is to provide a Christmas luncheon for the troops and their families, numbering approximately 200.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Exchange Club begins annual Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning the annual Empty Stocking Fund drive. This effort goes into a community fund to fill the needs of local families, children, elderly and disabled at Christmas in the county.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victim Witness makes a call for cell phone drive

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announces another special emphasis on a cell phone fundraising program. Proceeds from the collection efforts will be applied to fund the services provided to victims of personal injury crime throughout the community.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Arson damages home where eight people lived

A mobile home where eight people lived was damaged in a fire Monday that appears to have been intentionally set, according to investigators.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


How to help curtail a mosquito problem

Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Want to know what's going on? See the new Regional Calendar

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield audit comes back clean

The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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