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Residents grapple with power surge

Georgia Power crews are combing through a subdivision after several residents reported problems Monday morning.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County readies comprehensive plan for state approval

After months and nearly years of work, the Effingham County comprehensive plan is finally complete.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, city to try to resolve service delivery issues

With a June 30 deadline approaching, representatives from Effingham County and the municipalities hope they can iron out a service delivery strategy.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs summer food program

Rincon will take part in the summer Feed-a-Kid program after Mayor Ken Lee, in a rare move, was forced to cast a tie-breaking vote.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


OSHA investigating death at EFACEC plant

Federal investigators have begun looking into the workplace death of a Rincon man Wednesday morning.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Blandford, McCall crossing open

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Worker killed at EFACEC plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the death of a worker Wednesday morning at the EFACEC plant under construction at the Effingham Industrial Park.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham economy still holding its own

The economic picture is gloomy but it isn't as dire as widely thought, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Firm gets go-ahead for old courthouse work

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead to a group for the renovations at the historic Effingham Courthouse.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Planned power outages to continue

Residents in and around the Ebenezer area and in the northern part of Rincon will experience planned power outages over the next few days as Georgia Power upgrades its distribution in that area.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Park could be a boon for IDA’s tract

Casting an eye toward the future of the Research Forest Tract, Effingham Industrial Development Authority learned Thursday what it will take to transform some of that land into a huge recreational area.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham’s Habitat chapter wants to work with Springfield

Jimmy Rutland and George Groce of Habitat for Humanity are hoping to partner with Springfield on providing affordable quality housing in the city.

April 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Work speeding along on EFACEC plant

Its grants in hand for needed improvements, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is amazed at how quickly the EFACEC plant is coming together.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA may turn state road aid over to county

The refrain didn't change for the Effingham County transportation committee.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia Power plans outages for Ebenezer, Rincon areas

Residents in and around the Ebenezer area and in the northern part of Rincon will experience planned power outages over the next few days as Georgia Power upgrades its distribution in that area.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff’s office happy under one good roof

The various arms of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are now under one roof - and just as happy as Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie appears to be for that, he's also happy to have them under a roof and in a building that won't be as much of a problem.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


I-95/21 interchange bid could be awarded this summer

Effingham County's transportation ills could be getting a little bit of remedy, starting this spring.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield adds more parking

Springfield City Council members addressed a long-standing goal at their Jan. 13 meeting.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police sets sights on acquiring second K-9

The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners still have questions on transportation resolution

Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to sign off on a resolution forged by a statewide legislative committee exploring ways to finance transportation improvements.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners OK new sheriff’s office

There are still a few items left to address, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is settled into its new home.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves recreation master plan

With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former mayor pleads guilty

A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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