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Lawmakers brace citizens for budget cuts

Effingham County's legislative delegation let the people know the cuts to the state budget that are upcoming may be done with an axe and not a scalpel.

December 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Troopers to hit roads in force for New Year's

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to designate a sober driver and not let friends drive drunk in preparation for the 102-hour New Year's holiday travel period.

December 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA, school board close on deal for bus barn land

The Effingham County Board of Education and the Industrial Development Authority have closed on their deal for a parcel of land in the Research Forest Tract.

December 25, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pay raise on the way for Rincon officers

Qualifying Rincon police officers will see a $1 increase in their hourly wages beginning in January.

December 25, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Mosley, Hinson win

With only 486 absentee ballots left to count, Beth Rahn Mosley has won the vacant seat of probate court judge and Scott Hinson will succeed the retiring Preston Exley as chief magistrate.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


ECSO locates missing man

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies have found a man who was last seen Friday.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


A global reach — from Rincon

From an office in the heart of Rincon, Spatial Engineering reaches the world.

December 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs cameras for police

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of six cameras to be used in the city police cars last week.

December 23, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon begins search for a new police chief

Rincon's search for a new chief of police has begun.

December 23, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Dr. Webb scholarship committee now taking grant applications

The 2009 Dr. Ray Webb Scholarship committee has announced that they are now accepting applications for grants.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Election won’t hold up Guyton meeting

The runoff election will not interfere with the city of Guyton's plan to hold a public meeting tonight to discuss the controversial proposed wastewater treatment plant at 7 p.m. in the old school gymnasium on Magnolia Street.

December 23, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Courthouse committee cuts list of firms to 5

An ad hoc committee charged with overseeing just what to do with the historic Effingham County Courthouse has whittled down the list of prospective firms to do the work to five.

December 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield opts to bump up its millage rate

The millage rate is increasing in Springfield, after city council members approved a hike last Tuesday night.

August 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hospital gets ready for hurricane season

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County trims millage rate

Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to set 2015 millage rate Wednesday

Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work set to start on county’s next audit

The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners set meeting for rec plan

Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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