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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 of Commerce retreat.

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. Law enforcement are likewise preparing as troopers, deputies and police officers across the state prepare for the annual Labor Day impaired driving campaign.

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 scheduled closure of one ramp at a time through 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. The ramp closures are a necessity for the contractor to grind the concrete surface to creating a smooth roadway for motorists. All work is weather contingent.

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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Jarriel named Guyton fire chief

Council members took the action at their Tuesday morning meeting. Jarriel had been the interim chief after longtime chief David Starling and assistant chief Mike ...

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Effingham IDA recaps busy year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority, in its first year-end review, discussed its accomplishments for the year so far and announced a goal to nearly double ...

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Architects to look at Springfield city hall uses

Springfield City Council members have agreed to a proposal from a Savannah architecture firm to explore how to redevelop Springfield City Hall.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County says no to possible landfill

Effingham County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 3 to reject a memorandum of understanding from a sanitation company regarding the Grandview tract.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

New bridge along 80 almost ready

The new bridge will replace an aging span across the river that state and local officials proclaim is too narrow. The state Department of Transportation ...

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lariscy wins Guyton mayor race

Former alderman Jeff Lariscy beat incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin 185-125, ending Garvin's 10-year tenure in the post.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Polls open tomorrow for Guyton, E-SPLOST votes

Voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and challenger Jeff Lariscy for mayor. They also will have the option to vote on Sunday ...

November 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Authorities urge safety for trick-or-treating tonight

Trick-or-treating in Rincon will run from 6-10 p.m. tonight, and there also will be extra Rincon Police officers on duty.

October 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Garvin, Lariscy facing off in Guyton’s mayoral election

There is only one contested election in the three municipal elections, as voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and former city council ...

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Guyton fire chief, assistant relieved of duties

Guyton officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the fire chief and assistant fire chief have been relieved of their duties.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local

State Patrol investigating Monday morning fatal wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident Monday morning that claimed the life of a toddler.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Public gets a turn at 275 roundabout plans

The state Department of Transportation revealed its plans for a roundabout at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Rincon-Stillwell Road at an open house.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Driver pulled from river

The driver of a pickup who fell into the Savannah River has been rescued from the river and taken to a Savannah hospital, according to ...

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Guyton awarded grant topping $430K

The city of Guyton has received a 2015 community development block grant in the amount of $436,706 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Local

DOT preaching a message of safety

State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell spoke to the Exchange Club on Thursday to discuss ongoing roads projects and to preach a message of safety ...

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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