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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

Repaving, restriping set to start soon on county roads

Repaving and restriping on some of Effingham County's most difficult roads is expected to commence soon, after commissioners approved bids for work at their June 23 meeting.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Settlement reached in 2010 suit against county

Effingham County commissioners voted last Tuesday to approve a settlement in a nearly five-year-old lawsuit.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Fire chief’s traffic case moved to Chatham state court

The traffic violations case for the Rincon fire chief is being moved to Chatham County state court.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local

165th Airlift Wing to deploy to Persian Gulf

The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard will begin a deployment today to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in the Persian Gulf region to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local

BOE approves budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes teacher pay raises, increased pay for non-certified personnel, additional assistant principals at each middle school and one additional band teacher for each of the system's three middle schools.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Effingham IDA passes slightly smaller budget for coming fiscal year

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved a fiscal year 2016 budget that is a reduction from its current spending plan.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon woman killed in Monday crash

An Effingham County woman died Monday night following a crash on I-16.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Sunday crash outside Savannah sends several Effingham residents to hospital

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's major accident investigation team continues to look into a crash Sunday night that sent several Effingham County residents to the hospital.

June 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local

With the heat on, Georgia Power offers tips to keep cool

As sustained high temperatures in Georgia drive energy use up, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Mayor says regional approach best method to fight for bases

A group of leaders in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry is trying to make sure the federal government doesn't derail one of the area's most powerful economic engines.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Visitors from across the state to descend on Mars

The Mars Theatre is preparing to welcome visitors from around the state.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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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

DOT considering roundabouts for some intersections

Roundabouts could be coming soon to Effingham County.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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

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