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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 authorities.

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, which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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 on the roads.

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 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


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Leaders decry lack of federal funding for harbor deepening

Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday the $42.7 million in President Obama's budget for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project falls short of the administration ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County to do value study on parkway

With $44 million in state Department of Transportation funding in the offing for the proposed Effingham Parkway, Effingham County is footing the tab for a ...

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City works to curb fuel spill

Rincon and state officials are working to contain a fuel spill that was reported Saturday morning.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall to run for Ogeechee Circuit judge seat

Martha Hall has announced her candidacy for Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court judgeship.

February 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Neidlinger headed home after ending career at the Herald

After more than a decade at the Effingham Herald, family will be keeping Debbie Neidlinger at home.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Paving will lead to temporary lane closures on Highway 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation reminds motorists that nighttime paving will take place between tonight and Thursday on Highway 21 between 4thand 7thstreets in Rincon.

February 08, 2016 | Staff report | Local


ECSO asks to limit traffic on dirt roads

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is alerting residents that dirt road conditions in the county are deteriorating.

February 04, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Exley to seek re-election as coroner

David Exley has announced he will seek re-election as Effingham County coroner.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt to step down as Rincon city manager

Former city clerk and personnel manager Wanda Simmons has agreed to serve as Rincon's interim city manager, Mayor Ken Lee said.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company to seek permits soon for pipeline

Work on a proposed and hotly-debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a company official.

January 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mosley to run again for probate judge

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her bid for re-election as the Effingham County Probate Judge, a position she has held for seven years.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hursey to seek re-election

Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey announces her intentions to qualify for re-election for the office of Clerk of Superior Court in Effingham County in ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter impressed with tour of ECCA

Though he's been a visitor to the Effingham College and Career Academy, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter has never had the up-close look at ...

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Zipperer to run for vacant Rincon seat

A former Rincon City Council will be seeking the open seat on the current board.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County, Springfield working to lower ISO rate

Effingham County Fire Department officials are hoping to find enough in their recent ISO review to bring in a score that will result in a ...

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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