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Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex will receive $100,000 in grant funding from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon road work expected to last for a couple of months

Right-of-way improvements on Highway 21 South from Fort Howard Road to Lisa Street are under way.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


3rd ID, 48th Brigade team up to test associated unit concept

The 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are teaming up.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County adds to list of potential LMIG road projects

Effingham County commissioners have approved a supplemental list of road projects to be done through an influx of money provided by the state transportation funding act.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Four vying to replace Eaton on Guyton council

Guyton City Council members will be going over applications from four people seeking to fill Ulysses Eaton's seat.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may put the city on an app

If you want to pay your city of Rincon bill through your phone, the city soon just may have an app for that.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Almond logging miles on the campaign trail

Over the last few months, Daniel Almond his knocked on hundreds of doors, introducing himself to the voting public."For the last six or seven months, I've been campaigning," he said. "I've been knocking on at least a thousand doors, probably closer to two thousand, meeting people, seeing what they have to say."

March 23, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Three local races to be decided in May voting

Incumbent Wendall Kessler and former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt have filed their qualifying papers to run for Effingham County commission chairman.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield sets new DDA into motion

Springfield City Council has created a downtown development authority and made its first appointments to the new board.

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to stay on path for two-lane parkway

Effingham County commissioners have decided to drive straight ahead with plans to acquire two lanes of right-of-way for the Effingham Parkway.

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Set clocks ahead, change smoke alarm batteries

ATLANTA-Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks when daylight saving time begins March 13.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Two Rivers Health Clinic now accepting patients

Effingham County now has the non-profit Two Rivers Health Clinic free for patients.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hinson won't run for re-election

Chief Magistrate Scott Hinson has decided not to run for re-election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Mallard to run for re-election as district attorney

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard is running for re-election, having qualified Monday.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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Tuesday wreck results in two deaths

A two-car accident Tuesday afternoon took the life of oneEffinghamCountywoman and seriously injured another woman.

July 01, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Local


Effingham Democrats hold county caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DOT reveals plans for I-16, I-95 improvements

The plans for improving Interstate 16 and the interchange at I-16 and I-95 have been laid out and are now open for public review and ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County picks construction manager for rec complex

The proposed 120-acre central recreation complex will have a Statesboro firm to oversee the construction.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol still seeking answers in I-16 fatal crash

Georgia State Patrol investigators are trying to determine what led to a two-car accident that killed five people, including a mother and her son from ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen was hurt in an accident Sunday and taken to Memorial University Medical Center, where he is undergoing ...

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Wednesday wreck claims life of longtime community servant

The Georgia State Patrol's specialized collision reconstruction team has taken over the investigation of a June 22 crash that killed an Effingham County resident.

June 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


IDA, Chamber ready to renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is likely to renew its professional services contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve capacity agreement for prison

Effingham County commissioners have approved an annual agreement for the number of prisoners housed at the Effingham County Prison.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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