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Effingham man dies in weekend boating accident

The body of an Effingham County man missing since Saturday was pulled from the Savannah River on Monday morning.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to rework IDA stipulations

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to make adjustments in the stipulations placed on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its tracts off Interstate 16.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clearing the way to welcome visitors

When it came time to start knocking down parts of the visitors center along Interstate 95, just inside the Georgia-South Carolina state line, Ann Purcell wanted to be at the controls.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Firm to draw up master plan for central recreation park

The plans for a proposed massive central recreation facility could be moving forward.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield buys former furniture store building

The downtown Springfield building that housed Walt's Furniture for more than 50 years is now property of the city of Springfield.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County, city finalize merger of fire services

Effingham County commissioners and Springfield City Council members have approved a pact merging their respective fire departments.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs sale of land bought in new station purchase

Rincon City Council has approved sales contracts on surplus land that was part of its purchase for a new fire station.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT commissioner rejects pipeline application

State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exercise eminent domain for the project.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon set for a show for July 4th

It's been three years since there was an official fireworks show in the county for Independence Day festivities. Rincon City Council, however, may be adding to its Freedom Rings celebration.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County proposes pay raises

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposed budget that includes raises for county employees.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opts to join CORE MPO for a small slice

Effingham County is set to get a seat at the table of the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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


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 ...

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


County OKs inmate work pact with Rincon

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract to provide an inmate work crew and a guard for the city of Rincon.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners want to fill seats on MPO boards

Effingham County commissioners are looking for someone to represent the county at the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization's meetings.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Environmental groups join action against pipeline company

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jason Wermers Bryan County News | Local


New Highway 21 signal in Port Wentworth ready to go into effect

Effingham County commuters will have a new traffic signal in Port Wentworth to encounter.

August 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Woman awaiting sentence says she’s not a drug dealer

An Effingham County woman who has pled guilty to a marijuana possession says she is not a drug dealer.

July 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Qualifying for municipal races to start late next month

Qualifying for the three municipal elections in Effingham County is set to begin late next month.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County millage rate set at 28.799 for FY16

Effingham County's millage rate for the coming fiscal year has been set at 28.799.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New car, officers for Rincon Police

The Rincon Police Department is now at full staff, with three new offices, its latest K9 ready for service and city council's approval to ...

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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