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County starts budget work in earnest

Effingham County's staff is beginning work on the fiscal year 2008-09 in earnest.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work done, but a lot left undone

There is one thing members of the state Senate and House of Representatives can agree on easily - they are glad to be done.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Warning issued about phony refund scam

ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers of an email phishing scam designed to look like it's from the IRS.

April 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Big price tag for road projects

A draft of a transportation study for Effingham County's future transportation needs carries a hefty price tag for the recommendations - $490 million.

April 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter-Burns bill heads to governor

Effingham County voters likely will head to the polls in November with a chance to determine their property tax futures.

April 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Old Augusta about to become a new road

The ceremonial turn of the shovel took place on a warm Tuesday afternoon. The real work will begin in a few days for the long-awaited Old Augusta Road project.

April 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


ECIS fundraiser tops $65,000

Effingham County residents and businesses opened their wallets and hearts on March 8 at Kelly's Tavern to help the four victims of the Imperial Sugar explosion, raising over $65,000.

April 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Adult day care moving into United Way Service Center

Effingham County will have an adult day care at the United Way Effingham Service Center in the coming weeks.

April 24, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield council approves filters for its treatment plant

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of filters for the wastewater treatment plant upgrades Monday.

April 24, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Analyst ‘bullish’ on local housing market

The housing market is expected to get better, but just how soon is another question, an industry analyst said Wednesday morning.

April 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County constable critical after plane crash

A former Effingham County sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition after his light airplane crashed Saturday afternoon.

April 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Dining and dancing to kick off Olde Effingham Days

Olde Effingham Days will be held April 18-19 in Springfield, beginning with "Dining and Dancing Under the Stars" from 7-10 p.m. that Friday night at the old courthouse and the judicial complex square. Leon Jacobs will provide live music, playing oldies, country, beach and rock. Food vendors will be open during the evening.

April 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County ready to break ground on Old Augusta

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners will be breaking ground on the Old Augusta Phase I project Tuesday at 2 p.m.

April 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Seniors make pitch for help

The number of senior citizens in Effingham County is expected to increase in the next five to 10 years and with that, so will their needs and concerns, a senior citizen advocate told county commissioners.

April 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chambliss gearing up for re-election run

Saxby Chambliss said he anticipates his campaign spending will top the amount from the 2002 U.S. Senate race.

April 19, 2008 | Statesboro Herald | Local


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Metro searching for missing boy

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing boy who was last seen on Sunday, April ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


RepowerIT helping with recycling of electronics in Guyton Saturday

Tomorrow is Earth Day and in celebration of that, RepowerIT is giving the residents of Effingham County a chance to do their part.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 moving lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be collecting data with a moving lane closure utilizing an impact attenuator truck along with law enforcement ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Online grocery pickup headlines Rincon Walmart Supercenter remodel

RINCON - The Walmart Supercenter remodel at 434 S. Columbia Ave. is complete – and, in addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Southern University, Armstrong merger talks continue

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has approved a new organizational chart for the top leadership of the new three-campus Georgia Southern University being ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens selected as finance chairman for "Y" Clubs of Georgia

Representative Bill Hitchens has been selected to serve as the Finance Chairman for the "Y" Clubs of Georgia in Effingham County for 2017.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Suspect commits suicide after U.S. Marshals serve warrant in Clyo

A Clyo man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday after U.S. Marshals served a warrant at his residence.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 47th Bluegrass Festival

They've said it here before, if you appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, then you'll certainly want ...

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local hero Winston Hencely returns home

American flags waved through the air Saturday morning along Highway 21 as local hero, Winston Hencely, made his way back home to Effingham County.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Olde Effingham Day Festival set for Saturday

It's time again to step back into time and enjoy a day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires double lane closure at Exit 102

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime double lane closures today and Tuesday on I-95 Interchange Bridge over US 80 at ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


State Route 21 lane closures scheduled next week in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will utilize lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Upset Rincon residents take up road issue with city

Many Effingham County residents made their way to the Rincon City Council meeting Monday night to appear before the council to discuss the streets in ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Nominees honored by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County held the 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet Thursday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures scheduled on SR21 at Bonnie Bridge Road in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be resurfacing SR 21 southbound at the intersection of Bonnie Bridge Road, which requires nighttime lane closures ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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