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Sand Hill park nearing completion

The Effingham County Recreation Department's sprawling Sand Hill complex is nearing completion after commissioners approved a long slate of projects for that park and several others.

January 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Absentee ballots available for February's primary

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters that they can request an absentee ballot for Georgia's presidential preference primary, which will be held statewide on Feb. 5. Voters can request an absentee ballot through Feb. 1. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar by 7 p.m. on election day. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners have questions on at-large seat

Effingham County voters will decide on a county commission chairman at-large in the 2008 elections, and current commissioners still have plenty of questions about the position.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Jail repairs a 'serious' issue

Effingham County officials will go ahead with finding a structural engineer to recommend improvements to the county jail, improvements that demand immediate attention, according to county staff.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton won't renew contract with Republic

Guyton's city council may have opened the door for a new waste disposal service contract.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IRS working on 'patch' for alternative minimum tax

The Internal Revenue Service announced it will immediately begin the final reprogramming steps for its income-tax processing systems to prepare for the upcoming tax season following final passage of the alternative minimum tax "patch" Dec. 19 by the House.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton eyes putting police right next door to city hall

The Guyton Police Department could be on the move to a new home that would make it more visible, city council members believe.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs budget

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved the 2008 budget at a special called meeting on Tuesday.

January 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


IDA, county, Springfield near water pact

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is drawing closer to providing water for its massive project at I-16 - and it's a solution that also may help local governments comply with state mandates.

January 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Authorities say arson cause of campground fire

Wednesday's fire at the Methodist Campground in Springfield has been determined to be arson.

January 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Chamber pushing forward with gateways project

Effingham Chamber of Commerce leaders are forging ahead with plans to spruce up the county's gateways.

January 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Williams resigning as county adminstrator

County Administrator Ed Williams is stepping down less than nine months after he was named to the position permanently.

January 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Firefighters work quickly to quell fire at historic Methodist meeting ground

Springfield firefighters and firefighters from around the county battled a blaze at the Methodist Campground in Springfield late Wednesday afternoon.

January 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


'Christmas in Effingham' one of weekend's attractions

Christmas in Effingham took place for the second year on Saturday.

January 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon sets budget, keeps millage at zero

Rincon's millage rate will continue to be zero after city council adopted the 2008 budget.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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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


Lewis averts runoff for magistrate seat

Even with a three-man field, Scott Lewis won't need a runoff win to be Effingham County's next chief magistrate.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board approves budget and trims millage

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a budget that is larger but also reduces the millage on property taxpayers.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve pay increases in first pass at budget

Effingham County commissioners have given their initial approval to a budget that extends longevity and stair-step pay increases for county employees.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns rolls to win in District 159 primary

Facing his first primary challenge, state Rep. Jon Burns likely is headed back for another two-year term in the General Assembly.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall, Muldrew start gearing up for runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 31, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Primary results

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Maj. Scott Lewis will be the next Effingham County magistrate after he won a three-way race in Tuesday's general ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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