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County adopts vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners approved a vehicle use policy Tuesday, adopting guidelines that cover who has use of county cars and where they can use them.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to look at townhome zoning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take up a request for a new zoning category at its meeting this afternoon.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance under way across state

Operation Zero Tolerance is a statewide enforcement initiative to raise driver awareness to the deadly consequences of drunk driving. Impaired drivers cause one out of five fatality crashes on Georgia highways each year.

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


DOT tries to map road growth

Even the state Department of Transportation is looking at Effingham County's growth.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chatham's help needed for parkway

Effingham County's path to ease congestion on its roads may lie outside its own borders, state lawmakers said this week.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield council to vote on alcohol referendum

The Springfield City Council will vote on a resolution to hold a referendum to allow liquor by the drink sales at the council meeting Tuesday.

January 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


A busy Thursday awaits

The new Lowe's in Rincon has opened its doors and will conduct a grand opening Thursday at 10 a.m. An hour later on Thursday, the Effingham campus of the Savannah Technical College on Highway 21 will have its official grand opening and dedication.

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council OKs liquor referendum (update 1)

Rincon City Council approved allowing voters to decide on a referendum that would allow liquor by the drink in sales in restaurants.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton turned on to saving water

Guyton City Council expects to get its water withdrawal permit increased from the state Environmental Protection Division. It also wants to make sure its current customers aren't losing water.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton still pushing for traffic light

Guyton City Council members say they are determined to get a traffic light for the city's most notorious intersection.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Beulah home to be on Tour of Homes

The Guyton Tour of Homes will be held Tuesday, and Beulah once again will be a location on the tour.

January 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Board takes no action on vision obstruction law

Springfield's planning and zoning board held a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance that would restrict objects that could obstruct driver vision including fences and shrubbery.

January 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Taxes, water to dominate session

Expect the 40 days and 40 nights of the upcoming General Assembly session to be busy and contentious, local legislators said Wednesday morning.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Ticket sales going well for Guyton Tour of Homes

Church Street is expected to be the center of activity for this year's Guyton Tour of Homes, according to organizers.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton still has questions on Republic contract

Guyton City Council wants to find out a little more about a contract pending with Republic Waste Services.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


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Weems retiring from Coastal Health Distirct

Dr. Lawton C. Davis, the current health director of the South Central Health District, has been named to replace Dr. Diane Z. Weems, who announced ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield aims to pull carts back from road

Springfield residents who leave their garbage carts out on the street a little too long could be facing a fine.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely stepping down from IDA

The longest continuous serving member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has relinquished his seat on the board.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield, DRT reach water agreement

A French company building a turpentine distilling plant and the city of Springfield have reached an agreement for water service to the facility.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Early voting ongoing in Superior Court judge race

Early voting for the July 26 runoff between Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race is under way.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon may deliver old post office to HES

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site could be getting a piece of Rincon to display soon.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA trimming its expenses in budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has put into a motion a budget for the current fiscal year that is smaller than the previous budget.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA putting capital improvement plan into motion

With the nearly 1,560 acres of the tract off Old River Road and Interstate 16 now back under its control, the Effingham Industrial Development ...

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen continues to recuperate after a lengthy surgery stemming from a June 26 wreck.

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lane closures on 21 expected with resurfacing

Motorists are advised to expect nighttime lane closures along Highway 21 from Patriot Drive in Rincon to just north of Highway 119 in Springfield as ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter: Radical terrorists, not gun laws, the problem

The U.S. needs to deal with radical Islamic fundamentalism instead of instituting restrictive gun laws, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Making friends at Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its annual Camp Buddy at Rincon Elementary School, with Chef Nick Mueller's usual visit to make pizzas and ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Getting churned on

The city of Guyton held its third annual ice cream social June 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. on the walking trail, with six churns ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Rincon OKs deal for inmate work crew

The city of Rincon has renewed its contract with Effingham County for an inmate work crew.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to spend $1M to replenish graders

With the heavy equipment needed to repair the county's dirt roads and ditches inoperable, Effingham County commissioners have committed to spend nearly $1 million ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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