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Work on first part of Old Augusta Road ready to move forward

Crews may start work on the Old Augusta Road project by the middle of this week, Effingham County commissioners and staff learned.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA begins to take look at Research Forest plans

It may take 20 or more years before the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is finished with the Research Forest Tract, but there are some issues IDA members want to get resolved soon, especially access to the nearly 2,600-acre property.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City's budget to grow a little

The Springfield City Council approved the first reading of the budget for 2008.

December 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Corps of Engineers to hold meeting on drought, lake levels

SAVANNAH - The commander of the Savannah District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Col. Edward J. Kertis, will host a public meeting in the lower Savannah River basin to discuss water management at Lakes Thurmond, Russell and Hartwell during the current drought conditions. The Corps' Savannah District manages the three reservoirs and the dams that form them. Public meetings were held in mid-November in the upper Savannah River Basin in Augusta and Anderson, S.C.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County agrees to new contract with Republic

Republic Waste Service will continue to provide sanitation service to the unincorporated areas of Effingham County after county commissioners approved a new contract.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Comp plan draws more questions

Effingham County's part of the comprehensive plan is done, and county commissioners are expected to approve it at their December meeting to send to the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center and the state Department of Community Affairs.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County gives go-ahead for liquor vote

esidents in unincorporated Effingham County may get the chance next year to vote on whether they want to have liquor by the drink sold in restaurants.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton Christmas parade photo gallery

December 27, 2007 | Photos by Brittany McNair | Local


Empty Stocking campaign begins

"It's time for Effingham citizens to come together for the annual effort to fill the empty stockings for children, families and the elderly," said Reggie Loper.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon expects liquor proposal at next meeting

Rincon city council members spent some of their meeting Monday night talking about an item that will be on their next agenda - a proposal for a liquor by the drink referendum.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Christmas trees displayed at Ebenezer

New Ebenezer Retreat Center held their annual Christmas Tree Festival this weekend to raise funds for their scholarship fund.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Is Chatham's help needed for Effingham Parkway?

Effingham County officials invited outgoing state Department of Transportation Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl to Springfield to thank him for his help over the years and to ask for a few more favors before he departs office.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield wonders if GREAT is all that good

The Springfield City Council heard comments from state Rep. John Burns on Tuesday regarding state House Speaker Glenn Richardson's GREAT plan.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Statesboro OCSS office closing temporarily, moving in 2008

The Office of Child Support Services at 1 Courtland St. in Statesboro has closed. The closure is because of its relocation to its new office at 34 Hill St., Statesboro. Due to the relocation planned for early 2008, the current office will be closed during the months of December and January. All staff will be temporarily reassigned to other state offices in the surrounding area.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County to go back to square one on courthouse

Effingham County commissioners may be going back to square one with the plans to hire an architect for the old courthouse.

December 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Georgia farmers celebrate Agricultural Awareness Week

This week, Georgians throughout the state are celebrating the first annual Agriculture Awareness Week, a tradition that surely will continue for many years to come.

March 24, 2017 | By Ben Cantrell | Local


Nominations for Herb Jones Award now being taken by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County will be hosting their 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Award Banquet on Thursday, April 6, at ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS Cancer Care Center opens its doors

SPRINGFIELD - Expert cancer care is coming to Effingham County.

March 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local


4-H archers compete at State Invitational

Effingham County 4-H Archers competed in the State Indoor Archery Invitational at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry in January.

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Nighttime Striping Scheduled on SR 21 at DDI

Weather permitting, contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be thermostriping tomorrow night beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. on SR ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


ECMS team wins area FFA event

The Effingham County Middle School FFA recently won the Area 4 FFA Conduct of Chapter Meeting Career Development Event. The event was held at Southeastern ...

March 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rincon City Council approves work order

The Rincon City Council voted unanimously to approve a motion to pay $28,800 for the 9th Street Extension Project.

March 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Music In Our Schools Concert a hit as students let voices be heard

A lot of joyful noise was heard Thursday night at Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton as choirs from four Effingham County schools performed as part ...

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell cuts ribbon; new Welcome Center opens

Hundreds of Georgia residents – many from Effingham County – turned out Friday morning to the ribbon cutting of the new Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 95 ...

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECSO Searching for Runaway Juvenile

Effingham County Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a runaway juvenile, Shane Caleb Sellers, 16 of Bloomingdale, GA.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Recreation and Parks holds 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Effingham County Recreation and Parks hosted the 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run in downtown Springfield.

March 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Blandford Elementary's Family Academic Night brings out the heroes

Blandford Elementary School hosted Family Academic Night on Feb. 23, where students and parents were able to enjoy food, door prizes, games, face painting, animals ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI striping installation scheduled this week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled moving lane closures with crash trucks on SR 21 north and south bound and the I-95 ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, Guyton Elementary earn Title I honors

Two Effingham County elementary schools were honored recently by the Georgia Department of Education as both were named to the 2016-2017 list of Title I ...

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Taste of Effingham a sweet treat for all

Hundreds of patrons got a taste of local cuisine Thursday night as they took part in the 7th Annual Taste of Effingham, an event showcasing ...

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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