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Governor announces plan to fix state roads, bridges

Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives, released a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan made possible through the Transportation Funding Act of 2015. The announcement included an 18-month project list, representing a $2.2 billion investment, and a 10-year list, representing more than $10 billion in investment.

January 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One more hurdle cleared for rec complex

Work on the planned central recreation complex off Highway 21 and Rahn Station Road has one less obstacle in its path.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Assessors give updates on property tax changes

It's January, a new year is here, and the valuation process on real and personal property in Georgia is under way. Real property is land, buildings or any improvements such as the addition of a room, garage or swimming pool. Personal property includes boats, motors, airplanes, business equipment and/or business inventory.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Railroad crossings to close for repair work

CSX Railroad has scheduled crossing closings for repair. Traffic will be re-routed and signs will mark the detours. Crossings normally are closed for three days during repair work but can vary depending on conditions.

January 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon Police to hold citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its citizens police academy. The CPA will begin March 8 and is a 10-week program.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield puts new semi parking rule into gear

Parking a semi in Springfield will fall under new regulations, after city council members approved changes to a zoning ordinance.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County renews agreement with Chamber

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new professional services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, but it the decision was not unanimous.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's Altamaha River, in Glynn County near Interstate 95.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol.

December 30, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the 2016 Miss Georgia title in Columbus in June.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the prison - including its possible closure.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students' deaths

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements ...

April 21, 2016 | By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


UGA to dedicate cabins at Wormsloe

SAVANNAH-The University of Georgia will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest facilities, the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe cabins, on Friday ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Religious freedom bill likely to be revived in 2017

The religious freedom bill vetoed last month by Gov. Nathan Deal could be revived in a future General Assembly session, state Rep. Jon Burns said.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton City Council hits stalemate trying to fill seat

Filling the vacant seat on Guyton City Council will have to wait at least one more meeting.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dig it - top archaeologists to survey Springfield historic site

Some of the nation's top archaeologists will be trekking across the city of Springfield's property near the famed Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to light up sky again for July 4th

Rincon's Freedom Rings celebration will be set to tune of fireworks again this year.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as ...

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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