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Effingham IDA recaps busy year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority, in its first year-end review, discussed its accomplishments for the year so far and announced a goal to nearly double its portion of the property digest.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Architects to look at Springfield city hall uses

Springfield City Council members have agreed to a proposal from a Savannah architecture firm to explore how to redevelop Springfield City Hall.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County says no to possible landfill

Effingham County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 3 to reject a memorandum of understanding from a sanitation company regarding the Grandview tract.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New bridge along 80 almost ready

The new bridge will replace an aging span across the river that state and local officials proclaim is too narrow. The state Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting for the new bridge Thursday morning, though it's not quite ready to take on traffic.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lariscy wins Guyton mayor race

Former alderman Jeff Lariscy beat incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin 185-125, ending Garvin's 10-year tenure in the post.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Polls open tomorrow for Guyton, E-SPLOST votes

Voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and challenger Jeff Lariscy for mayor. They also will have the option to vote on Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink. The ballot question stipulates the hours of 12:30-11:30 p.m. for sales of alcohol by the drink on Sundays.

November 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Authorities urge safety for trick-or-treating tonight

Trick-or-treating in Rincon will run from 6-10 p.m. tonight, and there also will be extra Rincon Police officers on duty.

October 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Garvin, Lariscy facing off in Guyton’s mayoral election

There is only one contested election in the three municipal elections, as voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and former city council member Jeff Lariscy for the mayor's seat.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton fire chief, assistant relieved of duties

Guyton officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the fire chief and assistant fire chief have been relieved of their duties.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State Patrol investigating Monday morning fatal wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident Monday morning that claimed the life of a toddler.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Public gets a turn at 275 roundabout plans

The state Department of Transportation revealed its plans for a roundabout at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Rincon-Stillwell Road at an open house.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Driver pulled from river

The driver of a pickup who fell into the Savannah River has been rescued from the river and taken to a Savannah hospital, according to authorities.

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awarded grant topping $430K

The city of Guyton has received a 2015 community development block grant in the amount of $436,706 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Local


DOT preaching a message of safety

State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell spoke to the Exchange Club on Thursday to discuss ongoing roads projects and to preach a message of safety on the roads.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT considering roundabouts for some intersections

Roundabouts could be coming soon to Effingham County.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | 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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