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Commissioners to explore building master plan

Effingham County commissioners could make inroads next week on what offices will go where.

December 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chairman breaks tie on refund vote

Chairman Wendall Kessler had to cast the tie-breaking vote as Effingham County commissioners voted 3-2 to refund water and sewer impact fees to four property owners.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon, county getting close to fire station agreement

Effingham County will prepare an agreement for the city of Rincon to go over, after Rincon officials stated their case Tuesday for a fire station on Blue Jay Road.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to adopt smaller budget

Rincon's fiscal year 2014 budget will be slightly smaller than the current budget, after a proposed spending plan was presented for a public hearing at the city council's last meeting.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State has nicotine therapy replacement aids available

As of Wednesday, free nicotine replacement therapy supplies are still available for people living in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Vets to get ‘one-stop shop’ for benefits Thursday

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, together with representatives from several other federal, state, and local government agencies, will conduct a free "one-stop shop" for veterans benefits at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners urged to define administrator’s role

Effingham County commissioners need to clarify discrepancies in who they want to run the day-to-day operations of county government and how that person should go about doing the job, an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative said.

December 02, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kingston to hold day office

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a congressional day office.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Living History Site sees growth

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site is hoping to add to its collection and exhibits, and it's becoming an increasingly popular destination, Springfield City Council members learned.

December 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


AAA to have Tow to Go for the weekend

Nearly one in four, 23 percent, of consumers think people are more likely to use a designated driver on Thanksgiving, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet five in 10, 48 percent, reported they have never been a designated driver.

November 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State Patrol ready for holiday traffic

ATLANTA-The Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

November 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Monday wreck claims one life

A Screven County man died in a three-vehicle collision late Monday afternoon at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads, Effingham's second deadly crash in less than a week.

November 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City eager to open theater doors, a new era for downtown

Sometime in early March, the doors of Springfield's Mars Theatre are expected to swing open, welcoming patrons and guests for the first time since the building closed more than 50 years ago.

November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO’s Heath keeps a watchful eye online

Some of the images Joe Heath comes across online are so disturbing, he doesn't understand why anyone would want to see them.

November 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council hopes signs show people the way

Rincon City Council members hope new signs can point the way to what the city has going on.

November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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State: ACA signups just under 150K

ATLANTA - With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City says building on annexed land won’t happen soon

Rincon City Council members tried to assure a neighbor of its newly-annexed property that it won't be home to sprawling new subdivision anytime soon.

April 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County may seek bonds to ease water-sewer debt

Effingham County commissioners may seek another method to alleviate their water and sewer debt.

April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two wrecks end in fatalities

A 72-year-old man and a teenager died from injuries in separate accidents Thursday on Effingham County roads.

April 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City council adopts policies, procedures for Mars Theatre

With the grand opening of Springfield's Mars Theatre two weeks away, city council members approved a list of policies and procedures for the facility Tuesday night.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No alcohol for movies at the Mars

While beer and wine will be served at certain live performances, alcohol likely won't flow at the Mars Theatre when it shows movies.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff’s office gets highway safety grant

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City talks plans for fire station

Rincon City Council members are expected to hold a zoning hearing at their next meeting on the city's newly-annexed 66 acres off Blue Jay and McCall roads.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County set to start work on roads

Improvements to McCall and Blue Jay roads are expected to start this week, according to temporary county administrator Toss Allen.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Challenge to Jones' candidacy dismissed

Vera Jones can continue her re-election bid, after the Effingham County Board of Elections voted 3-1 Friday morning to dismiss a challenge to her candidacy.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen ready for second run at seat

The numbers, Rick Allen believes, are in his favor.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


12th District GOP hopefuls vow to overturn ACA

STATESBORO - In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia's 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states' rights in regard to medical marijuana.

April 03, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


County votes to keep disputed road open

A disputed road will remain open, Effingham County commissioners decided Tuesday night.

April 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners give OK to elections board attorney

Effingham County commissioners approved an engagement letter for the elections board's attorney choice in Friday morning's hearing.

April 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Challenge to Jones’ candidacy to be heard Friday

The challenge to Effingham County 2nd District Commissioner Vera Jones' candidacy will be heard Friday at 9 a.m. at the Effingham County administrative complex.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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