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Jarriel named Guyton fire chief

Council members took the action at their Tuesday morning meeting. Jarriel had been the interim chief after longtime chief David Starling and assistant chief Mike Crager were let go in October.

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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


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Jimmy Deloach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly as early as this afternoon, according to state officials.

May 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Primary results

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Maj. Scott Lewis will be the next Effingham County magistrate after he won a three-way race in Tuesday's general ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Commission chairman candidates

Age: 62

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County commission chairman candidates

Age: 60

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Superior Court judges

Age: 49

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Magistrate court candidates

Age: 58

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 63

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 37

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Family: Married to Herlene Blake White and we have two children, Dr. Torian White of Brooklet and Tiffani Neely of Snellville.

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Age: 41

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lundy making a bid for Bulloch commission

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give ...

May 18, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Statesboro Herald | Local


Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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