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County looks to trim budget

Hoping to reduce the millage this year, Effingham County commissioners have asked department heads to make further cuts in their budget requests.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield takes a look at streetscapes

Springfield City Council members heard three possible plans for the streetscape project that is to be funded through a $300,000 transportation enhancement grant.

May 14, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cops urge drivers to buckle up

Derick Seckinger's words were short and succinct.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


One man killed in Thursday accident

A Kildare man was killed when a tractor trailer collided with his pickup Thursday evening.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Parkway’s impact to be huge

Effingham County will reap the benefits of Effingham Parkway many times over, says a study conducted by Georgia Southern University.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Nelons perform in Springfield to benefit Treutlen House

Chick-fil-A sponsored a concert by The Nelons at First Baptist Church of Springfield on Saturday night. There were more than 300 people at the show. The event raised $5,600 for the Treutlen House.

May 11, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County backs Springfield fireworks show request

Effingham County commissioners are hoping Springfield's Fourth of July show goes on.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Oxendine makes his pitch for governor’s seat

How government functions needs to change, John Oxendine told members of the Effingham County Republican Party, and he believes he's the best candidate to make that happen.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, Rincon agree to keep talks going

Effingham County commissioners and Rincon council members may be inching closer toward an agreement on water and sewer lines.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Explorers take their posts

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, the members of the Effingham County Explorers post poured out of the patrol deputies' cars and went right to work on the accident scene.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


The Nelons to perform for fundraiser

Award-winning Gospel group The Nelons will perform at First Baptist Church of Springfield on Saturday at 7 p.m., with the proceeds of the concert going toward the Treutlen House.

May 04, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Residents grapple with power surge

Georgia Power crews are combing through a subdivision after several residents reported problems Monday morning.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County readies comprehensive plan for state approval

After months and nearly years of work, the Effingham County comprehensive plan is finally complete.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, city to try to resolve service delivery issues

With a June 30 deadline approaching, representatives from Effingham County and the municipalities hope they can iron out a service delivery strategy.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs summer food program

Rincon will take part in the summer Feed-a-Kid program after Mayor Ken Lee, in a rare move, was forced to cast a tie-breaking vote.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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