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Sandhill Road crash victim identified

Investigators have identified the victim who was killed in a fatal accident in Effingham County yesterday afternoon.

September 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Fatal wreck on Sandhill Road

Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that took place around 3 p.m. Tuesday on the 2900 block of Sandhill Road.

September 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Last touches being applied to courthouse

The finishing touches on the historic Effingham County courthouse are being completed.
County commissioners approved a change order and four construction change directives for the building, which is undergoing an extensive refurbishment. Commissioners approved bids for site work from Indigo FG&G and for landscaping from Landscapers Depot. The total for the bids was $182,590.71, a decrease by $21,000, but it also will affect the maximum guaranteed price of the project, county project manager Adam Kobek said. Four companies submitted bids on the site work and three companies put in bids for the landscaping.
Under the plans ...

September 13, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New rules for watering your lawn

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take up an outdoor water use ordinance at their next meeting, after county engineer Steve Liotta discussed the provisions of the Georgia Water Stewardship Act.
The act, Senate Bill 370, was signed into law June 1 and changes outdoor watering use regulations. The statewide ordinance adopted in 2004, limiting outdoor watering on odd-even days and by odd-even street numbers, has been changed to a prohibition of outdoor watering from 10 a.m-4 p.m., regardless of the day of the week and residential address, Liotta explained.
"It's sort of a relaxed outdoor watering ...

September 13, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Planning chief pushes road sales tax

The money needed to build the Effingham Parkway could be a couple of years away - but there are several steps to start the road first.
Todd Long, state director of transportation planning, said the Effingham Parkway would be a prime candidate for a possible sales tax-funded project under the auspices of House Bill 277. The act, adopted this year, would set up 12 regions - based on the regional commissions - to discuss and possibly adopt transportation projects for voters in those individual regions to back or deny.
"Effingham Parkway is a great example of a project we know will be good ...

September 09, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners at loggerheads on ethics policy

It doesn't appear as if Effingham County commissioners will adopt an ethics ordinance any time soon.
Commissioners split 3-3 on a proposed ethics standard at their meeting Tuesday night, effectively killing the initiative.
"I have never seen more people afraid of the word 'ethics,'" said commission Chairman Dusty Zeigler, who voted for the ordinance and has been a proponent of its passage. "And it will be brought back shortly. And we will have an ethics ordinance in some capacity."
The proposal had been discussed at a special called meeting prior to Tuesday's first reading. In recommending its passage ...

September 09, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Making wishes come true

There was magic in the air as familiar faces from United Way of Effingham and its board dressed as fairies and leprechauns at Thursday's campaign kickoff where they revealed a $270,000 goal for their 2010 fundraising season.
After clicking their heals at the end of last year's campaign, where the $260,000 goal was eclipsed by more than $30,000, campaign and advisory board members set their sights $10,000 higher under the enchanted theme "Making Wishes Come True."
"Over the years, I have seen a lot of dreams come true with United Way, our community has ...

September 09, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Wholesale effort for more retail

Effingham County business and government leaders are trying to find ways to broaden the county's retail and commercial sector, after the annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce-sponsored community retreat.
"We need to kickstart some things in the county to help spur and make this economy move faster," said Peggy Jolly, economic development specialist for Georgia Power.
Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said the economy in Effingham has had a bad couple of years and now there's a push for retail recruitment.
"It's become a much bigger issue this year," he said.
Though many companies have ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Gov. Perdue proclaims LifeLine Awareness Week

ATLANTA-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Sept. 12-18 as Lifeline/Linkup Week in Georgia. Lifeline provides a monthly credit of up to $10 off your monthly local service telephone bill (AT&T gives a $13.50 monthly credit) while Link-Up assists with paying up to 50 percent of installation costs, not to exceed $30 (AT&T pays 100 percent of installation costs).
"I am pleased that the Governor recognizes the importance of all Georgians staying connected to local resources and emergency services that can improve and possibly save many lives," said Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr., chairman of the Georgia ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Getting ready for Oktoberfest

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President-Elect Michael Lee thanked Rick Lott for his presentation on the upcoming Effingham Oktoberfest event in Rincon. Lott is the director of marketing and events for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. He told the group that the Oktoberfest event is scheduled for Sept 24-25 on the corner of Highway 21 and McCall Road.
If anyone is interested in getting involved with this event, call Lott at 754-3301 or e-mail ricklott@effinghamcounty.com.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Guyton Christian Church located at 301 Pine Street in Guyton. For ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Moving right along

Guyton's busy intersection of Highways 17 and 119 is getting more attention - and more business.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce helped welcome four businesses to a new location Thursday morning as Reiser and Reiser CPA,
Burns Allen Insurance Partners, Kerns Construction and Carellas and Newberry attorneys at law opened new offices in the historic Armstrong-Morgan House along Guyton's Central Avenue.
"We're growing, a little by little," said Guyton city alderman Ulysses Eaton, who works with Kerns Construction and will occupy one of the offices.
"I can walk from my house to work every day. The small ...

September 02, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton man killed in early Thursday wreck

A Guyton man was killed early Thursday morning when a truck in which he was a passenger struck a culvert.
Randy Lamar Luke Sr., 55, of Guyton, was killed when William Harry Waters of Pembroke lost control of his 1986 Ford Ranger on Highway 119 in Bulloch County, left the roadway and struck a driveway culvert, according to Georgia State Patrol reports. The accident took place around 2:15 a.m.
The driver of the vehicle remains in critical condition, according to Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch.
Waters was critically injured and taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia DOT to hold SRTS fall call workshops across the state

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting a series of workshops statewide for local communities who intend to submit applications for projects that will enhance biking and walking conditions for students in grades K-8. Municipalities and school systems can apply for federal funds through the Department's Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS).
The workshops are intended to provide constituents with program information as well as the tools necessary to apply for the federal funds needed to aid their walking/biking student population. Schools are encouraged to submit applications to improve or install sidewalks, raised crosswalks, raised medians and ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia DOT to hold SRTS fall call workshops across the state

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting a series of workshops statewide for local communities who intend to submit applications for projects that will enhance biking and walking conditions for students in grades K-8. Municipalities and school systems can apply for federal funds through the Department's Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS).
The workshops are intended to provide constituents with program information as well as the tools necessary to apply for the federal funds needed to aid their walking/biking student population. Schools are encouraged to submit applications to improve or install sidewalks, raised crosswalks, raised medians and ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Power sets next round of upgrades

Georgia Power will continue the upgrade to its electrical system in Effingham County in preparation for future growth. Outages in certain areas will be necessary to conduct the upgrades.
The upgrades will begin Sept. 15 and conclude the first week of November. The fall conversion will consist of 10 steps as compared to 22 steps in the spring. With fewer steps and upgrade dates, there will be fewer customers to be affected in the fall.
All customers affected by the fall conversion upgrade project will receive notification by mail regarding the date of their outage. All customers will receive automated ...

August 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


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Family Connection reaching out for help to tackle child concerns

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Scout motto pays off for leader during eclipse

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Ebenezer Middle FFA officers attend retreat

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August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shoplifting suspects caught after fleeing deputies

Two people were arrested and in custody after shoplifting and a pursuit Friday evening in Rincon.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Powerball jackpot mushrooms

There were no jackpot winners in Saturday's Powerball drawing. As a result, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has surged to an estimated ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Republic Services Inc. warns of legal action against Effingham County Commission

Effingham County's longtime trash collector thinks a proposed change in service providers stinks. It has warned government officials that it will contest the plan ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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