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Georgia Power plans outage for Fort Howard Road area

Georgia Power will have a planned outage on Fort Howard Road from Sweetwater Circle to Flat Ditch Road today beginning at 9 a.m.

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County weighing assessors’ policies

Effingham County commissioners are continuing to discuss a policy on changing the makeup of the board of assessors.

October 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County may skip meeting

The city of Rincon may be fighting for its right to future growth as it goes head to head with Effingham County on the service delivery strategy.

October 12, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Work on courthouse moving along

Work on the historic Effingham County Courthouse continues, with an eye toward the future and correcting the problems of the past.

October 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Parkway gets pledge of support

Effingham County leaders got a pledge of support from the newest member of the state's transportation board.

October 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon, county remain at odds

The service delivery strategy dilemma between Rincon and Effingham County may be reaching an impasse and may need outside help to resolve, after Rincon sent the county a letter that has county officials up in arms.

October 08, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


County to host flood map open house

Effingham County and its municipalities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have completed an enhanced digital flood insurance rate map (DFIRM) and flood insurance study (FIS) for Effingham County and all its municipalities.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Initial jobless claims drop

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 66,614 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in September, an increase of 17.6 percent from September 2008. The number of UI claimants decreased by 3,255 from August when 69,869 claims were filed.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Tyler to challenge Purcell for House seat

Jesse Tyler isn't worried about the radio and print advertisements Ann Purcell is running as part of her campaign.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


UGa team says tract should have an Effingham feel to it

Buildings and facilities that will be created in the Research Forest Tract need to have an Effingham County feel to them, according to a University of Georgia research team.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fire protection week under way in the state

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10. The theme this year is, "Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned!"

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Get on your boots!

Two local Alpha Battery wives announced plans for a boot drive on Oct. 17 to help provide some Christmas relief for the men of Effingham County's National Guard unit.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Grant to spruce up Hinely Center

Rincon has received a $50,000 grant aimed at bringing polling places up to Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, city council members learned Monday night.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Cycle shop to relocate

The Springfield City Council has approved a business license for a custom motorcycle shop to open in the former NAPA Auto Parts building.

October 01, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Israel: Say ‘no’ to health care bill

The president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce urged Effingham Chamber members to dig in against the health care reform measures currently up for debate in the nation's capitol.

October 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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County renews agreement with Chamber

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new professional services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, but it the decision was not unanimous.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide ...

December 30, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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