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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


Registration for Nov. 3 elections ends Monday

Voters who want to take part in November's special election for the House District 159 seat must be registered to vote no later than Oct. 5.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Bloomingdale Jr. Firefighters to present fallen firefighters memorial

The Bloomingdale Junior Firefighters will present a fallen firefighters memorial program Sunday at 7 p.m. at Taylor Park on Pine Barren Road in Bloomingdale.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Sales tax holiday under way for energy, water efficient appliances

ATLANTA - To help Georgians conserve energy and water and save money, Georgians again are having the opportunity to buy energy-saving and water-efficient products without sales taxes during the 2009 ENERGY STAR and WaterSense sales tax holiday this week.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as ...

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation ...

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon road work expected to last for a couple of months

Right-of-way improvements on Highway 21 South from Fort Howard Road to Lisa Street are under way.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


3rd ID, 48th Brigade team up to test associated unit concept

The 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are teaming up.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County adds to list of potential LMIG road projects

Effingham County commissioners have approved a supplemental list of road projects to be done through an influx of money provided by the state transportation funding ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Four vying to replace Eaton on Guyton council

Guyton City Council members will be going over applications from four people seeking to fill Ulysses Eaton's seat.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may put the city on an app

If you want to pay your city of Rincon bill through your phone, the city soon just may have an app for that.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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