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Commissioners approve slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners approved the fiscal year 2016 budget Tuesday night, giving its second reading a 5-0 vote.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham man dies in weekend boating accident

The body of an Effingham County man missing since Saturday was pulled from the Savannah River on Monday morning.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to rework IDA stipulations

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to make adjustments in the stipulations placed on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its tracts off Interstate 16.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clearing the way to welcome visitors

When it came time to start knocking down parts of the visitors center along Interstate 95, just inside the Georgia-South Carolina state line, Ann Purcell wanted to be at the controls.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Firm to draw up master plan for central recreation park

The plans for a proposed massive central recreation facility could be moving forward.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield buys former furniture store building

The downtown Springfield building that housed Walt's Furniture for more than 50 years is now property of the city of Springfield.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County, city finalize merger of fire services

Effingham County commissioners and Springfield City Council members have approved a pact merging their respective fire departments.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs sale of land bought in new station purchase

Rincon City Council has approved sales contracts on surplus land that was part of its purchase for a new fire station.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT commissioner rejects pipeline application

State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exercise eminent domain for the project.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon set for a show for July 4th

It's been three years since there was an official fireworks show in the county for Independence Day festivities. Rincon City Council, however, may be adding to its Freedom Rings celebration.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County proposes pay raises

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposed budget that includes raises for county employees.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opts to join CORE MPO for a small slice

Effingham County is set to get a seat at the table of the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Repaving, restriping set to start soon on county roads

Repaving and restriping on some of Effingham County's most difficult roads is expected to commence soon, after commissioners approved bids for work at their ...

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Settlement reached in 2010 suit against county

Effingham County commissioners voted last Tuesday to approve a settlement in a nearly five-year-old lawsuit.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Fire chief’s traffic case moved to Chatham state court

The traffic violations case for the Rincon fire chief is being moved to Chatham County state court.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


165th Airlift Wing to deploy to Persian Gulf

The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard will begin a deployment today to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in ...

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


BOE approves budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes teacher pay raises, increased pay for non-certified personnel, additional ...

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham IDA passes slightly smaller budget for coming fiscal year

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved a fiscal year 2016 budget that is a reduction from its current spending plan.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon woman killed in Monday crash

An Effingham County woman died Monday night following a crash on I-16.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sunday crash outside Savannah sends several Effingham residents to hospital

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's major accident investigation team continues to look into a crash Sunday night that sent several Effingham County residents to ...

June 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


With the heat on, Georgia Power offers tips to keep cool

As sustained high temperatures in Georgia drive energy use up, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes ...

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Mayor says regional approach best method to fight for bases

A group of leaders in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry is trying to make sure the federal government doesn't derail one of the area ...

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Visitors from across the state to descend on Mars

The Mars Theatre is preparing to welcome visitors from around the state.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State to expand efforts for highway safety

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and ...

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Ramp work to affect I-16/I-95 interchange

A slow-moving concrete grinning operation this weekend will affect traffic for the eastbound Interstate 16 Exit 57A ramp and southbound Interstate 95 Exit 99A ramp.

June 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Owners to close Ebenezer Landing

For more than a century, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and others have been putting their crafts into the water at Ebenezer Landing. But that has come ...

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to look at other parks as it plans central facility

Effingham County commissioners soon may be getting a look at what their next recreation complex could look like.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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