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Developers search for Goody’s replacement

Developers of the Fort Howard Square are confident they can fill quickly the hole that will be left by Goody's impending closing.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to push for more parkway help

As Effingham County Chamber of Commerce members and other community leaders gather in Atlanta, they'll be knocking on doors of key lawmakers and administrators in the state.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County tallies up sewage spill amount

The amount of sewage that spilled out of a ruptured force main is approximately 4,700 gallons, according to Effingham County engineer Steve Liotta.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Ports open new intermodal container transfer facility

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday the opening of the Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal. The new facility features three working tracks at 2,145 feet each and a total of 12,406 feet of storage tracks.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon digs into searches

Rincon City Council is about to start in earnest its search for the city's next police chief.

January 22, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Three-car accident at Courthouse, Midland

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a three-car accident at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Midland Road. The intersection has been closed temporarily.

January 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Much rejoicing taking place as Obama takes oath of office

It's a day they thought they wouldn't live to see.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Dr. King’s dream is still alive, Dunham says

The dream is still alive, Chester Dunham proclaimed Monday morning, and now it rests in the hands of the people.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton continues talks with county

Guyton officials are continuing their talks with Effingham County representatives on sewage plans, Mayor Michael Garvin said.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon to defer some single-family building fees

The Rincon City Council has taken a unique step to help out the homebuilding industry.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County probes cause, extent of sewage spill

Effingham County officials are trying to figure out what caused a sewage spill Thursday afternoon and determine how much got out.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County tries to figure out cause of sewage spill

Effingham County officials are trying to figure out what caused a sewage spill Thursday afternoon and determine how much got out.

January 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton looking to put a stop to increased speeding

The removal of several stop signs around Guyton has improved the flow of traffic, but it's also meant more speeding - a lot more.

January 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Numbers add up for Treutlen House

Members of the Treutlen House board announced Wednesday that $146,941 was raised in an effort to keep the facility open.

January 15, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield OKs loan from GEFA

The Springfield City Council approved a resolution to accept a loan from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Georgia Fund with financial conditions.

January 15, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield opts to bump up its millage rate

The millage rate is increasing in Springfield, after city council members approved a hike last Tuesday night.

August 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hospital gets ready for hurricane season

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County trims millage rate

Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to set 2015 millage rate Wednesday

Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work set to start on county’s next audit

The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners set meeting for rec plan

Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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