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Rincon agrees to fee cut for Habitat project

Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, ECRP ready to move on master plan

Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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Screven textile plant cleaning up its act

STATESBORO - After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 27, 2015 | By Holli Deal Roach | Local


Guyton resident questions mayor, council

A Guyton resident brought up a series of concerns about how the city is being run - and how her issues are not being addressed - to the city council.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Alexander named chief in Pembroke

It hasn't taken long - and he didn't have to go far - for Randy Alexander to find a new job.

January 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lady Mustangs playing in memory of teammate

The South Effingham girls basketball team's game against Glynn Academy last Tuesday was a happy occasion.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners balk at accepting new ECSO headquarters

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and staff have moved back into their renovated building - but no one is ready to hand over a certificate saying the administrative complex.

January 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County adds land for planned rec complex

As the master plan has its finishing touches applied, Effingham County will have plenty of room for its anticipated central recreation complex.

January 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton to start search for new chief

It hasn't taken long - and he didn't have to go far - for Randy Alexander to find a new job.

January 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


SEHS students mourn schoolmate

The South Effingham girls basketball team played with heavy hearts tonight against Coffee after losing one of their teammates this week.

January 09, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to open warming station

With temperatures expected to drop below freezing over the next couple days, Effingham Emergency Management is providing an emergency warming station for citizens who would otherwise be exposed to inclement weather.

January 07, 2015 | Staff report | Local


A quiet respite in the storm

As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County wants to get good word on shelter out

Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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