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Driver pulled from river

The driver of a pickup who fell into the Savannah River has been rescued from the river and taken to a Savannah hospital, according to authorities.

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awarded grant topping $430K

The city of Guyton has received a 2015 community development block grant in the amount of $436,706 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Local


DOT preaching a message of safety

State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell spoke to the Exchange Club on Thursday to discuss ongoing roads projects and to preach a message of safety on the roads.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT considering roundabouts for some intersections

Roundabouts could be coming soon to Effingham County.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon turns to Bond to fight geese problem

The city of Rincon's newest employee is Bond. Just Bond.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rec complex master plans get a thumbs-up

The master plan for a proposed central recreation complex has gotten final touches from CHA Sports.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon goes to the dogs to fight geese problem

The Rincon City Council will be calling upon the services of canine help to counter a nuisance at Lost Plantation Golf Course.

September 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State public safety board to meet Thursday at ECHS

The state Board of Public Safety will gather Thursday morning at Effingham County High School for one of its regularly-scheduled meetings.

September 09, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Only one race to be contested

The scheduled municipal elections in Springfield and November won't be contested.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Analyst: Effingham economy headed in right direction

Effingham County's economy is heading in the right direction and could do so for a while, community leaders learned at the annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat.

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lariscy to run for Guyton mayor

Jeff Lariscy has announced his intention to run for mayor of Guyton in the Nov. 3 election.

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City’s golf course getting noticed

One of the city of Rincon's biggest investments may be starting to provide dividends.

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield grant paves way for canoe, kayak launch

Springfield's path to the Ebenezer Creek has taken another step.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Master plan for central rec complex almost done

Effingham County officials are putting the final tweaks on a proposed massive recreation complex for the center of the county.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement to step up Operation Zero Tolerance

Motorists all across Georgia are preparing for the unofficial end of summer by planning last minute trips to the lake, beach and everywhere in between. Law enforcement are likewise preparing as troopers, deputies and police officers across the state prepare for the annual Labor Day impaired driving campaign.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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County moves to curb dumpster parking

Effingham County commissioners have approved a change to their parking of trucks and trailers ordinance that will prohibit dumpsters from being placed on county roads.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Long-awaited Parkway getting big boost

ATLANTA-The announcement was unexpected - but welcomed gladly

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King's legacy included to how to treat others

The dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included how his fellow man treats one another, said Van Johnson.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Incumbent commissioners, chief magistrate, tax commissioner to run again

With election approaching for several Effingham County offices, four incumbents have announced their intention to be returned to their posts.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff to run for re-election

Surrounded by his family and a contingent of current and former Effingham County Sheriff's Office employees, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced his intention to seek ...

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lariscy sworn in as Guyton mayor

Jeff Lariscy was sworn in as the mayor of Guyton at the regularly scheduled Jan. 12 council meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield council members take oath of office

Springfield City Council members Justin Cribbs and Gary Weitman were sworn in to their seats at the Jan. 12 council meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon swears in council members

Rincon City Council members Reese Browher, James Dasher and Paul Wendelken took their oaths of office as Rincon City Council members at the Jan. 12 ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One driver killed in Tuesday night wreck on I-16

Authorities are investigating an accident Tuesday night that claimed the life of one motorist and led to three cars catching on fire.

January 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Governor announces plan to fix state roads, bridges

Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives, released a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan made possible through the Transportation Funding Act ...

January 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One more hurdle cleared for rec complex

Work on the planned central recreation complex off Highway 21 and Rahn Station Road has one less obstacle in its path.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Assessors give updates on property tax changes

It's January, a new year is here, and the valuation process on real and personal property in Georgia is under way. Real property is ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Railroad crossings to close for repair work

CSX Railroad has scheduled crossing closings for repair. Traffic will be re-routed and signs will mark the detours. Crossings normally are closed for three days ...

January 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon Police to hold citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its citizens police academy. The CPA will begin March 8 and is a 10-week program.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield puts new semi parking rule into gear

Parking a semi in Springfield will fall under new regulations, after city council members approved changes to a zoning ordinance.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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