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Work on old courthouse hits impasse

A deadlock has left Effingham County commissioners at an impasse on how to proceed in restoring the old courthouse.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Flonnory, Jones attend CGRDC orientation

Brunswick – Effingham County residents, Barry Flonnory and Herb Jones attended a full day of new board member orientation on Oct. 24 at the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


A GREAT debate for Springfield council

Members of the Springfield City Council discussed state Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson's "GREAT Plan" to deal with local tax issues last Tuesday.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon approves new cell antennas for AT&T users

Cell phone reception for Rincon AT&T users should be getting better soon.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


OSHA to look into death at mill

Georgia-Pacific is cooperating with the investigation into the accidental death of a worker, officials said.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Browher, Wendelken returned to Rincon council

Incumbents Reese Browher and Paul Wendelken will keep their seats on Rincon's city council, and they will be joined by newcomer Ann Daniel.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Wilkins steps down from IDA board

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority Chairman Martin Wilkins is stepping down from the board.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Kieffer to lead Christmas in Effingham

Veterans' Day is a day that many people take off to pay homage to those that have served our country. Butch Kieffer chose to not only pay honor to those that have served, but do a little serving of his own.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Park ready for Veterans Day event

Orchestral music will ring out on Veterans Day at the Veterans Park of Effingham in Springfield. The music will be preformed by the recently formed Effingham Community Orchestra, presenting a program, "Patriotic Tribute." This program includes solos and narrations as part of the orchestra's performance.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon approves plans for O'Reilly's

Rincon City Council OK'd preliminary plans for an O'Reilly's Auto Parts franchise, as long as engineers can attest to the site being clean.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Purple Heart ladies auxiliary gives to Veterans Park fund

The Veterans Park of Effingham County was recently presented with a check for $1,000 from the National Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Vendors participating in the Dickens Craft Festival

1st Dickens Craft Festival

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


State sticking to water limits

Water use in north Georgia has been curtailed, and the state Environmental Protection Division is sticking to its demand to reduce the amount of water taken from the upper Floridan aquifer, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


CGRDC recognized for transportation work

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick received a 2007 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the Regional Rural and Coordinated Public Transportation Program.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton gears up for annual Christmas festival

Signups for the annual Guyton Christmas craft fair are coming in briskly, according to organizers of the Guyton Christmas Festival.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Residents of a subdivision are asking Effingham County commissioners for help with their failing road.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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