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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 of 2015. The announcement included an 18-month project list, representing a $2.2 billion investment, and a 10-year list, representing more than $10 billion in investment.

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 land, buildings or any improvements such as the addition of a room, garage or swimming pool. Personal property includes boats, motors, airplanes, business equipment and/or business inventory.

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 during repair work but can vary depending on conditions.

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


County renews agreement with Chamber

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new professional services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, but it the decision was not unanimous.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's Altamaha River, in Glynn County near Interstate 95.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol.

December 30, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the 2016 Miss Georgia title in Columbus in June.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the prison - including its possible closure.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation ...

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon road work expected to last for a couple of months

Right-of-way improvements on Highway 21 South from Fort Howard Road to Lisa Street are under way.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


3rd ID, 48th Brigade team up to test associated unit concept

The 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are teaming up.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County adds to list of potential LMIG road projects

Effingham County commissioners have approved a supplemental list of road projects to be done through an influx of money provided by the state transportation funding ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Four vying to replace Eaton on Guyton council

Guyton City Council members will be going over applications from four people seeking to fill Ulysses Eaton's seat.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may put the city on an app

If you want to pay your city of Rincon bill through your phone, the city soon just may have an app for that.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Almond logging miles on the campaign trail

Over the last few months, Daniel Almond his knocked on hundreds of doors, introducing himself to the voting public."For the last six or seven ...

March 23, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Three local races to be decided in May voting

Incumbent Wendall Kessler and former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt have filed their qualifying papers to run for Effingham County commission chairman.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield sets new DDA into motion

Springfield City Council has created a downtown development authority and made its first appointments to the new board.

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to stay on path for two-lane parkway

Effingham County commissioners have decided to drive straight ahead with plans to acquire two lanes of right-of-way for the Effingham Parkway.

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Set clocks ahead, change smoke alarm batteries

ATLANTA-Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Two Rivers Health Clinic now accepting patients

Effingham County now has the non-profit Two Rivers Health Clinic free for patients.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hinson won't run for re-election

Chief Magistrate Scott Hinson has decided not to run for re-election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Mallard to run for re-election as district attorney

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard is running for re-election, having qualified Monday.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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