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Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in the Texas senator's hands for a dove shoot.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected to be one of the busiest traffic weekends in memory.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Morgan leaving council seat

Scott Morgan addressed his fellow Rincon City Council members at a called meeting Monday night to inform them he was leaving his post.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon looks at adopting bigger budget for 2016

The city of Rincon is closer to adopting a budget that will put its spending and revenues at nearly $14.96 million for the coming fiscal year.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield closer to adopting budget for next fiscal year

Springfield City Council members have approved the first reading for the 2016 fiscal year budget, a $2.16 million spending plan for the coming 12 months.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jarriel named Guyton fire chief

Council members took the action at their Tuesday morning meeting. Jarriel had been the interim chief after longtime chief David Starling and assistant chief Mike Crager were let go in October.

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Effingham IDA recaps busy year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority, in its first year-end review, discussed its accomplishments for the year so far and announced a goal to nearly double its portion of the property digest.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Architects to look at Springfield city hall uses

Springfield City Council members have agreed to a proposal from a Savannah architecture firm to explore how to redevelop Springfield City Hall.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County says no to possible landfill

Effingham County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 3 to reject a memorandum of understanding from a sanitation company regarding the Grandview tract.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New bridge along 80 almost ready

The new bridge will replace an aging span across the river that state and local officials proclaim is too narrow. The state Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting for the new bridge Thursday morning, though it's not quite ready to take on traffic.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lariscy wins Guyton mayor race

Former alderman Jeff Lariscy beat incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin 185-125, ending Garvin's 10-year tenure in the post.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | 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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