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Effingham Democrats hold county caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Chair, Jack Garvin presided over the election.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DOT reveals plans for I-16, I-95 improvements

The plans for improving Interstate 16 and the interchange at I-16 and I-95 have been laid out and are now open for public review and comment.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County picks construction manager for rec complex

The proposed 120-acre central recreation complex will have a Statesboro firm to oversee the construction.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol still seeking answers in I-16 fatal crash

Georgia State Patrol investigators are trying to determine what led to a two-car accident that killed five people, including a mother and her son from Eden, last Wednesday.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Wednesday wreck claims life of longtime community servant

The Georgia State Patrol's specialized collision reconstruction team has taken over the investigation of a June 22 crash that killed an Effingham County resident.

June 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve capacity agreement for prison

Effingham County commissioners have approved an annual agreement for the number of prisoners housed at the Effingham County Prison.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA, Chamber ready to renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is likely to renew its professional services contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through Friday, weather permitting.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. regarding the interchange reconstruction at the Interstate 16 and 95 interchange and on I-16 from I-95 to I-516.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lewis averts runoff for magistrate seat

Even with a three-man field, Scott Lewis won't need a runoff win to be Effingham County's next chief magistrate.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board approves budget and trims millage

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a budget that is larger but also reduces the millage on property taxpayers.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Weems retiring from Coastal Health Distirct

Dr. Lawton C. Davis, the current health director of the South Central Health District, has been named to replace Dr. Diane Z. Weems, who announced ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield aims to pull carts back from road

Springfield residents who leave their garbage carts out on the street a little too long could be facing a fine.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely stepping down from IDA

The longest continuous serving member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has relinquished his seat on the board.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield, DRT reach water agreement

A French company building a turpentine distilling plant and the city of Springfield have reached an agreement for water service to the facility.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Early voting ongoing in Superior Court judge race

Early voting for the July 26 runoff between Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race is under way.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon may deliver old post office to HES

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site could be getting a piece of Rincon to display soon.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA trimming its expenses in budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has put into a motion a budget for the current fiscal year that is smaller than the previous budget.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA putting capital improvement plan into motion

With the nearly 1,560 acres of the tract off Old River Road and Interstate 16 now back under its control, the Effingham Industrial Development ...

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen continues to recuperate after a lengthy surgery stemming from a June 26 wreck.

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lane closures on 21 expected with resurfacing

Motorists are advised to expect nighttime lane closures along Highway 21 from Patriot Drive in Rincon to just north of Highway 119 in Springfield as ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter: Radical terrorists, not gun laws, the problem

The U.S. needs to deal with radical Islamic fundamentalism instead of instituting restrictive gun laws, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Making friends at Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its annual Camp Buddy at Rincon Elementary School, with Chef Nick Mueller's usual visit to make pizzas and ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Getting churned on

The city of Guyton held its third annual ice cream social June 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. on the walking trail, with six churns ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Rincon OKs deal for inmate work crew

The city of Rincon has renewed its contract with Effingham County for an inmate work crew.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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