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Audit: County in good financial health

The government of Effingham County is in a strong financial position, its recent audit revealed.

January 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hopes, wishes for the New Year

We wanted to get a feel for what our elected leaders see for our future as they look into the crystal ball for 2010. We asked state Sen. Jack Hill, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry, incoming Springfield Mayor Jeff Northway of Springfield, Mayor Ken Lee of Rincon and Mayor Michael Garvin of Guyton to share their thoughts as they look ahead.

December 31, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Springfield OKs 2010 budget

Springfield City Council members unanimously approved a fiscal year 2010 budget at a special called meeting Tuesday, putting into action a nearly $1.5 million plan.

December 31, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon PD offering holiday house checks

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon, reminded city council members Monday night that the department offers citizens the opportunity for periodic house checks while on vacation.

December 31, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


New driver’s licenses already under production

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced that Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is preparing to issue new and improved driver's licenses and identification cards by fall 2009. The new cards will combat document fraud and protect the identities of Georgia's citizens by using the latest credentialing technology.

December 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Keeping an eye out for super speeders

If you thought speeding tickets were bad, just wait until Friday.

December 28, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Troopers to be out in force

ATLANTA - Traffic safety is the priority for holiday patrols over the next two weeks by Georgia State Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police Divisions of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Sister: Couple was about to get kids back

An Effingham County couple whose bodies were found in the Amicalola River were supposed to be visiting their three children over the weekend - and it was supposed to be their last visit before reclaiming custody, according to a family member.

December 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Springfield Fire Department honors its own

The Springfield Fire Department held its awards banquet Thursday night at Springfield United Methodist Church's social hall.

December 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Old Augusta phase open

Effingham County motorists finally have a chance to roll down the first phase of the Old Augusta Road project.

December 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon steps up to the tee, buys golf course

The city of Rincon will be buying the Lost Plantation Golf Club, and Mayor Ken Lee said he hopes the sale will be completed soon.

December 17, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Big man, on campus

Rick Tomberlin's introductory news conference was delayed by nearly 20 minutes Thursday morning - the new Effingham County High School football coach was busy talking to each of the Rebels players individually.

December 17, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rains close road

December 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County alters animal control

After going through two directors of the animal control department in a year, Effingham County commissioners have decided to do away with the position.

December 14, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to buy golf course

Rincon City Council members have voted to buy the Lost Plantation Golf Course, concluding negotiations that have been in the works for years.

December 14, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


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‘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


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