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Rincon sets qualifying fees, dates

Qualifying for Rincon's upcoming municipal elections will be held Aug. 26-30.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon pledges support to communications tower fix

Rincon City Council members will support the Effingham County commissioners' plan to upgrade the south communications tower. But their check will wait until the work is done.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pit bull that attacked child to be sent to animal refuge

A pit bull that attacked an Effingham County child last July will be sent to live the rest of his days at a New York animal refuge.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dozens of King America cases settled

Dozens of civil suits brought against a Screven County textile plant in the wake of one of the state's largest fish kills have been settled, according to attorneys for both sides.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Savannah MPO to hold hearing on Highway 21 study

The Savannah Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a final public meeting on potential improvements to Highway 21.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County clears the way for first crop of solar farms

The next farms to come to Effingham County may be growing power instead of crops or livestock.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Home at last

When 3rd Infantry Division soldier Greg Alford returned to his Effingham County home Wednesday from a tour in Afghanistan, he was touched to see all the "welcome home" signs and American flags in his neighborhood.

August 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield man dies on the Ogeechee

An Effingham County man died on the Ogeechee River on Sunday after witnesses say he jumped from a bridge.

August 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners limit how much to include in MPO

For now, as little as possible of Effingham County will be included in metro Savannah's transportation planning arm, commissioners decided.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County makes the call for radio tower fix

Radio communications problems that have plagued local emergency personnel could be resolved soon, for the most part.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County making changes to animal shelter rules

Changes to Effingham County's animal control could be coming soon, after commissioners approved a new set of standard operating procedures.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff delighted with progress of new jail

Construction on Effingham County's new jail is ahead of schedule and inmates could be moved in as soon as the end of June, according to Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

August 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County signs new lease for Brown Building

The county has agreed to keep the Department of Juvenile Justice in its current home for at least the next year.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield taps Crawley to be public works director

The city of Springfield found its next public works director - and it's someone with a lot of experience in local government.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awaiting special audit finish

Effingham County commissioners are waiting on the results of a special audit on the Keep Effingham Beautiful account.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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