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County asks for help with two road projects

Effingham County commissioners have approved sending a short list of projects to be funded through the state Department of Transportation's local maintenance improvement grant.

November 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon getting serious with recreation

As the city of Rincon has made upgrades and improvements, some noticeable - such as the widening of Fort Howard Road - and some not so obvious - such as new water lines west of Highway 21, it's also getting the ball rolling on its recreation facilities.

November 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Inspiration meets perspiration for Skadeland

For the last two decades, David Skadeland has been tinkering. Then one day at Griffin Lake, as he watched someone on a jet ski, he had an idea.

November 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Habitat shows its support for veterans

Military service members appreciate a heartfelt welcome home.

November 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, HES team up to seek tourism grant

The Living History Site and Old Jail Museum could be better equipped to accommodate visitors, if a grant application is approved.

November 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard work about to hit end of road

Work on Rincon's Fort Howard Road project should be finished soon, according to the city's engineer.

November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City’s fire fees could be on the rise

Fire fees in Springfield could be on the way up, after city council members agreed to move forward with an ordinance that increases those charges.

November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ambrose steps down from city council

Springfield City Council members voted, albeit reluctantly, to accept the resignation of mayor pro tem Jeff Ambrose.

November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Drug busts send three to jail

Three people were arrested Tuesday night in a drug bust by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Team.

November 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Parade route to change

Because of the construction at the intersection of Highway 21 and 9th Street in Rincon, the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade on Saturday will turn off Highway 21 onto 8th Street and then proceed to Richland Avenue.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Group seeks stop to plant’s discharge into Ogeechee

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSP’s Troop I honored at Challenge Awards

Georgia State Patrol Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to win big Friday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 12th Annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Not forgotten

s a young soldier, Mick Kicklighter served two tours of duty in Vietnam, including one stint with the famed 101st Airborne Division.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon hopeful on new ISO rates

The city of Rincon should be hearing soon on new ISO ratings, and Fire Chief Corey Rahn is eagerly awaiting the results.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Floyd wants Ogeechee resolution

Forrest Floyd already has in mind what one of his first orders of business will be after he takes office.

November 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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