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AAA predicts busy Labor Day travel

AAA Travel projects 34.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday, a 4.2 percent increase from the 32.7 million people who traveled last year.

August 22, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Central High group asks county to move ahead on site

As Effingham County commissioners start looking at what projects they want to accomplish as part of their short-term work program, they were lobbied Tuesday night to move ahead on renovations at the old Central High School.

August 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets Keep Effingham Beautiful audit

Effingham County commissioners still have a series of questions after an auditor presented his report on Keep Effingham Beautiful.

August 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ACS driven to find transportation for cancer patients

SAVANNAH - People in Effingham County can help local cancer patients get the treatment they need, simply by offering them a ride.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Shaw selected to lead state transportation board

ATLANTA - Former state legislator Jay Shaw of Lakeland has been elected chairman of the State Transportation Board. Don Grantham of Augusta was elected vice chairman, and Emily Dunn of Blue Ridge was elected to the newly formed position of secretary.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, IDA probe access to tract

Rincon, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and others may partner to start finding ways to get access to the IDA's sprawling Research Forest Tract.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gant picks Missouri

The state's No. 1 high school basketball prospect appears to be off the board.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Millage rate won’t budge for Springfield residents

Springfield property owners will continue to have the same millage rate as they've had for seven years.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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


Commissioners approve pay increases in first pass at budget

Effingham County commissioners have given their initial approval to a budget that extends longevity and stair-step pay increases for county employees.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns rolls to win in District 159 primary

Facing his first primary challenge, state Rep. Jon Burns likely is headed back for another two-year term in the General Assembly.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall, Muldrew start gearing up for runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 31, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


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