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Teenager dies in I-16 crash

A teenage girl died and three other people were injured in a crash on Interstate 16 Thursday afternoon.

July 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield moves ahead with streetscape

The city of Springfield paved the way for starting the next phase of its streetscape project.

July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton man dies in motorcycle wreck

SAVANNAH - An Effingham County man died Wednesday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at the intersection of Interstates 516 and 16.

July 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rec complex to get upgrade

Improvements to Effingham County's main recreational facility could be under way in the near future, after county commissioners approved a proposed recreation project list Tuesday.

July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County budget rises slightly, but millage won’t

Effingham County commissioners have approved the first reading of a budget that will keep millage rates level and boost county employees' pay by 3 percent as a cost-of-living adjustment.

July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take another cut at logging ordinance

A timber harvesting ordinance could be closer to being logged into Effingham County books.

July 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County in strong financial shape, audit says

As Effingham County commissioners await the results of a special audit, they have the long-awaited general audit in their hands.

July 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A busy weekend on the roads for law enforcement

Amidst all the barbecues and cookouts over the extended July 4th holiday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office had a busy weekend of its own.

July 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


EHS launches radio frequency sponge-counting system

Effingham Health System announces that a new system used to detect surgical sponges has been implemented for its surgical suites.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Black bears spotted in Bulloch County

Black bears have reportedly been roaming around Bulloch County over the past few weeks. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn confirmed Saturday night several black bear sightings in the area.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County ready to dial in to radio tower fix

Having decided to forge ahead with upgrades for the south communications tower, Effingham County commissioners will deliberate how to pay for it and other improvements to the county's radio system.

July 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bringing health care closer to home

Having grown up in the small town of Jackson, Dr. Tony Miranda appreciates the importance of helping neighbors.

July 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


AAA, Bud Light offer Tow 2 Go

AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Independence Day weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone an call for a Tow to Go ride through July 7.

July 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State DNR encourages boating safety

The state Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to make safety a priority before boating this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend by wearing a life jacket, boating sober, taking a boating safety course and reviewing your safety check list.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State insurance chief, burn center call for fireworks caution

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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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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