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State troopers preparing for a busy holiday weekend

ATLANTA - The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening and the Georgia State Patrol will be watching for impaired drivers and other traffic violations that could potentially cause a traffic crash. The holiday period begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends Memorial Day.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Property assessment notices now in the mail

Property assessment notices for 2010 were mailed May 24, notifying taxpayers of an increase or decrease on their property value from 2009. The deadline for filing an appeal is July 7.

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


IDA loves master’s plan for Research Forest

A Savannah College of Art and Design graduate student revealed her vision of what the Research Forest Tract may hold for community purposes - much to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's liking.

May 24, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ends relationship with OMI

Starting July 1, Effingham County's public works and roads department will be a county function.

May 20, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Veterans Park set for Memorial Day ceremony

The annual Memorial Day program at the Veterans Park is set for Memorial Day afternoon at 6 p.m. The program will again recognize by name all those who have given their life in combat, beginning with the Revolutionary War.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County, cities dive into SPLOST work

With a lengthy list of hoped-for projects in front of them, officials from Effingham County and the three municipalities agreed to forge ahead with another round of special purpose local option sales tax.

May 20, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hurricane season about to start

ATLANTA-Hurricane season begins June 1, and Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies annually to be sure they have adequate coverage.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


STC class to honor fallen Bryan deputy

SAVANNAH – The fourth cohort of Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy students will hold its completion ceremony Tuesday in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Rd.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Burns, Purcell back Smith for GOP bid

State Reps. Jon Burns (R-Newington) and Ann Purcell (R-Rincon) have endorsed Congressional candidate Carl Smith.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Loper endorses Olens

Effingham County commissioner Reggie Loper has endorsed former Cobb County Commission Chairman Sam Olens in his bid to become state attorney general.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County weighing OMI contract

Effingham County commissioners will decide on a renewal of the contract with OMI at their meeting this afternoon.

May 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon man survives small plane crash

A Rincon man suffered minor injuries after his experimental plane had an emergency landing Saturday afternoon in northern Effingham County.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


City, county working on park promenade

Springfield City Council has made three appointments to a committee that will work with county representatives on a planned park promenade in downtown Springfield.

May 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to shoot for 4-10 week

Effingham County commissioners are pushing forward to go to a four-day, 10-hour work week for county employees.

May 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Budget cuts force new chapter for library

Effingham County commissioners are trimming their financial support for the Live Oak Public Library System and want to consolidate the library's services.

May 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Mossy Oak hosting 47th Bluegrass Festival

They've said it here before, if you appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, then you'll certainly want ...

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local hero Winston Hencely returns home

American flags waved through the air Saturday morning along Highway 21 as local hero, Winston Hencely, made his way back home to Effingham County.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Olde Effingham Day Festival set for Saturday

It's time again to step back into time and enjoy a day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires double lane closure at Exit 102

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime double lane closures today and Tuesday on I-95 Interchange Bridge over US 80 at ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


State Route 21 lane closures scheduled next week in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will utilize lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Upset Rincon residents take up road issue with city

Many Effingham County residents made their way to the Rincon City Council meeting Monday night to appear before the council to discuss the streets in ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Nominees honored by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County held the 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet Thursday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures scheduled on SR21 at Bonnie Bridge Road in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be resurfacing SR 21 southbound at the intersection of Bonnie Bridge Road, which requires nighttime lane closures ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Eggs and Issues Breakfast April 19

Springfield – The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast, scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 a.m. at ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS Drama Club performs The Sound of Music

The Effingham County High School Drama Club hosted three presentations of the Rodgers and Hammerstein beloved musical 'The Sound of Music' with performances on March ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hathaway speaks to Exchange Club on American Values

Members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County were treated to quite the guest speaker at their meeting Thursday afternoon as Effingham County High School ...

April 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


SR21 Southbound lane closure scheduled Monday

If weather permits, contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be milling and resurfacing at the Bojangles' driveway along SR 21 southbound.

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's own Braxton Calhoun to perform at Mars Theatre

Springfield native Braxton Calhoun will perform at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Saturday at 8 p.m.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires lane closures on Jimmy Deloach Parkway

In conjunction with a $2.9 million bridge preservation project on I-95, a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures from ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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