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Questions abound about audit’s completion

Effingham County commissioners agreed, in a split vote, to engage the same accounting firm doing the county's audit to look into the Keep Effingham Beautiful account - and there were plenty of questions directed at the auditor.

May 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners agree to Crawleys’ separation deal

A tumultuous two weeks atop Effingham County's governmental operations came to a quiet end Tuesday.

May 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol gearing up for busy weekend

ATLANTA - Georgia state troopers are preparing for patrols during the peak travel times this coming holiday weekend.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


DNR offers safety tips for holiday boating

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division is urging staying sober and knowing the laws when operating a boat this holiday weekend. There were 118 boating accidents and 12 boating-related fatalities in 2012 in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 180 boating-under-the-influence arrests.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Crawley out as county administrator

County Administrator David Crawley and his wife, county clerk Patrice Crawley, both submitted their resignations Tuesday night.

May 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Hearing set for Kno the dog

The fate of an Effingham County dog that attacked a child last summer could be determined next month.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Property assessment notices to be mailed Tuesday

The 2013 assessment notice will be mailed May 21, with the last day to file an appeal on July 5. Appeals can be sent by U.S. mail or and delivered. Appeals will not be accepted if sent by electronic mail or fax.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


EPD bars new groundwater withdrawal from aquifer

Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Teen hit by car in critical condition

A 14-year-old boy was critically injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a car while walking to his bus stop.

May 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State wants to reduce motorcycle fatalities

While Georgia experienced fewer motorcycle deaths overall in 2012, motorcyclists in the state are killed at a rate disproportionate to their counterparts in passenger cars, according to an analysis by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

May 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Chairman: Findings in, but audit still 2-3 weeks away

An auditor's findings on the 2012 county audit were presented to Effingham County officials Friday afternoon, but the audit itself won't be ready for another couple of weeks, county commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said Monday.

May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents say ‘no’ to KAF permit

State Environmental Protection Division officials heard a continued chorus from Ogeechee River residents, property owners and enthusiasts - no more dumping of pollutants into the stream.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Group of commissioners press for changes atop county

A county commission meeting that was not held has become part of a swirling, building mass of allegations and possible changes in county leadership.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hursey completes judicial education seminar

Effingham County Superior and State Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey attended the 2013 mandated and certified continuing judicial education annual spring seminar for Superior and State Court Clerks of Georgia on April 29-May 2.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local


EPD chief open to holding public forum on river issues

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.

May 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students' deaths

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements ...

April 21, 2016 | By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


UGA to dedicate cabins at Wormsloe

SAVANNAH-The University of Georgia will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest facilities, the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe cabins, on Friday ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Religious freedom bill likely to be revived in 2017

The religious freedom bill vetoed last month by Gov. Nathan Deal could be revived in a future General Assembly session, state Rep. Jon Burns said.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton City Council hits stalemate trying to fill seat

Filling the vacant seat on Guyton City Council will have to wait at least one more meeting.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dig it - top archaeologists to survey Springfield historic site

Some of the nation's top archaeologists will be trekking across the city of Springfield's property near the famed Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to light up sky again for July 4th

Rincon's Freedom Rings celebration will be set to tune of fireworks again this year.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as ...

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation ...

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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