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County making changes to animal shelter rules

Changes to Effingham County's animal control could be coming soon, after commissioners approved a new set of standard operating procedures.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff delighted with progress of new jail

Construction on Effingham County's new jail is ahead of schedule and inmates could be moved in as soon as the end of June, according to Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

August 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County signs new lease for Brown Building

The county has agreed to keep the Department of Juvenile Justice in its current home for at least the next year.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield taps Crawley to be public works director

The city of Springfield found its next public works director - and it's someone with a lot of experience in local government.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awaiting special audit finish

Effingham County commissioners are waiting on the results of a special audit on the Keep Effingham Beautiful account.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Democrats see fortunes turning in Georgia

Democrats from across the state who gathered at Georgia Southern University's Russell Union Ballrooom said Georgia's demographics are changing, and the red state could turn into blue on the electoral map.

August 05, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


Megaload to be on the move Friday

The state Department of Transportation is asking motorists to use caution and expect delays on Ebenezer Road and Highway 21 Friday morning.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Dementia task force seeking input

ATLANTA - A new Georgia task force on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is asking for the public's input on how the state can improve care, support, and awareness activities for residents coping with dementia. The comments will be used to develop a statewide plan to address the needs of a growing population of Georgians living with Alzheimer's and other related dementias.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local


How to avoid health problems caused by the heavy rainfall

Southeast Georgia has experienced a lot of rain over the past several weeks, which could cause an increase in public health-related issues such as mosquito breeding and septic system failure. Coastal Health District officials recommend that residents take whatever precautions possible to minimize potential problems.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Bicyclist hit by truck

A bicyclist was seriously injured when he was hit by a pickup on Highway 21 late Wednesday night.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield man scratches his way to $1 million payday

An Effingham County nurse scored a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize in Port Wentworth.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County has more than 20 resumes for clerk job

More than 20 people have applied to fill the county clerk position, and Effingham County commissioners still may have to decide just how the next county administrator will function.

August 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mom: Dog meant to kill her son

The mother of an Effingham County child badly injured in a pit bull attack last year said Tuesday afternoon the dog meant to kill her son.

August 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to put audit’s corrections into place

A corrective action plan stemming from Effingham County's audit will be put into place, but commissioners also were advised that their policies may need more review.

July 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County may avoid dispossessory action

A dispossessory notice filed against Effingham County could be negated, after the property owner asked the magistrate court to do so.

July 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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