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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


Council member wants to explore selling golf course

A Rincon City Council member is asking for the city to take more than a mulligan on its golf course.

July 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fire fees hiked, garbage fees remain the same

Fire fees across the unincorporated portions of Effingham County are going up, while sanitation fees will remain level.

July 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County passes budget

Effingham County commissioners adopted a budget for the fiscal year already under way that includes cost-of-living increases for employees, a bigger use of fund balance and less than whole-hearted support from the board.

July 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


CAP cadets go on search for ‘downed plane’

Three cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron located a "downed aircraft" at a recent search and rescue exercise hosted by the Brunswick Senior Squadron.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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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


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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