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State to widen bridge, straighten road at US 80

The state Department of Transportation will buy a sliver of land from Effingham County as it prepares to replace the Highway 80 bridge over the Ogeechee River.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road work almost done

Work on the Fort Howard Road improvement is 95 percent completed, engineer Tim Baumgartner said.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Habitat opening doors for veterans

Earlier this month, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County dedicated a house for a single mother and her two young sons.

September 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deputies searching for suspects in auto break-in breakout

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is reminding local residents to lock their car doors and keep valuable items out of plain sight following a string of vehicle break-ins earlier this week.

September 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO searching for accomplices in arson fraud

One woman is in custody on charges of first-degree arson and insurance fraud after she allegedly conspired with two other people to crash her car, which then caught fire.

September 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO re-apprehends man who absconded from treatment facility

A wanted felon from Bloomingdale who walked away from a treatment facility in Augusta is back behind bars.

September 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Chamber preps for Oktoberfest

It's only a few days to this year's Effingham Oktoberfest. This marks the third year for this hugely popular event, which will again be held in Rincon's McCall Plaza on Friday and Saturday.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Scarecrow Showoff contest is back

The city of Rincon is looking to scare up even more support this year for a popular event.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners wonder how to solve dispute

A county commissioners' recent Facebook posting was fodder for a prolonged and sometimes testy discussion between Effingham County commissioners.

September 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Suspected meth maker remains behind bars

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man after discovering a methamphetamine lab at his residence in southern Effingham County.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Having a safe seat

More often than not, when Tiffany Jackson looks at a child car seat, it is not properly installed.

September 24, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners OK IDA’s rezoning request

Despite the protestations of nearly two dozen people in opposition, Effingham County commissioners approved the first reading of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's request to have nearly 2,600 acres rezoned as industrial.

September 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs discount drug card proposal

Effingham County commissioners have approved an agreement to provide discount prescription cards to county residents.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GFB accepting entries for hay contest

MACON - Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2012 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia testing lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Deadline to register for general election is Oct. 8

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 8 for the November general election. The general election will be held Nov. 6. Registration status can be checked at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp or by calling the Effingham County Elections and Registration office at 754-8030.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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