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No need for second trip to license office

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that more Internet services are available to Georgia driver's license and ID card holders from the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Customers can now provide additional residency information and/or Social Security information through the secure DDS website, www.dds.ga.gov, eliminating the need for a return trip to complete their permanent driver's license or ID issuance.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Flood insurance rates could be receding soon

Effingham County property owners could be getting a substantial break on their flood insurance premiums.

June 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs prison capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have approved a capacity agreement with Effingham County Prison, though commissioners still have questions on what benefits the prison provides.

June 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GEMA, AAA offer tips on being ready for storms

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security advises there is no better time for the public to get prepared for hurricane season. As Superstorm Sandy revealed last year, it only takes one storm to devastate a community.

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County adjusts budget calendar

A fiscal year 2014 budget could be finalized and approved in August, after Effingham County commissioners approved an adjusted budget calendar Tuesday.

June 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County closer to starting hotel-motel tax for tourism

Effingham County could have a boost to tourism efforts, after commissioners' action Tuesday night.

June 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR pushes for own law enforcement branch

GAINESVILLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proposing to create a new law enforcement division, separating it from the Wildlife Resources Division, a move that concerns many wildlife advocates.

June 03, 2013 | By Jeff Gill | Local


Insurance commissioner urges preparation for hurricane season

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies to be sure they have adequate coverage, now that hurricane season is under way.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Health department asking residents with functional, medical needs to register

Hurricane season is here and health department officials are encouraging those who meet certain criteria to apply to the functional and medical needs registry. Residents should apply to be on the registry before a storm threatens the area.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Top honors again for Effingham Prison

For the second time in three years, Effingham County Prison has been recognized as the best prison in the state.

June 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon not ready to signal its help on radio tower

Rincon City Council members expressed their desire to remedy the problems plaguing public safety communications - but they also said they want to see just how committed the county is.

June 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: Ogeechee cleaner, safer than in 2011

The director of the state Environmental Protection Division told Effingham County government and community leaders that the discharge from a Screven County textiles plant is being held to a much higher standard.

June 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen named temporary county administrator

Effingham County commissioners approved hiring a temporary county administrator Tuesday, though there were concerns and questions raised about the process.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners complete responses to audit findings

After two and half hours of formulating responses to a long-awaited audit, Effingham County commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said he did not see anything that could be a material finding.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Firm wants to grow power with solar farm

A group is asking for the Effingham County commissioners' help in turning an agriculturally-zoned tract into a farm of a different kind.

May 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


24th ID veterans gather to remember

FORT STEWART-Time heals all wounds, the saying goes. Still, after 25 years, the loss of comrades-in-arms was felt as the name of each of ...

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to hold office hours in Effingham

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Augusta) announced his staff will be holding community office hours in Springfield on March 9 from 1-3 ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew to run for superior court judge

STATESBORO-Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew officially announced Friday his intentions to run for Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit ...

March 02, 2016 | By Holli Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


Judge turns down pipeline's appeal on eminent domain

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has upheld state Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry's decision prohibiting a pipeline company from using eminent domain ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield delves into DDA proces

The city of Springfield could have an ordinance for its downtown development authority ready in about three months, City Manager Brett Bennett said.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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