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Survey: Teen drivers have a lot to think about

While an overwhelming majority of teen drivers felt a personal sense of responsibility for themselves (98 percent) and their passengers (99 percent), many admitted to feeling helpless about their own crash risk.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State to debut new wildlife license plates

Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division announced.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon to wait and see on tower assist

Rincon City Council members held off on committing their financial assistance to upgrades at the south communications tower, waiting to see just how committed Effingham County is to getting it fixed.

June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield ponders how to run theater

As work on the Mars Theater progresses, Springfield City Council members are taking up the task of how it should be operated and who should do it.

June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Highway 21 northbound lanes open

The state Department of Transportation has re-opened both northbound lanes of Highway 21 in Effingham County.

June 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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


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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


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