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Springfield man dies on the Ogeechee

An Effingham County man died on the Ogeechee River on Sunday after witnesses say he jumped from a bridge.

August 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners limit how much to include in MPO

For now, as little as possible of Effingham County will be included in metro Savannah's transportation planning arm, commissioners decided.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County makes the call for radio tower fix

Radio communications problems that have plagued local emergency personnel could be resolved soon, for the most part.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lewis averts runoff for magistrate seat

Even with a three-man field, Scott Lewis won't need a runoff win to be Effingham County's next chief magistrate.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board approves budget and trims millage

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a budget that is larger but also reduces the millage on property taxpayers.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve pay increases in first pass at budget

Effingham County commissioners have given their initial approval to a budget that extends longevity and stair-step pay increases for county employees.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns rolls to win in District 159 primary

Facing his first primary challenge, state Rep. Jon Burns likely is headed back for another two-year term in the General Assembly.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall, Muldrew start gearing up for runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 31, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


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