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Rec complex to get upgrade

Improvements to Effingham County's main recreational facility could be under way in the near future, after county commissioners approved a proposed recreation project list Tuesday.

July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County budget rises slightly, but millage won’t

Effingham County commissioners have approved the first reading of a budget that will keep millage rates level and boost county employees' pay by 3 percent as a cost-of-living adjustment.

July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take another cut at logging ordinance

A timber harvesting ordinance could be closer to being logged into Effingham County books.

July 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County in strong financial shape, audit says

As Effingham County commissioners await the results of a special audit, they have the long-awaited general audit in their hands.

July 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A busy weekend on the roads for law enforcement

Amidst all the barbecues and cookouts over the extended July 4th holiday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office had a busy weekend of its own.

July 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


EHS launches radio frequency sponge-counting system

Effingham Health System announces that a new system used to detect surgical sponges has been implemented for its surgical suites.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Black bears spotted in Bulloch County

Black bears have reportedly been roaming around Bulloch County over the past few weeks. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn confirmed Saturday night several black bear sightings in the area.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County ready to dial in to radio tower fix

Having decided to forge ahead with upgrades for the south communications tower, Effingham County commissioners will deliberate how to pay for it and other improvements to the county's radio system.

July 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bringing health care closer to home

Having grown up in the small town of Jackson, Dr. Tony Miranda appreciates the importance of helping neighbors.

July 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


AAA, Bud Light offer Tow 2 Go

AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Independence Day weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone an call for a Tow to Go ride through July 7.

July 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State DNR encourages boating safety

The state Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to make safety a priority before boating this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend by wearing a life jacket, boating sober, taking a boating safety course and reviewing your safety check list.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State insurance chief, burn center call for fireworks caution

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


DNR board approves own law enforcement division

STATESBORO - Georgia Department of Natural Resources' board voted to reorganize the department, creating a Law Enforcement Division separate from its Wildlife Resources Division.

July 01, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


City sets duties for Mars director

With the Mars Theater's renovations moving at a brisk pace, Springfield City Council members are ramping up efforts to find someone to run the facility.

July 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Out in force to ensure safety over the holiday

Expect to see Georgia State Patrol troopers and Department of Natural Resources personnel out in force for the next few days.

July 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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