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Commissioners begin changes to agenda process

Effingham County commissioners are changing the way they put together their agendas, and more changes could be coming.

July 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves first reading of logging ordinance

After four drafts and a split vote, Effingham County commissioners approved the first reading of a timber operations ordinance.

July 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No charges likely in fatal accident on I-16

A Macon man will not face charges in a wreck on Interstate 16 Thursday that claimed the life of his sister.

July 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chief didn’t have a clue

Paul Wynn turned the corner inside Springfield City Hall, expecting to see the aftermath of an alleged crime.

July 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Few effects so far from major rainfall

After being deluged by rain for days in a row, Effingham and surrounding counties should see a return to typical July weather this week.

July 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Teenager dies in I-16 crash

A teenage girl died and three other people were injured in a crash on Interstate 16 Thursday afternoon.

July 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield moves ahead with streetscape

The city of Springfield paved the way for starting the next phase of its streetscape project.

July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton man dies in motorcycle wreck

SAVANNAH - An Effingham County man died Wednesday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at the intersection of Interstates 516 and 16.

July 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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


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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


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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