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County agrees to settlement in Grandview suit

The long legal battle between a development group and Effingham County commissioners appears to have ended.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Driver enters plea in triple fatal wreck

An Effingham County teenager charged in a September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people has pled guilty in Effingham County State Court.

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Local


DOT announces ramp closures on 16, 95

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants the traveling public to be aware of ramp closures on I-95 and I-16 in Chatham County. The contractor has scheduled closure of one ramp at a time through 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. The ramp closures are a necessity for the contractor to grind the concrete surface to creating a smooth roadway for motorists. All work is weather contingent.

August 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Rincon keeps millage rate at 0

Rincon City Council members approved a millage rate of 0 for city property owners.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs inmate work pact with Rincon

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract to provide an inmate work crew and a guard for the city of Rincon.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners want to fill seats on MPO boards

Effingham County commissioners are looking for someone to represent the county at the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization's meetings.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Environmental groups join action against pipeline company

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, S.C., to Jacksonville, Fla.

August 04, 2015 | By Jason Wermers Bryan County News | Local


New Highway 21 signal in Port Wentworth ready to go into effect

Effingham County commuters will have a new traffic signal in Port Wentworth to encounter.

August 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Woman awaiting sentence says she’s not a drug dealer

An Effingham County woman who has pled guilty to a marijuana possession says she is not a drug dealer.

July 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Qualifying for municipal races to start late next month

Qualifying for the three municipal elections in Effingham County is set to begin late next month.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County millage rate set at 28.799 for FY16

Effingham County's millage rate for the coming fiscal year has been set at 28.799.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New car, officers for Rincon Police

The Rincon Police Department is now at full staff, with three new offices, its latest K9 ready for service and city council's approval to purchase a new police car.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two Effingham men hurt in Monday wreck

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the collision of two pickup trucks that left one driver dead and two others injured Monday afternoon.

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State asks for feedback on historic preservation plan

The Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of updating Georgia's statewide historic preservation plan, a document that establishes state preservation priorities and policies to guide preservation efforts during the next five years.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Military convoy to affect traffic on I-16, I-95

Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart during the late hours of July 16.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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County renews agreement with Chamber

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new professional services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, but it the decision was not unanimous.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide ...

December 30, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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