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Governor announces plan to fix state roads, bridges

Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives, released a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan made possible through the Transportation Funding Act of 2015. The announcement included an 18-month project list, representing a $2.2 billion investment, and a 10-year list, representing more than $10 billion in investment.

January 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One more hurdle cleared for rec complex

Work on the planned central recreation complex off Highway 21 and Rahn Station Road has one less obstacle in its path.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Assessors give updates on property tax changes

It's January, a new year is here, and the valuation process on real and personal property in Georgia is under way. Real property is land, buildings or any improvements such as the addition of a room, garage or swimming pool. Personal property includes boats, motors, airplanes, business equipment and/or business inventory.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Railroad crossings to close for repair work

CSX Railroad has scheduled crossing closings for repair. Traffic will be re-routed and signs will mark the detours. Crossings normally are closed for three days during repair work but can vary depending on conditions.

January 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon Police to hold citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its citizens police academy. The CPA will begin March 8 and is a 10-week program.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield puts new semi parking rule into gear

Parking a semi in Springfield will fall under new regulations, after city council members approved changes to a zoning ordinance.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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 Altamaha River, in Glynn County near Interstate 95.

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 attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol.

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 2016 Miss Georgia title in Columbus in June.

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 prison - including its possible closure.

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


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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


24th ID veterans gather to remember

FORT STEWART-Time heals all wounds, the saying goes. Still, after 25 years, the loss of comrades-in-arms was felt as the name of each of ...

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to hold office hours in Effingham

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Augusta) announced his staff will be holding community office hours in Springfield on March 9 from 1-3 ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew to run for superior court judge

STATESBORO-Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew officially announced Friday his intentions to run for Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit ...

March 02, 2016 | By Holli Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


Judge turns down pipeline's appeal on eminent domain

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has upheld state Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry's decision prohibiting a pipeline company from using eminent domain ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield delves into DDA proces

The city of Springfield could have an ordinance for its downtown development authority ready in about three months, City Manager Brett Bennett said.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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