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County moves to curb dumpster parking

Effingham County commissioners have approved a change to their parking of trucks and trailers ordinance that will prohibit dumpsters from being placed on county roads.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Long-awaited Parkway getting big boost

ATLANTA-The announcement was unexpected - but welcomed gladly

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King's legacy included to how to treat others

The dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included how his fellow man treats one another, said Van Johnson.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Incumbent commissioners, chief magistrate, tax commissioner to run again

With election approaching for several Effingham County offices, four incumbents have announced their intention to be returned to their posts.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff to run for re-election

Surrounded by his family and a contingent of current and former Effingham County Sheriff's Office employees, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced his intention to seek re-election.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lariscy sworn in as Guyton mayor

Jeff Lariscy was sworn in as the mayor of Guyton at the regularly scheduled Jan. 12 council meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield council members take oath of office

Springfield City Council members Justin Cribbs and Gary Weitman were sworn in to their seats at the Jan. 12 council meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon swears in council members

Rincon City Council members Reese Browher, James Dasher and Paul Wendelken took their oaths of office as Rincon City Council members at the Jan. 12 meeting. The three ran without opposition to retain their seats.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One driver killed in Tuesday night wreck on I-16

Authorities are investigating an accident Tuesday night that claimed the life of one motorist and led to three cars catching on fire.

January 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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


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Rincon to light up sky again for July 4th

Rincon's Freedom Rings celebration will be set to tune of fireworks again this year.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as ...

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation ...

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon road work expected to last for a couple of months

Right-of-way improvements on Highway 21 South from Fort Howard Road to Lisa Street are under way.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


3rd ID, 48th Brigade team up to test associated unit concept

The 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are teaming up.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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