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Effingham IDA approves FY14 budget

Even with one big project set to commence and other project still in the offing, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority will have a smaller budget for its upcoming fiscal year.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No millage hike expected in county budget

Effingham County commissioners have a draft of the fiscal year 2014 budget to go over, after approving a continuing resolution at their meeting last week.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Push on to save pit bull

A pit bull that attacked an Effingham County child last year is expected to be the subject of a court hearing Wednesday - but not if the dog's court-appointed attorney has his way.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clyo man hit, killed by train Friday night

Investigators are trying to determine why an Effingham County man did not see or hear a train that struck and killed him Friday night.

June 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Riverkeeper federal suit against King America can proceed

A lawsuit by an environmental group against a textile plant for a widespread May 2011 fish kill along the Ogeechee River can go forward, a federal judge said Wednesday.

June 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Scaled-down parkway considered

The Effingham Parkway could be forging ahead soon, though in a scaled-down version.

June 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County aims to resolve drainage woes

Longstanding drainage problems for a subdivision could be remedied soon, if Effingham County commissioners agree Tuesday.

June 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Easy steps to cut down on chances for West Nile virus

Summer is quickly approaching, which means that mosquito activity will soon become more widespread.

June 17, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Survey: Teen drivers have a lot to think about

While an overwhelming majority of teen drivers felt a personal sense of responsibility for themselves (98 percent) and their passengers (99 percent), many admitted to feeling helpless about their own crash risk.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State to debut new wildlife license plates

Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division announced.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon to wait and see on tower assist

Rincon City Council members held off on committing their financial assistance to upgrades at the south communications tower, waiting to see just how committed Effingham County is to getting it fixed.

June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield ponders how to run theater

As work on the Mars Theater progresses, Springfield City Council members are taking up the task of how it should be operated and who should do it.

June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Highway 21 northbound lanes open

The state Department of Transportation has re-opened both northbound lanes of Highway 21 in Effingham County.

June 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


No need for second trip to license office

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that more Internet services are available to Georgia driver's license and ID card holders from the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Customers can now provide additional residency information and/or Social Security information through the secure DDS website, www.dds.ga.gov, eliminating the need for a return trip to complete their permanent driver's license or ID issuance.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Flood insurance rates could be receding soon

Effingham County property owners could be getting a substantial break on their flood insurance premiums.

June 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Amity but differences of opinion among chairman candidates

Wendall Kessler and Wesley Corbitt sat next to each other for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum Thursday at the Mars Theatre - while ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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