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DNR Coastal HQ to host CoastFest

The 18th annual CoastFest is set for Oct. 6 at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Escape plan preparation to highlight fire prevention week

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13. The theme this year is, "Have Two Ways Out!"

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSU students approve increases for stadium expansion, FBS move

Now that Georgia Southern University students have voted to pay a fee to support a move to college football's highest level, two steps remain.

October 01, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Meeting on hazard mitigation plan review to be held Nov. 1

A public kick-off meeting to review Effingham County's Hazard Mitigation Plan update requirements and process will be held Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room, located at 601 N. Laurel St. in Springfield in the Administrative Complex.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA faces a boat mold problem

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to figure out how to get rid of a mold problem - all 54 feet of it.

October 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA wants to improve getting its message out

After questions and concerns about the Research Forest Tract, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is thinking about how to get its message across to citizens and officials.

October 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ach du lieber, y’all!

The rain held off until the very end of this year's Oktoberfest, and even then it didn't deter much of the crowd that looked to be the biggest in the three years of the event.

October 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State to widen bridge, straighten road at US 80

The state Department of Transportation will buy a sliver of land from Effingham County as it prepares to replace the Highway 80 bridge over the Ogeechee River.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road work almost done

Work on the Fort Howard Road improvement is 95 percent completed, engineer Tim Baumgartner said.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Habitat opening doors for veterans

Earlier this month, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County dedicated a house for a single mother and her two young sons.

September 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deputies searching for suspects in auto break-in breakout

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is reminding local residents to lock their car doors and keep valuable items out of plain sight following a string of vehicle break-ins earlier this week.

September 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO searching for accomplices in arson fraud

One woman is in custody on charges of first-degree arson and insurance fraud after she allegedly conspired with two other people to crash her car, which then caught fire.

September 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO re-apprehends man who absconded from treatment facility

A wanted felon from Bloomingdale who walked away from a treatment facility in Augusta is back behind bars.

September 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Chamber preps for Oktoberfest

It's only a few days to this year's Effingham Oktoberfest. This marks the third year for this hugely popular event, which will again be held in Rincon's McCall Plaza on Friday and Saturday.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Scarecrow Showoff contest is back

The city of Rincon is looking to scare up even more support this year for a popular event.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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A quiet respite in the storm

As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County wants to get good word on shelter out

Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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