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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


Commissioners wonder how to solve dispute

A county commissioners' recent Facebook posting was fodder for a prolonged and sometimes testy discussion between Effingham County commissioners.

September 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Suspected meth maker remains behind bars

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man after discovering a methamphetamine lab at his residence in southern Effingham County.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Having a safe seat

More often than not, when Tiffany Jackson looks at a child car seat, it is not properly installed.

September 24, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners OK IDA’s rezoning request

Despite the protestations of nearly two dozen people in opposition, Effingham County commissioners approved the first reading of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's request to have nearly 2,600 acres rezoned as industrial.

September 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs discount drug card proposal

Effingham County commissioners have approved an agreement to provide discount prescription cards to county residents.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GFB accepting entries for hay contest

MACON - Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2012 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia testing lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Deadline to register for general election is Oct. 8

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 8 for the November general election. The general election will be held Nov. 6. Registration status can be checked at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp or by calling the Effingham County Elections and Registration office at 754-8030.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Annual Effingham County Fair set for Oct. 22-27

The Effingham County Fair board of directors and committee are preparing for the 2012 Effingham County Fair, which will be held Oct. 22-27 at the Fairgrounds in Springfield.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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DOT recommends traffic beacon for 17/Marlow

The intersection of Highway 17 and Marlow Road may be in line for an upgrade that could augment safety at the crossing.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon tops for families in state

NerdWallet's survey results are cool with Rincon.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State DOT to hold pipeline public hearing April 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed petroleum pipeline that is expected to run from the Georgia-South Carolina border to the Georgia-Florida border.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to host pipeline public meeting

The Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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