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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


County OKs prison capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have approved a capacity agreement with Effingham County Prison, though commissioners still have questions on what benefits the prison provides.

June 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GEMA, AAA offer tips on being ready for storms

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security advises there is no better time for the public to get prepared for hurricane season. As Superstorm Sandy revealed last year, it only takes one storm to devastate a community.

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County adjusts budget calendar

A fiscal year 2014 budget could be finalized and approved in August, after Effingham County commissioners approved an adjusted budget calendar Tuesday.

June 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County closer to starting hotel-motel tax for tourism

Effingham County could have a boost to tourism efforts, after commissioners' action Tuesday night.

June 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR pushes for own law enforcement branch

GAINESVILLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proposing to create a new law enforcement division, separating it from the Wildlife Resources Division, a move that concerns many wildlife advocates.

June 03, 2013 | By Jeff Gill | Local


Insurance commissioner urges preparation for hurricane season

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies to be sure they have adequate coverage, now that hurricane season is under way.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Health department asking residents with functional, medical needs to register

Hurricane season is here and health department officials are encouraging those who meet certain criteria to apply to the functional and medical needs registry. Residents should apply to be on the registry before a storm threatens the area.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Top honors again for Effingham Prison

For the second time in three years, Effingham County Prison has been recognized as the best prison in the state.

June 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon not ready to signal its help on radio tower

Rincon City Council members expressed their desire to remedy the problems plaguing public safety communications - but they also said they want to see just how committed the county is.

June 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: Ogeechee cleaner, safer than in 2011

The director of the state Environmental Protection Division told Effingham County government and community leaders that the discharge from a Screven County textiles plant is being held to a much higher standard.

June 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen named temporary county administrator

Effingham County commissioners approved hiring a temporary county administrator Tuesday, though there were concerns and questions raised about the process.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners complete responses to audit findings

After two and half hours of formulating responses to a long-awaited audit, Effingham County commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said he did not see anything that could be a material finding.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Firm wants to grow power with solar farm

A group is asking for the Effingham County commissioners' help in turning an agriculturally-zoned tract into a farm of a different kind.

May 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County takes another look at timber ordinance

Effingham County commissioners will take a month to determine how they want to shape an ordinance regulating timber harvesting in the county.

May 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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