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Springfield makes picks for Mars committee

As renovations commence on the Mars Theatre, the Springfield City Council selected two people to serve on the temporary committee for the Mars.

May 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Questions abound about audit’s completion

Effingham County commissioners agreed, in a split vote, to engage the same accounting firm doing the county's audit to look into the Keep Effingham Beautiful account - and there were plenty of questions directed at the auditor.

May 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners agree to Crawleys’ separation deal

A tumultuous two weeks atop Effingham County's governmental operations came to a quiet end Tuesday.

May 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol gearing up for busy weekend

ATLANTA - Georgia state troopers are preparing for patrols during the peak travel times this coming holiday weekend.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


DNR offers safety tips for holiday boating

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division is urging staying sober and knowing the laws when operating a boat this holiday weekend. There were 118 boating accidents and 12 boating-related fatalities in 2012 in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 180 boating-under-the-influence arrests.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Crawley out as county administrator

County Administrator David Crawley and his wife, county clerk Patrice Crawley, both submitted their resignations Tuesday night.

May 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Hearing set for Kno the dog

The fate of an Effingham County dog that attacked a child last summer could be determined next month.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Property assessment notices to be mailed Tuesday

The 2013 assessment notice will be mailed May 21, with the last day to file an appeal on July 5. Appeals can be sent by U.S. mail or and delivered. Appeals will not be accepted if sent by electronic mail or fax.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


EPD bars new groundwater withdrawal from aquifer

Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Teen hit by car in critical condition

A 14-year-old boy was critically injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a car while walking to his bus stop.

May 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State wants to reduce motorcycle fatalities

While Georgia experienced fewer motorcycle deaths overall in 2012, motorcyclists in the state are killed at a rate disproportionate to their counterparts in passenger cars, according to an analysis by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

May 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Chairman: Findings in, but audit still 2-3 weeks away

An auditor's findings on the 2012 county audit were presented to Effingham County officials Friday afternoon, but the audit itself won't be ready for another couple of weeks, county commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said Monday.

May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents say ‘no’ to KAF permit

State Environmental Protection Division officials heard a continued chorus from Ogeechee River residents, property owners and enthusiasts - no more dumping of pollutants into the stream.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Group of commissioners press for changes atop county

A county commission meeting that was not held has become part of a swirling, building mass of allegations and possible changes in county leadership.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hursey completes judicial education seminar

Effingham County Superior and State Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey attended the 2013 mandated and certified continuing judicial education annual spring seminar for Superior and State Court Clerks of Georgia on April 29-May 2.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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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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