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EPD chief open to holding public forum on river issues

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.

May 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City puts new rates in play at Lost Plantation

Rincon City Council members are hoping new rates and fees will be just the draw to hook more golfers to the city's course.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff’s office ready to put new cars on the road

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office soon will put new cars on the road, replacing four cars no longer serviceable because of wrecks.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lightning bolt strikes bank

The Coastal Bank branch in Rincon was damaged by a fire caused by a lightning strike during the storm that rolled through Effingham County late Monday afternoon.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield unlikely to join future MPO

Should the Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Organization seek to include portions of Effingham County, Springfield likely won't be taking part.

April 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Family Promise tackling homeless problem

One group of students was not entirely focused on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests given in Effingham County schools over the past several days.

April 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues charitable giving advisory

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during times of national crisis.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield sewer work almost done

Work on a long-awaited sewage improvement project in Springfield could be completed soon, city officials said.

April 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tree, limbs crash into house Sunday morning

A Springfield home was rendered inhabitable when tree limbs crashed through it Sunday morning.

April 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO opens up drug drop-off box

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is taking a simple step in hopes of addressing a big problem.

April 22, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Renovations coming to state’s welcome centers

ATLANTA -T he State Transportation Board's Gateways Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the renovation of Georgia's welcome centers. The Gateways Committee committed funds to the effort from the revenues collected from the Georgia LOGO program.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Judge recuses himself in vehicular homicide case

The court proceedings in a 2011 Effingham County vehicular homicide have taken an unexpected turn.

April 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Coastal Health District marks National Infant Immunization Week

Last year in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties, more than 100,000 people, including infants and children, got immunized against diseases that could make them very sick or even worse.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County tries to stem wrecks at problem crossing

An accident-plagued intersection has Effingham County officials wondering what steps to take to make it safer.

April 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham Democrats install new officers

Jack Garvin was re-elected chairman of the Effingham Democratic Committee, and Homer Wallace was returned as first vice-chair. Jimmie Snooks was elected as second vice chair. With a growing membership, Claudia Collier was elected to take over the duties from long-time secretary Cathy Brantley, and Carla Freels was elected as treasurer.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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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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