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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


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


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Rincon to test new tornado sirens

The city of Rincon will be testing its new tornado sirens June 13.

June 04, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners approved the fiscal year 2016 budget Tuesday night, giving its second reading a 5-0 vote.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham man dies in weekend boating accident

The body of an Effingham County man missing since Saturday was pulled from the Savannah River on Monday morning.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to rework IDA stipulations

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to make adjustments in the stipulations placed on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its tracts off Interstate 16.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clearing the way to welcome visitors

When it came time to start knocking down parts of the visitors center along Interstate 95, just inside the Georgia-South Carolina state line, Ann Purcell ...

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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