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Springfield could put more buildings online in 3D

Springfield is taking another step toward creating a historic district - and giving it a digital touch.

May 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Local GOP sees if penny tax for roads makes sense

Speaking Monday to the Effingham County Republican Party, Georgia Department of Transportation engineer Brad Saxon said he wasn't there to lobby for support of the penny sales tax for transportation improvements Georgians will vote on in July.

May 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State set to launch Click It or Ticket

Motorists who refuse, or sometimes forget, to wear their safety belt will need to be extra vigilant this month. That's because the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will be launching its annual May mobilization of Click It or Ticket.

May 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Governor, DDS revamp licensing process

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Driver Services have announced the launch of Secure ID, a program aimed to further ensure the integrity of driver's licenses and identification cards while offering additional protection from identity theft.

May 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


McDaniel to seek re-election

Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel has announced she will seek re-election to the office. She will run as a Republican in the July primary and the November general elections.

May 07, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GOP hopefuls sound call for energy independence

With gas prices in Georgia averaging nearly $3.60 a gallon, it was no surprise that U.S. energy policies were discussed in Thursday's 12th Congressional District candidate forum in Springfield.

May 07, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County garbage fees to go up by $20

Sanitation fees in the unincorporated portions of Effingham County will be going up by $20.

May 07, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, Guyton may resume wastewater talks

The city of Guyton and Effingham County may take another try at a wastewater treatment pact.

May 07, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD to hold meeting on plant's discharge permit

Citizens will have the opportunity to engage in a public hearing regarding a draft permit for wastewater discharge into the Ogeechee River.

May 07, 2012 | Staff report | Local


New state license plates now available

SPRINGFIELD-Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel has announced the Georgia Department of Revenue has begun to issue new license plates, available in all 159 counties.

May 07, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners move forward with jail plans

Work on a new sheriff's office and jail could begin later this year, after Effingham County commissioners approved a work authorization for the next two phases.

May 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve changes to alcohol laws

Effingham County commissioners have approved an amendment to the alcohol ordinance they hope will address the issue of churches moving into retail areas.

May 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross’ Disaster Action Team sounds call for volunteers

The Effingham County Disaster Action Team is beginning a new phase in its work to assist people affected by disasters in the county.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Supreme Court rules confession is valid

The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a decision by the state Court of Appeals and ruled against an Effingham County man who argued his confession in a child molestation case was inadmissible.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff McDuffie named lifetime member of POAG

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has been recognized by the Peace Officers Association of Georgia as a lifetime member.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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