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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


County seeks solution to radio tower problems

Effingham County officials are trying to find a solution to a problem plaguing emergency personnel, especially in the south end of the county, when they try to communicate with each other.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, cities find a LOST agreement

Effingham County commissioners and the three city councils have agreed on how to split up sales tax proceeds and possibly averted a two-day court proceeding.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Like father, like son

For many military service members, the toughest aspect of an overseas deployment is leaving family behind for months at a time.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Komen for the Cure funds Effingham Health System forums

Six breast health education forums hosted by Effingham Health System are part of a record-breaking total of $345,000 the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded for community services to fund everything from educational programs to screening mammograms.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Local


City OKs alcohol permit for Mars event

Springfield City Council approved plans Tuesday for a Mars Theatre fundraiser to be held May 4.

April 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mars work to begin soon

The next step in the Mars Theatre restoration efforts could begin soon.

April 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners continue talks on videos of meetings

Video recording of Effingham County commissioners' meetings may be coming soon - a live stream doesn't appear likely.

April 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Giving it the once-over

Effingham County commissioners went room to room Tuesday afternoon, getting an up-close look at what could be the new home for several social services agencies.

April 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD to hold public hearing on KAF permit

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing on a draft wastewater permit for King America Finishing.

April 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GSU targets fall for start of shooting sports center work

Plans for a $7 million Shooting Sports Education Center at Georgia Southern University could go to the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents within two months for construction to begin this fall.

April 01, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


18-wheeler wreck claims one life

Criminal charges are expected against an Alabama man after the tractor trailer he was driving collided with a car and killed an Effingham County woman Friday morning.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County goes over timber ordinance

The debate over a possible timber operations ordinance likely will continue, after commissioners batted it around at their meeting last Tuesday.

April 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bryan sheriff: Dogs maul, kill toddler

A North Bryan toddler died Wednesday after reportedly being mauled outside her home by a pack of family dogs while family members were inside.

March 28, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick | Local


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New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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


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