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Land owners want to keep working with county on OAR access

The owners of industrial-zoned property across from the Old Augusta Road-Highway 21 junction want to continue to work with Effingham County for access at a planned traffic signal at the intersection.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputy survives rollover

An Effingham County Sheriff's deputy was seriously injured Friday morning after his patrol car flipped and crashed into a ditch on Midland Road.

December 31, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Leaders ready to serve again

Several incumbent Effingham County leaders were sworn in to serve another term in a ceremony on Dec. 20 at the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, cities OK excise tax on energy

Effingham County is ready to put an excise tax on energy used in manufacturing.

December 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


‘Child-only’ plans to be offered starting in January

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has signed an order finalizing new rules that will require all insurance companies who sell individual health policies in Georgia to also offer "child-only" individual health coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSP, other agencies investigating 17 holiday traffic deaths

There were 17 traffic deaths across the state during the Christmas holiday period, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Remembering Newtown

City of Rincon employees joined people around the country Friday in a solemn observance of the one-week anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

December 24, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Newcomers ready to get started

The newest Effingham County commissioners won't take their seats for another two weeks. But they're eager to get going.

December 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GSP asking for motorists’ caution with holiday travel

Georgia State Patrol troopers are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of their holiday celebrations this year. Troopers will be keeping a close eye out for impaired drivers now through the end of the year.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Tomberlin calls it a career

After 33 years of being on the sidelines and breaking down film at night and on the weekends, Rick Tomberlin figured it was time for something else in his life.

December 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon trims its budget for coming fiscal year

Rincon City Council members have approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that will be $3.5 million less than the fiscal year 2012 plan.

December 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


AAA: Travel up, gas prices down

The AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6 percent from the 91.8 million people who traveled last year. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Dec. 22-Jan. 1, 2013.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


8-year-old airlifted after Saturday wreck

An 8-year-old child was airlifted to a Savannah hospital with serious injuries after a Saturday morning crash, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Allen remembered for a life of service

Lamar Allen will be sworn in soon for another term as chairman of the Effingham County Board of Education, the position his father George held for eight of his 28 years on the Effingham school board.

December 17, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


New fire fees go into effect in Springfield

There will be no millage rate increase for Springfield property owners, after city council members approved a long-debated fire fees plan.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


24th ID veterans gather to remember

FORT STEWART-Time heals all wounds, the saying goes. Still, after 25 years, the loss of comrades-in-arms was felt as the name of each of ...

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to hold office hours in Effingham

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Augusta) announced his staff will be holding community office hours in Springfield on March 9 from 1-3 ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew to run for superior court judge

STATESBORO-Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew officially announced Friday his intentions to run for Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit ...

March 02, 2016 | By Holli Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


Judge turns down pipeline's appeal on eminent domain

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has upheld state Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry's decision prohibiting a pipeline company from using eminent domain ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield delves into DDA proces

The city of Springfield could have an ordinance for its downtown development authority ready in about three months, City Manager Brett Bennett said.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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