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County passes budget

Effingham County commissioners adopted a budget for the fiscal year already under way that includes cost-of-living increases for employees, a bigger use of fund balance and less than whole-hearted support from the board.

July 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


CAP cadets go on search for ‘downed plane’

Three cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron located a "downed aircraft" at a recent search and rescue exercise hosted by the Brunswick Senior Squadron.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Neighborhood comes together to stop crime

People who live in the Barrister Crossing subdivision describe the neighborhood as "very close" and "a big family."

July 22, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield to use different firm for city’s audit

Springfield City Council members hope to have their annual audit in hand soon after choosing a Statesboro firm to perform the work.

July 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River warnings still in effect from EMA

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency had a "busy night" Wednesday as another storm system rolled through the county, director Ed Myrick said.

July 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners begin changes to agenda process

Effingham County commissioners are changing the way they put together their agendas, and more changes could be coming.

July 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves first reading of logging ordinance

After four drafts and a split vote, Effingham County commissioners approved the first reading of a timber operations ordinance.

July 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No charges likely in fatal accident on I-16

A Macon man will not face charges in a wreck on Interstate 16 Thursday that claimed the life of his sister.

July 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chief didn’t have a clue

Paul Wynn turned the corner inside Springfield City Hall, expecting to see the aftermath of an alleged crime.

July 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Few effects so far from major rainfall

After being deluged by rain for days in a row, Effingham and surrounding counties should see a return to typical July weather this week.

July 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Teenager dies in I-16 crash

A teenage girl died and three other people were injured in a crash on Interstate 16 Thursday afternoon.

July 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield moves ahead with streetscape

The city of Springfield paved the way for starting the next phase of its streetscape project.

July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton man dies in motorcycle wreck

SAVANNAH - An Effingham County man died Wednesday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at the intersection of Interstates 516 and 16.

July 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rec complex to get upgrade

Improvements to Effingham County's main recreational facility could be under way in the near future, after county commissioners approved a proposed recreation project list Tuesday.

July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County budget rises slightly, but millage won’t

Effingham County commissioners have approved the first reading of a budget that will keep millage rates level and boost county employees' pay by 3 percent as a cost-of-living adjustment.

July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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