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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


County to take another cut at logging ordinance

A timber harvesting ordinance could be closer to being logged into Effingham County books.

July 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County in strong financial shape, audit says

As Effingham County commissioners await the results of a special audit, they have the long-awaited general audit in their hands.

July 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A busy weekend on the roads for law enforcement

Amidst all the barbecues and cookouts over the extended July 4th holiday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office had a busy weekend of its own.

July 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


EHS launches radio frequency sponge-counting system

Effingham Health System announces that a new system used to detect surgical sponges has been implemented for its surgical suites.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Black bears spotted in Bulloch County

Black bears have reportedly been roaming around Bulloch County over the past few weeks. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn confirmed Saturday night several black bear sightings in the area.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County ready to dial in to radio tower fix

Having decided to forge ahead with upgrades for the south communications tower, Effingham County commissioners will deliberate how to pay for it and other improvements to the county's radio system.

July 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction ...

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Elementary students get moving at Bobcat Fun Run

Rincon Elementary School students released more energy than usual on Friday as they participated in the First Annual Bobcats Fun Run, an event put on ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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