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Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex will receive $100,000 in grant funding from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon road work expected to last for a couple of months

Right-of-way improvements on Highway 21 South from Fort Howard Road to Lisa Street are under way.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


3rd ID, 48th Brigade team up to test associated unit concept

The 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are teaming up.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County adds to list of potential LMIG road projects

Effingham County commissioners have approved a supplemental list of road projects to be done through an influx of money provided by the state transportation funding act.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Four vying to replace Eaton on Guyton council

Guyton City Council members will be going over applications from four people seeking to fill Ulysses Eaton's seat.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may put the city on an app

If you want to pay your city of Rincon bill through your phone, the city soon just may have an app for that.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Almond logging miles on the campaign trail

Over the last few months, Daniel Almond his knocked on hundreds of doors, introducing himself to the voting public."For the last six or seven months, I've been campaigning," he said. "I've been knocking on at least a thousand doors, probably closer to two thousand, meeting people, seeing what they have to say."

March 23, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Three local races to be decided in May voting

Incumbent Wendall Kessler and former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt have filed their qualifying papers to run for Effingham County commission chairman.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield sets new DDA into motion

Springfield City Council has created a downtown development authority and made its first appointments to the new board.

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to stay on path for two-lane parkway

Effingham County commissioners have decided to drive straight ahead with plans to acquire two lanes of right-of-way for the Effingham Parkway.

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Set clocks ahead, change smoke alarm batteries

ATLANTA-Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks when daylight saving time begins March 13.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Two Rivers Health Clinic now accepting patients

Effingham County now has the non-profit Two Rivers Health Clinic free for patients.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hinson won't run for re-election

Chief Magistrate Scott Hinson has decided not to run for re-election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Mallard to run for re-election as district attorney

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard is running for re-election, having qualified Monday.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Amity but differences of opinion among chairman candidates

Wendall Kessler and Wesley Corbitt sat next to each other for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum Thursday at the Mars Theatre - while ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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