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Commissioners move forward with jail plans

Work on a new sheriff's office and jail could begin later this year, after Effingham County commissioners approved a work authorization for the next two phases.

May 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve changes to alcohol laws

Effingham County commissioners have approved an amendment to the alcohol ordinance they hope will address the issue of churches moving into retail areas.

May 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross’ Disaster Action Team sounds call for volunteers

The Effingham County Disaster Action Team is beginning a new phase in its work to assist people affected by disasters in the county.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Supreme Court rules confession is valid

The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a decision by the state Court of Appeals and ruled against an Effingham County man who argued his confession in a child molestation case was inadmissible.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff McDuffie named lifetime member of POAG

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has been recognized by the Peace Officers Association of Georgia as a lifetime member.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Moutray to run for Purcell’s House seat

A Rincon Republican has announced his intention to run for the Georgia House of Representatives District 159 seat, which serves western Chatham County and the southern portion of Effingham County.

April 26, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Riverkeeper to keep pushing in its fight against consent order

A watchdog group that suffered a setback is hoping for another and better day in court.

April 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Future of fire fees remains hot topic with commissioners

Effingham County commissioners have several options in front of them when it comes to funding the county's fire protection services.

April 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross steps in to help Guyton family

Local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a mobile home fire at 148 Simmons St. in Guyton, at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday. Four adults and one child were home at the time but uninjured.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Guard’s agribusiness development team comes home

FORT GORDON–Hundreds of cheering family members welcomed 58 soldiers of the Georgia Army National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team 1 (ADT-1) home from Logar Province, Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Georgia's Adjutant General, was present to welcome the soldiers home.

April 26, 2012 | 1st Lt. William Carraway Georgia Department of Defense | Local


Effingham CVB to mark 150th anniversary of Camp Davis

The 150th anniversary of Camp Davis will be celebrated May 12 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., two-and-a-half miles north of Guyton on Highway 17.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Historic Courthouse wins Georgia Trust award

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation on Friday recognized the Effingham County Courthouse among the best of preservation in Georgia during its 35th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Roswell. The courthouse, built originally in 1908 by Savannah architect Hyman Witcover, received an award for Excellence in Restoration.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Turning rails into trails

A project a long time in the making was officially dedicated Saturday in Guyton.

April 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA: County’s economic picture is getting better

After a lengthy recession, Effingham County's economy appears to be headed in a positive direction, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to run for BoE seat again

Lamar Allen has announced he will seek a third term to the Effingham County Board of Education. Allen currently represents the 3rd District and also serves as chairman of the school board.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State DOT to hold pipeline public hearing April 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed petroleum pipeline that is expected to run from the Georgia-South Carolina border to the Georgia-Florida border.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to host pipeline public meeting

The Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Farm Bureau has its day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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