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ECSO, GBI looking into jail death

An investigation is under way after an inmate was found deceased in the Effingham County Jail early Monday morning.

January 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield to take another turn at golf cart ordinance

Springfield's work on a golf cart ordinance is back on the table.

January 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The picture of health

The finishing touches - what few of them are left - are being applied to the new Effingham Hospital.

January 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Helping store say goodbye

Customers were jammed into nearly every nook and cranny, waiting either on the patio to get in or in a line of vehicles stretching from the drive through window back through the parking lot and all the way to the traffic light at Highway 21.

January 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Old Augusta work set to move forward

Work on the next two phases of Old Augusta Road could commence in the next month, after Effingham County commissioners awarded a bid for the project.

January 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Raisin’ the effort for the Capitol

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual raisin bread-baking effort Thursday at Ebenezer Middle School, in preparation for the Effingham Day at the Capitol festivities. Individual loaves of raisin bread were baked, in two shifts, for the 236 members of the Georgia General Assembly, with a loaf delivered to each of the senators and representatives Monday morning.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


King throws hat in ring for at-large chairman

A former Effingham County commission chairman wants a shot at the seat again.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers’ letter to EPD urges plant fund river testing

State legislators have sent a letter to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division asking for independent, third-party testing of the Ogeechee River.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County close to an OK on gold buyer law

Local gold buyers will have to hold on to their purchases a little while longer, if a proposed ordinance goes through.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tourism team to show off its results to community

It was very early, on a cool November morning, with dew still clinging to the long grass and pine needles and the sun peaking brightly through the stately oaks and dogwoods on a high bluff above the Savannah River, just south of Clyo, when the Tourism Resource Team first laid eyes on the John Adam Treutlen Home site.

January 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield Council gives go-ahead to recycling

Curbside recycling soon will be coming to Springfield, after city council members approved an amendment in their garbage collection contract to include recycling service.

January 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to serve again

Guyton City Clerk Debra Scruggs administers the oath of office to Alderman Dr. Brenda Lovett and Mayor Michael Garvin prior to the start of the Jan. 10 Guyton City Council meeting. Lovett and Garvin, along with Les Pevey, did not face any opposition in their re-election bids. Pevey was unable to attend the meeting and will be sworn in to his next term of office at a later date.

January 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The origin of ‘the dream’

As Gregory Brunson looked around the room at the Effingham County administrative complex, he took note of what he saw and let those in attendance know - blacks and whites seated next to one another.

January 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


OED to stage ‘Idol’ this year

Students in Effingham middle and high schools will have a chance to show off their star power at the first Effingham Idol.

January 12, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Local


MLK Jr. Day activities set

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance breakfast will be held Monday at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


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County trims millage rate

Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to set 2015 millage rate Wednesday

Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work set to start on county’s next audit

The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners set meeting for rec plan

Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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