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County prepares to repair some ash roads

Some of Effingham County's ash roads will be getting a fix, after commissioners approved repairs to three damaged roads.

August 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chambliss talks jobs at EFACEC

During his August recess tour of Georgia, the constant theme has been jobs for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

August 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to pick up curbside recycling

After what has been called a successful pilot program, Effingham County is set to take off with curbside recycling.

August 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber chooses T-SPLOST campaign team

ATLANTA-Citing the 2012 statewide TSPLOST referendum as one of the most important economic development opportunities in the state's history, the Georgia Chamber and its affiliate, the Georgia Transportation Alliance, has announced the selection of its statewide campaign leadership team. This team will work with individual regions across the state, in concert with efforts in metro Atlanta, to educate voters and pass the referendum next year.

August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Driver killed in Monday collision with dump truck

Authorities are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a motorist late Monday afternoon.

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Cities see fees, dates for races

Qualifying dates and fees have been set for the upcoming municipal elections in all three Effingham County cities.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Power to the people

The truth of the matter is, Charles Davis does have a power bill.

August 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Management group to refurbish homes

Dozens of Rincon apartments will be upgraded over the next several months, after Rincon City Council members agreed to a financing package for three apartment complexes.

August 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City to add full-time fire chief

The city of Springfield will be adding to its workforce and to its public safety reach.

August 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


E. coli leads to ground beef recall

A ground beef recall for possible E. coli contamination was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Aug. 12. More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed by the National Beef Packing Co. are being recalled from Winn-Dixie Stores, Publix Super Markets, and Kroger retail food chains in Georgia and 6 other Southeastern states.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia chosen as a study for neglected, abused kids’ legal needs

ATLANTA-The State of Georgia has been selected as one of two Research and Demonstration sites for the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System. As a research and demonstration site, Georgia will receive a grant to study the effectiveness of legal representation for children involved in child abuse and neglect cases.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Highway 17 re-opened

All lanes of Highway 17 have been re-opened.

August 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Northway takes mayor's seat, presides over council meeting

Less than two weeks after an Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge ruled Jeff Northway could no longer be mayor of Springfield, the embattled Northway resumed his spot upon the city council dais.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cleaning up storm’s mess

Residents and crews were back at work Tuesday morning, clearing away and cleaning up the damage from a powerful storm that thundered through central and eastern Effingham County on Monday night.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Green home to make debut

A ribbon cutting will be held Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for an i-house at Green Bridge Farm.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


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County ponders how to spend rec impact fees

How Effingham County will spend more than $230,000 on recreation is not just a matter on which projects the money will be directed but also how soon.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer, Jones, Mason to run again

At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


DOT looks at solutions for 95/21

Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Getting in on the clues

A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local


Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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