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Commissioners OK IDA’s rezoning request

Despite the protestations of nearly two dozen people in opposition, Effingham County commissioners approved the first reading of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's request to have nearly 2,600 acres rezoned as industrial.

September 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs discount drug card proposal

Effingham County commissioners have approved an agreement to provide discount prescription cards to county residents.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GFB accepting entries for hay contest

MACON - Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2012 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia testing lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Deadline to register for general election is Oct. 8

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 8 for the November general election. The general election will be held Nov. 6. Registration status can be checked at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp or by calling the Effingham County Elections and Registration office at 754-8030.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Annual Effingham County Fair set for Oct. 22-27

The Effingham County Fair board of directors and committee are preparing for the 2012 Effingham County Fair, which will be held Oct. 22-27 at the Fairgrounds in Springfield.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Mars lands Fox Theatre Institute grant

The Mars Theatre is getting a boost from one of Georgia's most venerable performing venues.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search on for drug court fugitive

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a felon who absconded from a treatment facility in Augusta.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Teen in jail after high-speed chase

A Springfield man was arrested early Saturday morning after leading Effingham County Sheriff's Deputies on a high-speed pursuit.

September 17, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Five students from Faith Equestrian compete at 2012 Special Olympics

More than 200 Special Olympics athletes, 25 Unified Partners and 90 coaches from around the state were in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on Aug. 24-26 for the Special Olympics Horse Show. The competition features riders in dressage, showmanship, walking trail, English and Western style riding.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State archives to close to public access Nov. 1

Budget cuts have led to the closure of the state archives to the public, effective Nov. 1, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Springfield, SCAD to push forward on work to secure historic district

The future of a Springfield historic district may be getting a push forward, after city council members approved a contract with Savannah College of Art and Design students and professors.

September 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon narrows chief search down to final four candidates

Rincon City Council members could make a decision on a new police chief at their next meeting.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Online ‘spice’ buy leads to arrests

A Springfield man has been arrested on charges of purchasing the synthetically-produced drug "spice" online and then selling it in and around Effingham County.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


United Way sets lofty goal

Exactly one month to the day after community advocate Connie Burns died unexpectedly at the age of 43, the United Way of Effingham County dedicated its 2013 fundraising campaign to her.

September 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham CAP holds SAREX

The Effingham Civil Air Patrol Squadron had training in a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) held in St. Simons Island.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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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


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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