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Effingham IDA recaps busy year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority, in its first year-end review, discussed its accomplishments for the year so far and announced a goal to nearly double its portion of the property digest.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Architects to look at Springfield city hall uses

Springfield City Council members have agreed to a proposal from a Savannah architecture firm to explore how to redevelop Springfield City Hall.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County says no to possible landfill

Effingham County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 3 to reject a memorandum of understanding from a sanitation company regarding the Grandview tract.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New bridge along 80 almost ready

The new bridge will replace an aging span across the river that state and local officials proclaim is too narrow. The state Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting for the new bridge Thursday morning, though it's not quite ready to take on traffic.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lariscy wins Guyton mayor race

Former alderman Jeff Lariscy beat incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin 185-125, ending Garvin's 10-year tenure in the post.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Polls open tomorrow for Guyton, E-SPLOST votes

Voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and challenger Jeff Lariscy for mayor. They also will have the option to vote on Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink. The ballot question stipulates the hours of 12:30-11:30 p.m. for sales of alcohol by the drink on Sundays.

November 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Authorities urge safety for trick-or-treating tonight

Trick-or-treating in Rincon will run from 6-10 p.m. tonight, and there also will be extra Rincon Police officers on duty.

October 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Garvin, Lariscy facing off in Guyton’s mayoral election

There is only one contested election in the three municipal elections, as voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and former city council member Jeff Lariscy for the mayor's seat.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton fire chief, assistant relieved of duties

Guyton officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the fire chief and assistant fire chief have been relieved of their duties.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State Patrol investigating Monday morning fatal wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident Monday morning that claimed the life of a toddler.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Public gets a turn at 275 roundabout plans

The state Department of Transportation revealed its plans for a roundabout at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Rincon-Stillwell Road at an open house.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Driver pulled from river

The driver of a pickup who fell into the Savannah River has been rescued from the river and taken to a Savannah hospital, according to authorities.

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awarded grant topping $430K

The city of Guyton has received a 2015 community development block grant in the amount of $436,706 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Local


DOT preaching a message of safety

State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell spoke to the Exchange Club on Thursday to discuss ongoing roads projects and to preach a message of safety on the roads.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT considering roundabouts for some intersections

Roundabouts could be coming soon to Effingham County.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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 ...

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


Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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