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Man accused of shovel slaying indicted by grand jury

An Effingham County man accused in the July 4 death of a relative has been indicted on three counts of murder by the grand jury.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Dancing up a storm

Although they are not professional dancers, seven Effingham Countians put on quite a show Saturday night.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham to come together for ‘We Are One’ festival

Like many other communities in 2009, Effingham County was feeling the effects of the recession.

October 04, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

Two men were arrested Tuesday night after an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy discovered a methamphetamine lab inside their vehicle during a traffic stop.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Waffle House to serve up help for ECSO

Diners at Waffle House can do more than just get it scattered, smothered and covered or diced and chunked starting Friday morning.

October 04, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chairman: Vote is show of confidence in Crawley

Fellow county commissioners voted not to support the Facebook post of another Effingham County commissioner - and in doing so, offered a vote of support for the county administrator, Chairman Dusty Zeigler said.

October 04, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR Coastal HQ to host CoastFest

The 18th annual CoastFest is set for Oct. 6 at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Escape plan preparation to highlight fire prevention week

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13. The theme this year is, "Have Two Ways Out!"

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSU students approve increases for stadium expansion, FBS move

Now that Georgia Southern University students have voted to pay a fee to support a move to college football's highest level, two steps remain.

October 01, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Meeting on hazard mitigation plan review to be held Nov. 1

A public kick-off meeting to review Effingham County's Hazard Mitigation Plan update requirements and process will be held Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room, located at 601 N. Laurel St. in Springfield in the Administrative Complex.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA faces a boat mold problem

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to figure out how to get rid of a mold problem - all 54 feet of it.

October 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA wants to improve getting its message out

After questions and concerns about the Research Forest Tract, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is thinking about how to get its message across to citizens and officials.

October 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ach du lieber, y’all!

The rain held off until the very end of this year's Oktoberfest, and even then it didn't deter much of the crowd that looked to be the biggest in the three years of the event.

October 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State to widen bridge, straighten road at US 80

The state Department of Transportation will buy a sliver of land from Effingham County as it prepares to replace the Highway 80 bridge over the Ogeechee River.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road work almost done

Work on the Fort Howard Road improvement is 95 percent completed, engineer Tim Baumgartner said.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lewis averts runoff for magistrate seat

Even with a three-man field, Scott Lewis won't need a runoff win to be Effingham County's next chief magistrate.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board approves budget and trims millage

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a budget that is larger but also reduces the millage on property taxpayers.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve pay increases in first pass at budget

Effingham County commissioners have given their initial approval to a budget that extends longevity and stair-step pay increases for county employees.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns rolls to win in District 159 primary

Facing his first primary challenge, state Rep. Jon Burns likely is headed back for another two-year term in the General Assembly.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall, Muldrew start gearing up for runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 31, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


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