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County, DOT weigh options at Blue Jay and 17

The state Department of Transportation and Effingham County will try to find remedies for one of the county's most accident-plagued intersections.

November 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

SCAD students cast designing eye on city

Springfield residents got a look at several ideas for the future of the city, thanks to the minds of Savannah College and Art Design graduate students.

November 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

A hero's rewards

The community came together at Veterans Park on Friday morning to remember local heroes and to recognize the effects U.S. conflicts have had on Effingham County.

November 14, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local

State Patrol post marks its 10th year with re-dedication

It was hard for Bill Hitchens and many others to believe the Georgia State Patrol post in Rincon is now 10 years old. It was even harder for Hitchens to believe that it came to be in Rincon at all.

November 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon welcomes first 24-hour firefighters

The first 24-hour full-time firefighters in Effingham County are on the job in Rincon, Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield council turns down group home’s request

After several neighborhood residents urged them, Springfield City Council members voted down a variance request for a group home.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Dasher to join council incumbents

Rincon residents were happy with the city's direction, said city council incumbents who were re-elected to their seats Tuesday.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Residents request county to close road

Residents along a south Effingham County road are asking county commissioners to close a portion of that road for safety reasons.

November 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon elections to be held today

Voters in Rincon will go to the polls today to fill three of the six seats on Rincon City Council.

November 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

GEFA drops its letter of credit need

The letters of credit required from developers for water and sewer infrastructure soon may be extinct in Effingham County.

November 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Candidate profiles

The Rincon City Council elections are the only contested municipal elections in Effingham County this year. There are three seats up for election and seven candidates running for those seats.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Insurance chief urges making the right choices

ATLANTA-State Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens urges consumers who are part of a group health plan to be prepared to make the right choices during health insurance open enrollment.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

State tourism team to visit county

Georgia Tourism's Product Development Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will be in Effingham County to conduct a Resource Team visit from Nov. 7-10.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

County to get outside opinion on request

Effingham County commissioners will ask a separate attorney if a contract with a developer means the county will have to pay that developer more money.

November 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

City gets $10K grant from state for work on the Mars

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation and the city of Springfield are rejoicing after being notified of winning a $10,000 grant to go toward improvements of the Mars Theater.

November 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local

County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local

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