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Rincon may sell first Charger to Guyton

The Rincon Police Department is going to help the Guyton force add to its fleet. » Read More

ASU: Regional economy growing at fastest pace in 11 years

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustain... » Read More

Rincon to support public library branch

Rincon City Council has agreed to support the Effingham County library system, committing $12,000 it had set aside in its fiscal year 2015 budget. » Read More
Trip down Savannah River more than a pleasure cruise for trio

Trip down Savannah River more than a pleasure cruise for trio

A five-week trip was more than a pleasure cruise for Joanne Steele, her son Jesse and their friend Bob Brooksher. » Read More
Community, co-workers mourn late ECSO deputy

Community, co-workers mourn late ECSO deputy

Melinda Harr of Springfield and her neighbor Marianna Alger stood alongside Highway 21 Saturday morning, watching the procession of vehicles for Deputy Lee Witt's funeral. » Read More

Effingham Farm Bureau named district agency of the year

For the second year in a row, Effingham County Farm Bureau was awarded as the District 7 Agency of the Year. This honor recognizes all of the staff's hard work and dedication serving the county and... » Read More
Two injured in tanker, trash truck wreck

Two injured in tanker, trash truck wreck

Two people were injured Friday afternoon when a trash truck hit a tractor trailer carrying fuel on Highway 21. » Read More

DOT recommends traffic beacon for 17/Marlow

The intersection of Highway 17 and Marlow Road may be in line for an upgrade that could augment safety at the crossing. » Read More

Rincon tops for families in state

NerdWallet's survey results are cool with Rincon. » Read More
Pipeline draws more questions

Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday. » Read More

State DOT to hold pipeline public hearing April 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed pet... » Read More

City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned n... » Read More

County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there. » Read More
County to host pipeline public meeting

County to host pipeline public meeting

The Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. » Read More
Farm Bureau has its day at the Capitol

Farm Bureau has its day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. » Read More
Driving ahead on the parkway

Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral. » Read More

Second K9 joins Rincon police’s ranks

Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats. » Read More
Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets. » Read More
Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday. » Read More

County to alter rec board makeup

By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board. » Read More
Pipeline project draws questions, critics

Pipeline project draws questions, critics

A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening. » Read More

County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months. » Read More

DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closu... » Read More
Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County. » Read More

County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month. » Read More

EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said. » Read More

Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it. » Read More

Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners. » Read More

Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man. » Read More


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