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County, city  finalize merger of fire services

County, city finalize merger of fire services

Effingham County commissioners and Springfield City Council members have approved a pact merging their respective fire departments. » Read More

Rincon OKs sale of land bought in new station purchase

Rincon City Council has approved sales contracts on surplus land that was part of its purchase for a new fire station. » Read More

DOT commissioner rejects pipeline application

State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exer... » Read More

Rincon set for a show for July 4th

It's been three years since there was an official fireworks show in the county for Independence Day festivities. Rincon City Council, however, may be adding to its Freedom Rings celebration. » Read More

County proposes pay raises

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposed budget that includes raises for county employees. » Read More

County opts to join CORE MPO for a small slice

Effingham County is set to get a seat at the table of the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. » Read More
City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process. » Read More

State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in... » Read More
State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah. » Read More
School board votes to fire accused teacher

School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students. » Read More
Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline. » Read More
Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week. » Read More
Court date set for Rincon chief's  traffic charges

Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges. » Read More
Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives. » Read More
Building trust

Building trust

Local law enforcement needs the help of the citizens it serves, and the community also needs to be able to trust the officers, authorities said Thursday night. » Read More

County says no to survey for pipeline route

A controversial pipeline project won't be getting permission to access county property for a survey. » Read More

Memorial fund set up for nursing students killed in wreck

The Georgia Southern School of Nursing Students' Memorial Fund has been established to honor the five nursing students who tragically lost their lives Wednesday morning. Visitwww.GeorgiaSouthern.ed... » Read More
Packed house blasts pipeline proposal

Packed house blasts pipeline proposal

RICHMOND HILL-Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at Tuesday's public hearing at the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palm... » Read More

Five GSU students killed in Bryan County crash

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed and two others were injured Wednesday morning in an accident on Interstate-16. » Read More
Springfield, county fire make plans to join forces

Springfield, county fire make plans to join forces

A deal that would consolidate the Effingham County and Springfield fire departments could be resolved in a matter of weeks, following a workshop last Wednesday between county commissioners, Springf... » Read More

What’s that noise?

Rincon soon may have new tornado sirens up and active, just in time for tornado season. » Read More

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


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