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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.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County says no to survey for pipeline route

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

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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.edu/memorial to make a gift to the fund.

April 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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 Palmetto Pipeline Project.

April 22, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local


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.

April 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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, Springfield City Council and staff from both bodies.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


What’s that noise?

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

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may sell first Charger to Guyton

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

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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 sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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 their members. The award is presented to the large agency that excels in their district in overall sales performance.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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.

April 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Rec complex master plan could be done soon

Effingham County commissioners and recreation officials could get drawings in two weeks of what their proposed large central complex may look like.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Repaving, restriping set to start soon on county roads

Repaving and restriping on some of Effingham County's most difficult roads is expected to commence soon, after commissioners approved bids for work at their June 23 meeting.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Settlement reached in 2010 suit against county

Effingham County commissioners voted last Tuesday to approve a settlement in a nearly five-year-old lawsuit.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Fire chief’s traffic case moved to Chatham state court

The traffic violations case for the Rincon fire chief is being moved to Chatham County state court.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


165th Airlift Wing to deploy to Persian Gulf

The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard will begin a deployment today to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in the Persian Gulf region to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


BOE approves budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes teacher pay raises, increased pay for non-certified personnel, additional assistant principals at each middle school and one additional band teacher for each of the system's three middle schools.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham IDA passes slightly smaller budget for coming fiscal year

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved a fiscal year 2016 budget that is a reduction from its current spending plan.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon woman killed in Monday crash

An Effingham County woman died Monday night following a crash on I-16.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sunday crash outside Savannah sends several Effingham residents to hospital

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's major accident investigation team continues to look into a crash Sunday night that sent several Effingham County residents to the hospital.

June 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


With the heat on, Georgia Power offers tips to keep cool

As sustained high temperatures in Georgia drive energy use up, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Mayor says regional approach best method to fight for bases

A group of leaders in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry is trying to make sure the federal government doesn't derail one of the area's most powerful economic engines.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Visitors from across the state to descend on Mars

The Mars Theatre is preparing to welcome visitors from around the state.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State to expand efforts for highway safety

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Ramp work to affect I-16/I-95 interchange

A slow-moving concrete grinning operation this weekend will affect traffic for the eastbound Interstate 16 Exit 57A ramp and southbound Interstate 95 Exit 99A ramp.

June 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Owners to close Ebenezer Landing

For more than a century, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and others have been putting their crafts into the water at Ebenezer Landing. But that has come to an end.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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