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Paving will lead to temporary lane closures on Highway 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation reminds motorists that nighttime paving will take place between tonight and Thursday on Highway 21 between 4thand 7thstreets in Rincon. » Read More

ECSO asks to limit traffic on dirt roads

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is alerting residents that dirt road conditions in the county are deteriorating. » Read More

Exley to seek re-election as coroner

David Exley has announced he will seek re-election as Effingham County coroner. » Read More
Corbitt to step down as Rincon city manager

Corbitt to step down as Rincon city manager

Former city clerk and personnel manager Wanda Simmons has agreed to serve as Rincon's interim city manager, Mayor Ken Lee said. » Read More
Company to seek permits soon for pipeline

Company to seek permits soon for pipeline

Work on a proposed and hotly-debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a company official. » Read More
Mosley  to run again for probate judge

Mosley to run again for probate judge

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her bid for re-election as the Effingham County Probate Judge, a position she has held for seven years. » Read More
Hursey  to seek re-election

Hursey to seek re-election

Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey announces her intentions to qualify for re-election for the office of Clerk of Superior Court in Effingham County in ... » Read More
Carter impressed with tour of ECCA

Carter impressed with tour of ECCA

Though he's been a visitor to the Effingham College and Career Academy, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter has never had the up-close look at ... » Read More

Zipperer to run for vacant Rincon seat

A former Rincon City Council will be seeking the open seat on the current board. » Read More

County, Springfield working to lower ISO rate

Effingham County Fire Department officials are hoping to find enough in their recent ISO review to bring in a score that will result in a ... » Read More

County moves to curb dumpster parking

Effingham County commissioners have approved a change to their parking of trucks and trailers ordinance that will prohibit dumpsters from being placed on county roads. » Read More
Long-awaited Parkway getting big boost

Long-awaited Parkway getting big boost

ATLANTA-The announcement was unexpected - but welcomed gladly » Read More
King's legacy included to how to treat others

King's legacy included to how to treat others

The dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included how his fellow man treats one another, said Van Johnson. » Read More
Incumbent commissioners, chief magistrate, tax commissioner to run again

Incumbent commissioners, chief magistrate, tax commissioner to run again

With election approaching for several Effingham County offices, four incumbents have announced their intention to be returned to their posts. » Read More
Sheriff to run for re-election

Sheriff to run for re-election

Surrounded by his family and a contingent of current and former Effingham County Sheriff's Office employees, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced his intention to seek ... » Read More
Lariscy sworn in as Guyton mayor

Lariscy sworn in as Guyton mayor

Jeff Lariscy was sworn in as the mayor of Guyton at the regularly scheduled Jan. 12 council meeting. » Read More
Springfield council members take oath of office

Springfield council members take oath of office

Springfield City Council members Justin Cribbs and Gary Weitman were sworn in to their seats at the Jan. 12 council meeting. » Read More
Rincon swears in council members

Rincon swears in council members

Rincon City Council members Reese Browher, James Dasher and Paul Wendelken took their oaths of office as Rincon City Council members at the Jan. 12 ... » Read More

One driver killed in Tuesday night wreck on I-16

Authorities are investigating an accident Tuesday night that claimed the life of one motorist and led to three cars catching on fire. » Read More
Governor announces plan to fix state roads, bridges

Governor announces plan to fix state roads, bridges

Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives, released a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan made possible through the Transportation F... » Read More

One more hurdle cleared for rec complex

Work on the planned central recreation complex off Highway 21 and Rahn Station Road has one less obstacle in its path. » Read More

Assessors give updates on property tax changes

It's January, a new year is here, and the valuation process on real and personal property in Georgia is under way. Real property is ... » Read More

Railroad crossings to close for repair work

CSX Railroad has scheduled crossing closings for repair. Traffic will be re-routed and signs will mark the detours. Crossings normally are closed for three days ... » Read More

Rincon Police to hold citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its citizens police academy. The CPA will begin March 8 and is a 10-week program. » Read More

Springfield puts new semi parking rule into gear

Parking a semi in Springfield will fall under new regulations, after city council members approved changes to a zoning ordinance. » Read More
County renews agreement with Chamber

County renews agreement with Chamber

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new professional services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, but it the decision was not unanimous. » Read More

Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's ... » Read More

Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend. » Read More

Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week. » Read More

Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide ... » Read More
Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the ... » Read More
Tuesday crash kills teenager

Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager. » Read More
County ponders prison's future

County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ... » Read More

Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday. » Read More
Cruz banking on ground work

Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ... » Read More
Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ... » Read More

County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison. » Read More

Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations. » Read More

Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras. » Read More

Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement. » Read More


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