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Infographic: Ukraine tries to block Russian humanitarian aid convoy

A huge Russian convoy left Moscow Aug. 12 and is headed for the eastern Ukrainian border. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, it carries humanitarian aid supplies for rebel fighters in Crime...

August 25, 2014 | Ben Luthi Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Sand Hill Flea boys honored

Effingham County commissioners proclaimed Aug. 19 as Effingham Champions Day and read a proclamation honoring the Sand Hill Flea boys for their second-place finish at the Georgia Recreation and Par...

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports

Locals in the pros, colleges update

ProsBaseballJosh Reddick (Oakland Athletics) - Reddick is 3 for his last 11 at-bats, including a homer against the New York Mets last Tuesday. For the season, he is hitting .254 with nine homers, 3...

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money. The Effingham County Chamber ...

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Effingham County could shape itself into a draw for tourists, if enough resources are applied to making it happen, a state tourism official said Thursday. In speaking to attendees at the Effingham...

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Rincon Police bust large pot-growing operation

Police arrested a Rincon woman and are looking for her husband in connection with a "sophisticated marijuana manufacturing operation" they say the couple was running from their East Williams Street...

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

Thanked for giving

This year hasn't been easy for Denise Driggers. Her husband Steve died March 3 after battling a myriad of health problems, ultimately succumbing to lung disease. Despite the stress Driggers was u...

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

10 things you're not doing that could add up to big savings

Stress and worry over financial issues can cause a lot of problems within the family. Regardless of your financial situation, simply being aware of your money can add a measure of self-control to y...

August 25, 2014 | Deborah Goodman Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the m...

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance. Among the changes to the ordinance are stipulations on the upkeep of lots and d...

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Jobless rate nudges upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 201...

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Walmart surprises employee for 30 years of service

Debbie Vickery suspected something was amiss Wednesday. Vickery, the personnel coordinator at the Rincon Walmart, filled in that morning at a store in Chatham County for a colleague who was out fo...

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

Georgia reaches ‘Hands Across the Border’ to stop DUIs

ATLANTA - Georgia law enforcement and their partners across state lines will be on the lookout in case motorists take their party on the road by driving impaired. During the 23rd annual Hands Acro...

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

A grant to get involved

Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent....

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

Earley wins Bojangles’ Scholarship

Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is supporting Earley's continued education in her first year at Georgia Southern University. ...

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education

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