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Tour group rattles residents

While the desire to see tourism in Effingham County grow may be on many people's minds these days, one tour group appears to have gotten off on the wrong foot - and angered some local citizens in the process.

March 11, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


The count is on

The push is on for Effingham County citizens to be counted.

March 11, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City gets to work on Hinely Center

A major refurbishing of Rincon's Hinely Center is under way and is expected to be finished by the end of the month.

March 11, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Statewide anti-meth effort starts

The Georgia Meth Project launched a statewide prevention campaign Monday designed to significantly reduce methamphetamine use.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Holding out hope

It's been more than a month since 19-year-old Armstrong Atlantic State University student Bryce Tarter didn't come home.

March 08, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mars Theater lease in hand

The lease for the Mars Theater is finally signed, sealed and delivered.

March 08, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


This week's scheduled outages/upgrades

Georgia Power's scheduled outages/upgrades for this week begin Monday.

March 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


King outlines platform for 2nd District race

Michael King stood on the steps of Guyton's City Hall holding his youngest daughter, Braya, in his arms while he announced his candidacy for the County Commission seat for District 2. He cited rising tax burdens, property tax assessments, and communications problems as reasons he decided to run.

March 04, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Handel ready to take axe to government

A Republican gubernatorial candidate is calling for a 10 percent cut in the state's workforce.

March 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Firm to start probe of county’s ash roads

A firm hired by Effingham County to probe its ash road problem is scheduled to start its work by the weekend.

March 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


All positive for Alpha Battery

A year to the day - and almost to the minute - after friends and family and members of the Effingham County sent Alpha Battery off to Afghanistan, they gave those same soldiers a warm welcome home from their combat mission.

March 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Revell named head football coach at SEHS

The Effingham County Board of Education unanimously approved Donnie Revell as the next head football coach at South Effingham High School.

March 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


President tours Savannah

Following are excerpts from President Obama's remarks at Savannah Technical College's main campus:

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon’s Grace reflects on Afghanistan deployment

Georgia Army Guard Spc. Andrew Grace of Rincon and a cannon crew member with Springfield's A Battery, 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion, has returned from Afghanistan, his first-ever deployment.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Harrelson ‘proud’ of his duty and glad to be back

Georgia Army Guard Spc. Steven Harrelson of Rincon and a fire direction control technician for Springfield's A Battery 1/118 Field Artillery, talks about his experiences in Afghanistan with radio host Bill Edwards of Savannah's 1290 at the Georgia Guard Garrison Training Center.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


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Scott Pinholster arrested in connection with death of Courtney Wells

Earlier this afternoon, investigators with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the death investigation of Courtney Wells.

January 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton woman found dead Sunday morning identified as Courtney Wells

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called a suspicious death after a woman was found deceased lying along a dirt ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton updates one contract, adds another to help with wastewater treatment plant

In a special called meeting by the Guyton City Council Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Lariscy and the other members of the council updated a contract ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death.

January 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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