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County headed to the auction

Effingham County may turn to auctions to augment its fleet of heavy equipment.

March 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon renews jail agreement with county

Rincon City Council has voted to renew its contract with Effingham County to continue the use of the County Jail in Springfield to house city prisoners.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

City gets ready for power outages

It's one thing when the power goes out for a few hours and the hardest thing you have to deal with at home is hoping your freezer doesn't defrost before the power comes back on.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

Prepping for the troops

March 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

'It's wonderful'

FORT STEWART-The old adage is that absence makes the heart grow fonder. But even the advancements of modern communication couldn't quell the emotion of loved ones seeing, touching and hugging their soldiers upon their return.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

King to run for commission’s 2nd District seat

A former Rincon City Council member will be running for a seat on the Effingham County Board of Commissioners.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Utility ready to start next wave of upgrades

Georgia Power is about to start its next wave of transmission upgrades throughout the county - and that means there will be isolated power outages.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon ready to dig into work for Patriot’s Park

The city of Rincon broke ground on its long-awaited Patriot's Park on Wednesday.

February 25, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

'Like winning the Super Bowl'

FORT STEWART-It was worth the wait for the families and soldiers of Alpha Battery.

February 23, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

A peek at history

You couldn't have asked for better weather for Saturday's time capsule opening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

February 22, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

IDA wants to get on the road for tract access

Getting in and out, and through, the easternmost parcel of the Research Forest Tract is becoming a focal point for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Alpha Battery set to come home

Effingham County residents are in the planning mode for the welcome home celebration of Alpha Battery, 1/118th Field Artillery Battalion.

February 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Commissioners won’t go to DC meeting after all

The Washington trip for an Effingham County commissioners' delegation is now off.

February 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Kieffer to run for 5th District seat

Phil Kieffer announced his plans Wednesday to run for the Effingham County Commission 5th District seat in front of a group of family and supporters at Rincon's Macomber Ballpark.

February 18, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

A trip back in time Saturday at Historic Courthouse

It's an event 101 years in the making for Effingham County.

February 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | 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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