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Exchange Club begins annual Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning the annual Empty Stocking Fund drive. This effort goes into a community fund to fill the needs of local families, children, elderly and disabled at Christmas in the county.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victim Witness makes a call for cell phone drive

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announces another special emphasis on a cell phone fundraising program. Proceeds from the collection efforts will be applied to fund the services provided to victims of personal injury crime throughout the community.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA can’t land Project Arx

The long-awaited Project Arx has landed finally - in South Carolina.

December 16, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon city manager steps down

Rincon City Manager Donald Toms tendered his resignation, effective Jan. 9, at a special called meeting Monday night.

December 15, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon closes internal investigation

Rincon City Council has closed its investigation into allegations against the former police chief, Michael Berry. According to city attorney Raymond Dickey, the mayor and aldermen will share its findings in the investigation with the public at its regular council meetings in January.

December 15, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Springfield approves $1.3 million budget for FY2009

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved its 2009 budget.

December 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Commissioners anxiously await opening new 911 center

Effingham County commissioners fretted at their meeting last Tuesday about the delayed opening of the 911 center.

December 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bucket Brigade pitches in

Guyton's volunteer fire department received one of 23 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grants on Wednesday. The department will use the $5,000 grant to purchase automated external defibrillators for their fire trucks, which will enable them to quickly respond to cardiac conditions.

December 12, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Rincon denies ex-chief’s appeal

Rincon City Council denied former police chief Michael Berry's appeal of his termination Monday night, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the dispute between the city and the ousted chief.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County ready to fly with LifeStar?

Effingham County commissioners approved a contract proposal to the operators of the LifeStar air ambulance, but whether it will fly with OmniFlight remains to be seen.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Early voting set to begin

Effingham County voters can start heading back to the electronic voting machines this week to take part in five runoff elections.

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon OKs personnel review policy

Rincon City Council unanimously approved a list of 25 general policies during last week's meeting.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Guyton to spread out council meetings

When Guyton residents speak up, city council listens.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


A show of FORCE

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council denies Berry's appeal

Rincon City Council members denied, by a unanimous vote, Michael Berry's appeal to be reinstated as poilce chief Monday night.

December 09, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


How to help curtail a mosquito problem

Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Want to know what's going on? See the new Regional Calendar

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield audit comes back clean

The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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