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Hospital to take look at new way of doing business

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a recess in the middle of their meeting Tuesday to hear what the Effingham Hospital Authority has in mind.

February 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bohannon named Rincon police chief

February 12, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City levies strong accusations against former police chief

The first round of the Rincon City Council's investigation into its police department and its former chief has revealed an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, according to city officials.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council: New chief could be hired soon

Rincon City Council is on the verge of hiring its next police chief and could do so soon.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to give police new computer power

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of five laptop computers for the police department Tuesday.

February 12, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Loper, Liotta named to regional water council

ATLANTA - Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper and Michelle Liotta of Georgia-Pacific were named to the Coastal Georgia Regional Water Planning Council announced Wednesday.

February 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon releases findings on police department

The first round of the Rincon City Council's investigation into its police department and its former chief has revealed an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, according to city officials.

February 10, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A long road back

Until the night of Feb. 7, 2008, Paul Seckinger's full-time job was at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

February 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County hoping to drive transportation forward

Effingham County commissioners are trying to steer a course they believe may help push several road projects along.

February 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County frets over water pact

Effingham County commissioners are worried a change to a water and sewer agreement may be opening the flood gates of requests from developers.

February 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon narrows police chief choices

Rincon City Council members have interviewed three candidates for police chief and may not be done.

February 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City gets questioned on wastewater permit

Community members were given information and made comments Tuesday night concerning Springfield's proposed spray field and draft permit.

February 05, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


City fires back against ex-chief

The city of Rincon has added another chapter in a legal battle with former police chief Michael Berry.

February 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon housekeeper cleans up in Georgia Lottery

ATLANTA - Lorraine Lopez, a housekeeper and team leader for the Air National Guard, is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win. Lopez, 46, won $198,753 as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the Jan. 24 Fantasy 5 drawing.

February 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State leaders painting dire budget picture

Effingham County business and government leaders got a first-hand look earlier this week at just how deep the state's fiscal problems are.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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