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Springfield woman, dog killed in wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Springfield woman Wednesday morning.

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Richmond Hill to pay last respects to fallen Marine

A Richmond Hill Marine killed in Afghanistan earlier this month is being remembered as a good man, a devoted family man and a true patriot.

August 13, 2009 | Ross Blair | Local

Rincon OKs disorderly conduct ordinance

Rincon City Council approved a new ordinance aimed at preventing public drunkenness.

August 10, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local

County glad to have new 911 center

It's built to handle a lot - and that's just what its inhabitants and owners want.

August 10, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

GSP releases ‘Take Back Our Highways’ results

The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced Friday the activity totals for the week-long concentrated patrols with four other Southeastern states in the "Take Back Our Highways" program.

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

County gives go-ahead to pay raises

To the applause from the county employees in attendance, Effingham County commissioners approved a budget that includes pay raises for its workers.

August 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Road for RFT on the horizon for the IDA

As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority begins to think about the future of Research Forest Tract, it also has to find the answer to a question about the sprawling parcel - how to get in and out of there.

August 03, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Currington escapes injury in Canadian stage collapse

Billy Currington, country music star from Effingham County, and his band narrowly missed tragedy Saturday when a ferocious storm toppled the main stage at the Big Valley Country Music Jamboree in Alberta, Canada.

August 03, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local

State troopers urging caution as school resumes

With children returning to school over the next few weeks, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to be alert when traveling in school zones and near school bus stops.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

FSA taking applications for biomass crop help program

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess has announced that biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

ECSO issues traffic advisory

Motorists are being advised to avoid the following areas because of flooding and downed trees and power lines.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

School speed zones to be back in effect

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon gave a reminder at Monday night's City Council meeting for citizens to be mindful of school speed zones around the city.

July 30, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local

Last day to appeal assessment is Aug. 24

The Board of Assessors adopted the new cost schedule on land for 2009 at their special called meeting on June 29. They reviewed and approved the new values on the 2009 digest.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

State unveils top 2008 consumer complaints

A new survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and North American Consumer Protection Investigators identified the top 10 consumer complaints in the nation for 2008.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

GBI DNA database now over 1,500 hits in 10 years

DECATUR - The DNA Database at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab or CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) has reached over 1,500 hits to unsolved cases. The total number of hits is now 1,511.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

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Jarriel named Guyton fire chief

Council members took the action at their Tuesday morning meeting. Jarriel had been the interim chief after longtime chief David Starling and assistant chief Mike ...

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Effingham IDA recaps busy year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority, in its first year-end review, discussed its accomplishments for the year so far and announced a goal to nearly double ...

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Architects to look at Springfield city hall uses

Springfield City Council members have agreed to a proposal from a Savannah architecture firm to explore how to redevelop Springfield City Hall.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County says no to possible landfill

Effingham County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 3 to reject a memorandum of understanding from a sanitation company regarding the Grandview tract.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

New bridge along 80 almost ready

The new bridge will replace an aging span across the river that state and local officials proclaim is too narrow. The state Department of Transportation ...

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lariscy wins Guyton mayor race

Former alderman Jeff Lariscy beat incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin 185-125, ending Garvin's 10-year tenure in the post.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Polls open tomorrow for Guyton, E-SPLOST votes

Voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and challenger Jeff Lariscy for mayor. They also will have the option to vote on Sunday ...

November 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Authorities urge safety for trick-or-treating tonight

Trick-or-treating in Rincon will run from 6-10 p.m. tonight, and there also will be extra Rincon Police officers on duty.

October 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Garvin, Lariscy facing off in Guyton’s mayoral election

There is only one contested election in the three municipal elections, as voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and former city council ...

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Guyton fire chief, assistant relieved of duties

Guyton officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the fire chief and assistant fire chief have been relieved of their duties.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local

State Patrol investigating Monday morning fatal wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident Monday morning that claimed the life of a toddler.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Public gets a turn at 275 roundabout plans

The state Department of Transportation revealed its plans for a roundabout at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Rincon-Stillwell Road at an open house.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Driver pulled from river

The driver of a pickup who fell into the Savannah River has been rescued from the river and taken to a Savannah hospital, according to ...

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Guyton awarded grant topping $430K

The city of Guyton has received a 2015 community development block grant in the amount of $436,706 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Local

DOT preaching a message of safety

State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell spoke to the Exchange Club on Thursday to discuss ongoing roads projects and to preach a message of safety ...

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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