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Authorities search for escaped prisoner

Effingham County sheriffs deputies and Effingham Prison officials are looking for a prisoner who escaped earlier today.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia gets $20M in public safety grants

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the release of $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These awards will help state and local first responders improve emergency communications and coordination during a natural or man-made disaster.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon works on new alcohol laws

Rincon City Council members are expected to get the first reading of a new alcohol ordinance at their meeting Monday.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Early Saturday morning accident turns deadly

An Effingham County woman died Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to get its law book in order

The ordinances for the city of Springfield will be organized in a more user friendly way. The council approved using the services of Municipal Code Corporation to organize the ordinances, and create a new code book.

May 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Aiden’s parents plead not guilty

The parents of a toddler who spent two months in the hospital recovering from injuries stemming from alleged child abuse pled not guilty to all the charges in Effingham County Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


More burn center patients discharged

Medical staff at Doctors Hospital is reporting good news that two of the Imperial Sugar patients, who received treatment on the Rehab Unit, are being discharged today. Another Imperial Sugar burn patient is expected to be discharged Wednesday from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center to the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Fort Howard, Lisa Street road closure

On April 12, the city of Rincon will close the intersection of Lisa Street and Fort Howard Road due to utility service work. Work will begin at 7 a.m., and is estimated that the road will reopen by April 14. If you have any questions, feel free to contact City Hall at 826-5996.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Lights to go out in Guyton Tuesday

Georgia Power will have a scheduled power outage today that will affect the northern half of Guyton, company representatives said.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County starts budget work in earnest

Effingham County's staff is beginning work on the fiscal year 2008-09 in earnest.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work done, but a lot left undone

There is one thing members of the state Senate and House of Representatives can agree on easily - they are glad to be done.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Warning issued about phony refund scam

ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers of an email phishing scam designed to look like it's from the IRS.

April 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Big price tag for road projects

A draft of a transportation study for Effingham County's future transportation needs carries a hefty price tag for the recommendations - $490 million.

April 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter-Burns bill heads to governor

Effingham County voters likely will head to the polls in November with a chance to determine their property tax futures.

April 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Old Augusta about to become a new road

The ceremonial turn of the shovel took place on a warm Tuesday afternoon. The real work will begin in a few days for the long-awaited Old Augusta Road project.

April 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

The South Effingham High School NJROTC was recently designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2016-2017 school year by the Naval Service Training ...

May 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia participating in Summer Food Service Program

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Tax Assessors announce Assessment Notices appeal due June 19

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Tech to offer Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit Program

RINCON - In partnership with Effingham and Bryan County regional manufacturing partners, Savannah Technical College will offer the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of Credit ...

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS, SEHS seniors celebrate College Acceptance Day

On May 2, graduating seniors from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School celebrating College Acceptance Day by coming to school dressed in ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Zack Norton honored by ECSD deputies

One of Effingham County's strongest and bravest citizens, Zack Norton, was honored recently by an equally strong and brave group of Effingham County Sheriff ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Quick-thinking kids learn about safety

Effingham County second grade students gathered in the gymnasium of Ebenezer Middle School Thursday to put their knowledge on safety to the test at the ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

An Effingham County family of three recently added a few members to the family - seven, to be exact - as their adoption of the "Super Seven ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Meeting on DRT America to be Wednesday night

A public hearing regarding DRT America and the potential hazard it could cause to Ebenezer Creek will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at ...

May 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Community Orchestra Concert Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will perform its spring concert on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Dept. Gymnasium ...

May 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


National Association of Letter Carriers hosting 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


The adventure of a lifetime: A cross-country trip on foot

Last week, many citizens of Effingham County came into contact or saw from a distance two characters walking the roads and streets of the community.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Bobcats celebrate 34th May Day

Rincon Elementary School hosted the 34th annual May Day on Friday morning with a crowd of hundreds watching.

May 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

On Tuesday, May 2, the Effingham County Navigator Team (ECNT) held a fundraiser at the Huddle House in Rincon to raise money for the group.

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

One Rincon family's request to build a privacy fence on their property was a long-debated issue at Monday night's Rincon City Council meeting ...

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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