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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


County commissioners still poring over budget

Effingham County commissioners are set to approve their fiscal year 2010 budget next week. But what that final budget will look like - nearly a month after it was going into effect - remains a question.

July 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State Patrol troopers taking part in multi-state effort

State traffic enforcement officers in Georgia are working with their counterparts in four other southeastern states this week for a traffic safety campaign that targets traffic violations most commonly identified as contributing factors in fatal traffic crashes.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Chatham County says chicken has tested positive for EEE

Chatham County Mosquito Control has received notification that a chicken used for disease surveillance tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the first of two tests for the virus. The chicken was exposed near the Ogeechee River in Chatham County.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


UWCE begins program funding application proces

Local non-profit organizations have between now and Sept. 14 to declare their intent to apply for funding from United Way of the Coastal Empire.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Screven makes room for Effingham prisoners

Effingham County will house some of its jail residents in Screven County's facility under an agreement approved by the county commissioners Tuesday.

July 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


ECSO applies for grant for 20 in-car computers

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies cars soon may be getting long-awaited computers.

July 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton moves forward with creation of leisure services board

Guyton City Council took another step toward creating a leisure services board.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Family, community pay last respects

STATESBORO - A Bulloch County National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan was laid to rest Saturday following a standing-room only funeral that packed Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church in Statesboro.

July 20, 2009 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Plans taking shape for Peter Giles Jr. Park

A checkerboard for Peter Giles Jr. Park is almost ready but work is still continuing on the sign for the newly-renamed park.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to vote on proposed ATV park

Effingham County commissioners will have the second reading of zoning change that may allow for an all-terrain vehicle course.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State farmers to get $1.8M in disaster relief

USDA Farm Service Agency Georgia Acting State Executive Director David Laster announced that Georgia's farmers and ranchers will receive approximately $1.8 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters that happened in 2008 and 2009.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham County IDA zeroing in an Savannah's Herndon

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Industrial Development Authoriy on Sunday named Savannah's Brandt Herndon as the finalist for its CEO opening.

May 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield Elementary School students to reveal Catie's Fund total

SAVANNAH - Springfield Elementary School will recognize Effingham County for its financial contribution and community impact to Catie's Fund, a Named Fund of CURE Childhood ...

May 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Deloach earns ACCG certificate

The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

May 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


First graders celebrate reading achievements

GUYTON -- Reading has many rewards.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


4-H team wins state modified trap championship

RINCON -- Aiming high helped Effingham County 4-H's junior modified trap team hit a big target Saturday.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System agrees to record-setting civil penalty

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System is taking its medicine by agreeing to a record civil penalty related to alleged record keeping and notification violations of the ...

May 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Plane crash cleanup underway

SAVANNAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- Cleanup efforts are underway for Hwy 21 near Savannah Hilton Head International Airport where a Puerto Rico Air National Guard ...

May 16, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham girls make history

GUYTON - South Effingham's girls golf team made history by qualifying for the state championship meet, a first for the Mustangs program.

May 16, 2018 | | Local


Griffin steps down as Effingham County coach

Just a couple of weeks after being named Region 2-AAAAAA's top coach, Brett Griffin has stepped down as head of the Effingham County baseball ...

May 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham searching for baseball coach

GUYTON -- South Effingham has opted not to retain John DeRing as its baseball coach.

May 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Renasant Bank delivers pet items donated by customers

Dana Causey, Lauren Kennedy, Misty Folker and Barbara Liscio of Renasant Bank dropped off a bevy of supplies for the Effingham County Animal Shelter on ...

May 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


It's Helmly vs. Johnson for District 4 board seat

RINCON - The Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat will be contested in this election and will pit incumbent Beth Helmly against newcomer Ben ...

May 15, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


Georgia State Patrol reports 15 April crashes

Troopers from the Rincon post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 15 traffic crashes during April in Effingham County.

May 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County athletes shine at Class AAAAAA meet

The Effingham County track team wrapped up its season at the Class AAAAAA state meet in Carrollton where three athletes earned top five finishes.

May 14, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


P.B. Edwards Gym offering turbo kickboxing

PORT WENTWORTH - Turbo Kick LIVE is not just a fitness class - it's a total experience that combines a high-energy workout with a party feel.

May 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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