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Probate judge steps down

Gov. Sonny Perdue has accepted the resignation of Effingham County Probate Judge Frances Seckinger, a spokesman for the governor said.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton ready for town hall meeting

Guyton residents will have a chance soon to find out more about their city's public safety measures.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Search is on, widens for escapee

Effingham County law enforcement officials are searching for a prisoner who overpowered a supervisor and escaped from a work detail early Friday morning.

May 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


No charges in pedestrian fatality

Charges are not expected to be filed against a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian early on the morning of April 5.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon police after A/C, copper theft ring

Rincon police are hoping to be hot on the trail of a ring of air conditioner thieves.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton’s Olive Branch wants to extend offerings

Olive Branch restaurant owner Demetrios Sotiropoulos is in the middle of a renovation of his Guyton establishment.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


USDA has low interest home loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the USDA Rural Development Agency, has made over $3 million dollars available in low-interest loan funds to income-eligible applicants to purchase homes in Effingham and surrounding counties. Loans are 100 percent with no down payment required.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senators praise judge’s confirmation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the Senate's confirmation of Augusta attorney James Randall Hall to serve as the next U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Georgia.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson lauds Senate passage of housing market stimulation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to stimulate the nation's declining housing market. The legislation includes Isakson's proposal to offer tax credits to individuals purchasing a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. The legislation passed by a vote of 84 to 12.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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


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Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters ...

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in ...

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes ...

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

SAVANNAH – Last Friday, the Thunder Task Force came together in Savannah to write 332 citations and 120 warnings to drivers violating traffic laws.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office was notified that Investigators with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had cultivated information that there may ...

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Hussars hold Annual Confederate Memorial Day service

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 welcomed friends and guests recently for their annual Confederate Memorial Day Service to honor those who fought and ...

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham educator selected to attend Keystone Science School

RINCON – Jessica Lyons, a 10th and 11th grade environmental and physical science teacher at South Effingham High School, has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend ...

June 15, 2017 | By Carrie Thompson | Local


Rincon City Council denies permit to Williamsburg Townhomes

The Rincon City Council heard arguments both for and against a Master Plan Revision for Williamsburg Townhomes at a meeting Monday night before ultimately deciding ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 banquet for members

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Recognition Banquet Thursday night at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon to hand out awards ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Dr. Franklin Goldwire honored with Treutlen Award Thursday

Dr. Franklin Goldwire was honored Thursday night with the Treutlen Award at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Membership Recognition Banquet, which took place ...

June 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder results in more than 1,200 stops

SAVANNAH – Nearly 1,300 people were affected by the latest wave of Operation Rolling Thunder.

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hollywood actress Renee Lawless pays visit to ECHS

On Friday, May 5, Hollywood celebrity and actress, Renee Lawless (Katherine Cryer on Haves and Have Nots), visited Effingham County High School to teach a ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New Effingham Orthopaedics now seeing patients

Springfield, GA - Effingham Health System is collaborating with Chatham Orthopaedic Associates to offer industry-leading orthopaedic care and sports medicine in Effingham County.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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