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A busy day for commisssioners, too

Today will be a busy day at the polls and for Effingham County commissioners.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


10-month-old continues to fight for recovery

A 10-month-old baby remains in critical condition at a Savannah hospital, and his mother and father remain in jail.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State grants could aid watershed management

Effingham County could get some state help in funding its watershed management study.

February 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to declare Feb. 11 as 2-1-1 Day

Effingham County Board of Commissioners will proclaim Feb. 11 as 2-1-1 Day in Effingham County at their meeting Tuesday. Myra Lewis, Board of Commissioners chairperson, will sign the proclamation in a ceremony at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


City, developer working on another way into center

The Fort Howard Square shopping center could mean some changes to Fort Howard Road at its intersection with Highway 21.

February 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia Chamber wants to 'Get Georgia Moving'

The very real possibility that 2008 may be the year that Georgia takes a giant step forward toward finding solutions to its transportation woes has energized a statewide group of organizations committed to improvements.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Referendum, primary voting locations

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at county and municipal voting precincts. Voters in the Springfield and Rincon alcohol referendums must vote on that issue for their respective city at Springfield City Hall for Springfield residents or the Vernon C. Hinely Center in Rincon for Rincon residents.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Sharing his vision

Craig MacFarlane talked to Effingham Rotary members about the importance of perseverance and helping others when he was visiting Effingham last week.

February 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Most Georgians not ready for an emergency

A recent statewide survey conducted on behalf of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) finds that when faced with large-scale emergencies, such as natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks or terrorist attacks, most Georgians are not prepared to survive without assistance for the recommended 72 hours, though 78 percent think they are.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson praises progress in Iraq

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday where he praised the progress U.S. troops are making in Iraq, highlighting his recent visit to Iraq this month to meet with Georgia troops.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Wheels turning for EFACEC

With the groundbreaking still weeks away, EFACEC is beginning to gear up for its opening next year.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow answers questions from Sand Hill fifth-graders

U.S. Rep. John Barrow visited Sand Hill Elementary fifth graders Thursday for a lesson on U.S. government.

February 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rotary Club seeks volunteer of the year nominees

The Rotary Club of Effingham is accepting nominations for volunteer of the year.

February 21, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


State troopers probe Friday's fatal accident

A Savannah man remains in critical condition after an accident Friday night on Highway 21 claimed the life of a passenger in his car.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Liquor referendum stirs debate

Bob Rogers and Charles Kea agree on one thing - neither wants to see bars and liquor stores open in Effingham County.

February 21, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Scott Pinholster arrested in connection with death of Courtney Wells

Earlier this afternoon, investigators with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the death investigation of Courtney Wells.

January 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton woman found dead Sunday morning identified as Courtney Wells

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called a suspicious death after a woman was found deceased lying along a dirt ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton updates one contract, adds another to help with wastewater treatment plant

In a special called meeting by the Guyton City Council Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Lariscy and the other members of the council updated a contract ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death.

January 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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