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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


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


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Effingham Orthopaedics arrives in Rincon

RINCON -- The Effingham Chamber of Commerce, Effingham Health System and Chatham Orthopaedic Associates came together June 19 to celebrate healthcare partnerships and what they can ...

June 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham cadets complete Leadership Academy with honors

The South Effingham High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) had six cadets complete the Area-12 Leadership Academy held June 9-16 at Riverside ...

June 22, 2018 | | Local


New CEO expects plenty of IDA activity

SPRINGFIELD - There will be no lazy days of summer for the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

June 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield mayor, city council announce millage rate proposal

SPRINGFIELD -- The City of Springfield mayor and council members on Thursday announced their intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by ...

June 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County School District achieves Quality Board Status

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County School District announced the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2018 Quality School Board recognition.

June 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Young players amaze Lady Mustangs coach

GUYTON - South Effingham High School was the site of the recent Mini Mustangs Camp where youngsters piled in to learn more about volleyball.

June 21, 2018 | | Local


Sheriff's Office issues warning about dangerous suspect on loose

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating an armed fugitive.

June 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Belogorska 'travels' to find improvement

GUYTON - South Effingham's Kastin Belogorska is gearing up for her senior season by sharpening skills with Georgia Impact, a high-caliber travel team.

June 20, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Chamber honors Zemurray

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recently presented Samuel Zemurrary the John Adam Treutlen Award for his contributions to Effingham County.

June 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


School board candidates tout virtues during forum

SPRINGFIELD - Robert Grant and Lynn Anderson's battle for a spot on the Effingham County Board of Education is far from heated.

June 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Farm Bureau honors first responders, agricultural products

SPRINGFIELD - Georgia Farm Bureau-Effingham County found a tasty way to honor emergency personnel while also highlighting local agricultural products.

June 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


CASA volunteers bring sense of urgency to children's needs

SPRINGFIELD - Child Advocacy Services SEGA Inc. is a hand that fits into a helpful, loving glove.

June 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon City Council names three city manager finalists

RINCON - Even though a quick resolution to its city manager search is possible, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday that the Rincon City Council is in ...

June 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital authority, hospital board to meet jointly

The Effingham Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet jointly in regular session June 26 at 7:15 P.M. in ...

June 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Veterans Open Job Fair set in Hinesville

HINESVILLE -- The Georgia Department of Labor, Hinesville Career Center and Liberty College & Career Academy are partnering to host the 2018 Veterans Open Job Fair. More ...

June 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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