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King America settles with county over fish kill

Effingham County now has in its hands a $30,000 check, the result of its settlement with King America Finishing.

January 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Firefighters honored for explosion exploits

An off-duty Effingham County firefighter who was one of the first to respond to a tanker-pickup truck collision and fire that claimed the lives of three brothers, and two Springfield firefighters were honored for their efforts in that incident.

January 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners adopt updated job description for county administrator

With a revised county administrator job description in place, Effingham County commissioners may begin searching for a new day-to-day leader.

January 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County commissioners approve new travel policy

A new travel policy for Effingham County employees is set to go into effect, after commissioners unanimously approved its adoption last week.

January 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Long arms of the law help trapped driver

The quick actions of two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies are being credited with saving a man's life Thursday afternoon.

January 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Honey Ridge Road closed; 2,000 without power

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports that Honey Ridge Road is closed at Highway 119 because downed trees and power line.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Lee ready to start next term as mayor

Ken Lee took his oath as the mayor of Rincon for the third time Monday night. Starting next month, he'll have more time to devote to his elected duty.

January 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mars to make its debut

The long-awaited premiere for the Mars Theatre has been set.

January 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jury, trial date set for Moretz case

For a third time, a jury has been selected for Kimberly Moretz's trial.

January 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Five injured in crash on Highway 17

Five people were injured, including one seriously, in a three-car crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 17 at Roebling Road.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Statesboro to host state NAACP leaders

NAACP leaders from throughout Georgia will meet in downtown Statesboro on Jan. 24 and 25.

January 07, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


County to take up travel policy again

Effingham County commissioners will take up a travel policy Tuesday that has been tabled three times.

January 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bracing for the cold?

More chilly weather is in store for Effingham County, with temperatures likely in the teens and wind chills as low as single digits early Tuesday morning and into Wednesday.

January 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Statesboro to hold hearing on controversial club

Statesboro City Council members will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning to hear evidence as to whether the alcohol license issued to Karen Pittman Brown for the operation of Primetime Lounge, 608C Northside Drive W., should be suspended or revoked.

January 06, 2014 | By Jason Wermers | Local


Homeowners may get relief from cold’s damage

ATLANTA - With historic low temperatures expected for across the state over the next few days, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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ECSO mourns passing of retired longtime K9

Canine handler Cpl. Jamie Thompson, and the entire Effingham County Sheriff's Office are mourning the loss of K9 Lt. "Conan."

April 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Eden exterminator gets $1M lottery prize

ATLANTA – Purchasing a Georgia Lottery instant ticket was a grand slam for an Effingham County man, who won big while buying a cup of joe. Mathew McGee, 45, won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

April 22, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon OKs August country music event at park

Rincon City Council members cleared the way for a country music festival at Freedom Park this August, but they still have to finalize fees and policies for the venue.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County weighs changes to fees

Effingham County commissioners didn't approve a new schedule of fees, but after their discussion on the topic, a restructuring appears to be in the offing.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State: ACA signups just under 150K

ATLANTA - With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City says building on annexed land won’t happen soon

Rincon City Council members tried to assure a neighbor of its newly-annexed property that it won't be home to sprawling new subdivision anytime soon.

April 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County may seek bonds to ease water-sewer debt

Effingham County commissioners may seek another method to alleviate their water and sewer debt.

April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two wrecks end in fatalities

A 72-year-old man and a teenager died from injuries in separate accidents Thursday on Effingham County roads.

April 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City council adopts policies, procedures for Mars Theatre

With the grand opening of Springfield's Mars Theatre two weeks away, city council members approved a list of policies and procedures for the facility Tuesday night.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No alcohol for movies at the Mars

While beer and wine will be served at certain live performances, alcohol likely won't flow at the Mars Theatre when it shows movies.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff’s office gets highway safety grant

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City talks plans for fire station

Rincon City Council members are expected to hold a zoning hearing at their next meeting on the city's newly-annexed 66 acres off Blue Jay and McCall roads.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County set to start work on roads

Improvements to McCall and Blue Jay roads are expected to start this week, according to temporary county administrator Toss Allen.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Challenge to Jones' candidacy dismissed

Vera Jones can continue her re-election bid, after the Effingham County Board of Elections voted 3-1 Friday morning to dismiss a challenge to her candidacy.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen ready for second run at seat

The numbers, Rick Allen believes, are in his favor.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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