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City fires back against ex-chief

The city of Rincon has added another chapter in a legal battle with former police chief Michael Berry.

February 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon housekeeper cleans up in Georgia Lottery

ATLANTA - Lorraine Lopez, a housekeeper and team leader for the Air National Guard, is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win. Lopez, 46, won $198,753 as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the Jan. 24 Fantasy 5 drawing.

February 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State leaders painting dire budget picture

Effingham County business and government leaders got a first-hand look earlier this week at just how deep the state's fiscal problems are.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


But not all of Effingham’s news is bad

While Effingham County business and government leaders are still wondering just how much money will be available for such mammoth undertakings as the Effingham Parkway, not all the news was bad this week.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Developers search for Goody’s replacement

Developers of the Fort Howard Square are confident they can fill quickly the hole that will be left by Goody's impending closing.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to push for more parkway help

As Effingham County Chamber of Commerce members and other community leaders gather in Atlanta, they'll be knocking on doors of key lawmakers and administrators in the state.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County tallies up sewage spill amount

The amount of sewage that spilled out of a ruptured force main is approximately 4,700 gallons, according to Effingham County engineer Steve Liotta.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Ports open new intermodal container transfer facility

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday the opening of the Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal. The new facility features three working tracks at 2,145 feet each and a total of 12,406 feet of storage tracks.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon digs into searches

Rincon City Council is about to start in earnest its search for the city's next police chief.

January 22, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Three-car accident at Courthouse, Midland

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a three-car accident at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Midland Road. The intersection has been closed temporarily.

January 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Much rejoicing taking place as Obama takes oath of office

It's a day they thought they wouldn't live to see.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Dr. King’s dream is still alive, Dunham says

The dream is still alive, Chester Dunham proclaimed Monday morning, and now it rests in the hands of the people.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton continues talks with county

Guyton officials are continuing their talks with Effingham County representatives on sewage plans, Mayor Michael Garvin said.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon to defer some single-family building fees

The Rincon City Council has taken a unique step to help out the homebuilding industry.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County probes cause, extent of sewage spill

Effingham County officials are trying to figure out what caused a sewage spill Thursday afternoon and determine how much got out.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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