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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


Family, community pay last respects

STATESBORO - A Bulloch County National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan was laid to rest Saturday following a standing-room only funeral that packed Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church in Statesboro.

July 20, 2009 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Plans taking shape for Peter Giles Jr. Park

A checkerboard for Peter Giles Jr. Park is almost ready but work is still continuing on the sign for the newly-renamed park.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to vote on proposed ATV park

Effingham County commissioners will have the second reading of zoning change that may allow for an all-terrain vehicle course.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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