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Tax commissioner candidates spar

The candidates for Effingham County tax commissioner tried to draw distinct differences between themselves in the first of two forums held this week.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Tough times taking a toll on food pantries

The Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE) is working to increase donations to local food pantries in Effingham for those in need.

November 07, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Former Rincon cop asks for city’s help

A former Rincon police officer asked Rincon City Council to help pay his medical bills for an injury suffered in the line of duty and to clear his name.

November 07, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

BoE candidates weigh priorities for shrinking budget

The two candidates for the Effingham County Board of Education's District 2 seat said they don't want to cut anything that might affect the quality of education for county students.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local

Wynn asks for another officer

Springfield Police Chief Paul Wynn requested an additional officer for the police department be placed in the 2009 budget at a special called meeting Wednesday.

November 04, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Sewage plant foes line up

Guyton's controversial plans to build a 500,000 gallons-per-day wastewater treatment facility will be up for discussion at Tuesday's 7 p.m. council meeting.

November 04, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

County OKs spending for assessor's Web site

Finding out what land and homes are selling for in Effingham County can continue to be done from the comfort of a computer.

November 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County to discuss future of the Effingham Parkway

Effingham County commissioners will meet later this month with transportation officials and consultants to discuss the future of the Effingham Parkway.

November 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Rincon agrees to delay Berry appeal

Rincon City Council will hear the appeal from former police chief Michael Berry on Nov. 3 after council members voted to delay the hearing during a special called meeting Monday night.

October 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Wall Street bailout package won’t be a quick fix

The massive Wall Street bailout package passed and signed into law last week won't be a quick fix for the nation's economic woes, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said Wednesday morning.

October 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Effingham Victim Witness gets grant from Target

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its efforts in fostering safe families and communities through education.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Teen killed in ATV accident

An Effingham County teenager was killed Tuesday when the all-terrain vehicle he was a passenger on turned over.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Port planning on more growth and expansion

Doug J. Marchand, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, outlined actions required to achieve continued growth and prosperity for the Port of Savannah during his annual State of the Port speech Thursday, "Strengthening Our Advantages."

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Two forums for local races scheduled for this week

Political forums featuring the candidates in all contested races on Nov. 4 are set for Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The LIFE group has invited all candidates to participate in these forums on Oct. 14 at South Effingham High School and Oct. 16 at the Board of Education auditorium in Springfield. Both forums will begin at 7 p.m.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Strong showing for registration and early voting

Voter registration for the 2008 general election concluded Monday, and by all indications it could be a strong turnout.

October 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local

State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as and are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local

Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Six hurt in truck, daycare van wreck

Six people were injured, one of them seriously, when a pickup collided with a childcare business' van Monday morning at Highway 21 and Ebenezer Road.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Pastor’s death hits church, friends hard

Jeffrey Rollins' length of tenure as pastor of First Baptist Church of Springfield spoke volumes about he how felt about his church, and how his church felt about him, the church's deacon chairman said Monday.

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local

Local pastor dies in one-car crash

A local pastor died Saturday in a one-car crash on Highway 119 near the Georgia/South Carolina state line.

February 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local

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