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Savannah-Chatham Metro Police prepares for the 4th

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the 4th of July weekend, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State predicts 22 deaths on Georgia road for holiday

As motorists take to the roads this week for the July 4th holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. The 78-hour holiday period began Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State Patrol reminds drivers to keep vehicles from overheating

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers this week that now is the time to make sure your vehicles are ready for the summer driving season.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State asks for caution around fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries and fires when using fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Chamber to host ID theft prevention seminar July 8-9

Officials of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Identity Theft Prevention Seminar on July 8 and 9. The course is open to Chamber members and the general public, Scott Hinson, chairman of the Chamber's Entrepreneur Friendly Task Force, announced.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC packs ’em in

In a few months, the massive EFACEC plant across Highway 21 from the Savannah Technical College-Effingham campus will spring to life. Wednesday evening, hundreds piled into STC's Effingham facility to hear more about the Portuguese manufacturer.

July 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GBI: Man found in Wal-Mart parking lot died of natural causes

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that a man whose body was found in the Rincon Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday died of nautral causes.

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GBI probes weekend death of toddler

Details remain scarce, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the weekend death of a Springfield toddler.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County delays adopting its FY10 budget

Effingham County residents told their county commissioners that pay raises for county employees pale in comparison to their property taxes.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes no changes to liquor law

The Springfield City Council voted to keep the alcohol ordinance the same after considering amending the ordinance to change the time of sales and consumption on premises.

June 29, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


50 years later, effects of train disaster linger

Like Sunday, the same day 50 years earlier was a hot, muggy afternoon.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon looks to add tasers to arsenal

The Rincon Police Department has taken the first step toward putting tasers in the hands of its officers.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City ready for fireworks show

The show will go on Saturday night in Springfield.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State awards $2.95M grant for project

The state made good on its promise of a massive grant that helped lure EFACEC to Effingham County.

June 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners weigh bigger millage rate cut

The millage rate cut Effingham County commissioners are proposing could become a little larger.

June 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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A quiet respite in the storm

As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County wants to get good word on shelter out

Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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