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Rincon says it’s in compliance with probation

Rincon city officials are trying to show the state that they aren't out of compliance with their handling of probations.

October 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Domestic violence awareness candlelight vigil set for Tuesday

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. and the Effingham County Domestic Violence Task Force will sponsor a candlelight vigil Tuesday at 6:30 on the steps of the Effingham County Courthouse with a reception to follow.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


New Jekyll plan unveiled

The board of directors of the Jekyll Island Authority reviewed revised plans Monday from Greensboro-based Linger Longer Communities for a beach village that will be a key part of the island's overall revitalization effort.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Deputy hit while in response

Deputies and Georgia State troopers inspect the crumpled patrol car after a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon at Highway 21 and McCall Road.

October 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bailout package now law

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street firms on Friday afternoon, and President Bush hurriedly signed the legislation into law.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Stone calls for transportation, energy fixes

The gas crunch that much of the state and the South are in now could be alleviated if the U.S. began increasing - and diversifying - its number of oil refineries.

October 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Collins appeal delayed

A police officer fired by Rincon will have his appeal heard later this month.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State high court backs day care over city

A local day care center has fought city hall - and won.

October 18, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fired chief to go before council

Rincon City Council members have agreed to hear the appeal of Michael Berry, who was fired as the city's police chief Sept. 10.

October 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA ‘thrilled’ day is finally here

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members, past and present, couldn't contain their glee that their long-awaited day was finally here.

October 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Portuguese flagship lands in Effingham

One of Europe's leading manufacturers is receiving a large dose of Southern hospitality.

October 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield ready to light up street for Christmas

The Springfield City Council gave City Manager Brett Bennett permission to purchase new Christmas decorations to go on Laurel Street at Tuesday night's meeting.

October 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon moves ahead with Patriot Park plans

Rincon City Council discussed tentative plans for Patriot Park at its meeting Monday night and gave the city manager the go-ahead to seek out bids for the first phase of work, which includes two tennis courts and parking areas.

October 17, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Fired police chief to appeal decision

Rincon City Council members have agreed to hear the appeal of Michael Berry, who was fired as the city's police chief Sept. 10.

October 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State budget woes have county anxious

The state's budget worries have Effingham County commissioners worried, too.

October 14, 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 www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org 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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