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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

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

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Kieffer, Jones, Mason to run again

At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local

DOT looks at solutions for 95/21

Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Getting in on the clues

A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local

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

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