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Local pastor seeks to rebuild Haiti orphanage

As the devastation mounts in Haiti from the earthquake and its sizable aftershocks over the past week and a half, 62 lives were spared at an orphanage supported by a local pastor's mission organization.

January 21, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade

Organizers couldn't have asked for a nicer day for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade.

January 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon gets changes in special flood hazard area

There have been changes in the boundaries of the special flood hazard area for Rincon, and the city is set to notify citizens of the changes and their impact.

January 18, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton, Habitat seeking solution

Guyton city officials are looking into what they can do to help a family moving into a Habitat for Humanity for home.

January 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King’s message resonates

The words and message of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are as relevant now as they were a generation ago, state Sen. Jack Hill said.

January 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to hold update on old courthouse plans

Effingham County commissioners will hold a public information meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing rehabilitation of the historic courthouse.

January 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sworn in

Ulysses Eaton and Michael Johnson were sworn in as aldermen on the Guyton City Council at the beginning of Tuesday's council meeting.

January 15, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs site plan for Wendy’s

The news that a Wendy's is coming to Rincon is generating a lot of buzz.

January 14, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Northway takes the helm in Springfield

Barton Alderman handed his gavel to Jeff Northway on Tuesday night, as Northway took his position as mayor of Springfield.

January 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Group offers free help for filing property tax return

The We, the Taxpayers, organization will have a public meeting for all citizens who wish to attend to discuss the present efforts of the organization regarding the issue of Effingham County property taxes.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow fields variety of questions in rural listening tour

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) recently completed his 2010 Rural Listening Tour, which included a stop in Statesboro.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon's well may get its permit

The city of Rincon may be a step closer to a long-desired permit for its lower Floridan well, a well that can't be used without the state's blessing.

January 11, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


County moves ahead with animal control plan

Effingham County commissioners have approved funding two sheriff's deputies to take over animal control enforcement issues.

January 11, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents urged to get H1N1 vaccine

SAVANNAH-It's not too late for residents in the Coastal Health District to get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. The virus is still circulating and causing mild to severe illness.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County wants a sitdown to go over Guyton offer

Effingham County commissioners aim to hold a meeting with Guyton and Springfield officials to discuss a proposal from Guyton on wastewater treatment.

January 11, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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