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County tries to figure out cause of sewage spill

Effingham County officials are trying to figure out what caused a sewage spill Thursday afternoon and determine how much got out.

January 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton looking to put a stop to increased speeding

The removal of several stop signs around Guyton has improved the flow of traffic, but it's also meant more speeding - a lot more.

January 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Numbers add up for Treutlen House

Members of the Treutlen House board announced Wednesday that $146,941 was raised in an effort to keep the facility open.

January 15, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield OKs loan from GEFA

The Springfield City Council approved a resolution to accept a loan from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Georgia Fund with financial conditions.

January 15, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Eaton sworn in to Guyton City Council

Ulysses Eaton, left, takes the oath of office from Guyton city clerk Debra Scruggs during the Guyton City Council meeting Tuesday night.

January 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Barrow wants to know where half of federal bailout went

With more than half of the $700 billion pledged from the federal government to the Wall Street bailout already spent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow has one question.

January 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Banner humbled by selection

Pastor Verdie Banner will be the grand marshal for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Springfield on Monday.

January 12, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Habitat, county to work on grants

Effingham County and the Effingham Habitat for Humanity may be joining forces to pursue block grants to help the home-building organization.

January 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter glad trauma system is hot topic

With the General Assembly set to convene Monday at the state Capitol, the discussion of the state's trauma system - and its lack thereof - is heating up, much to state Rep. Buddy Carter's delight.

January 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners deny fired animal control officer’s appeal

A former Effingham County Animal Control employee had the appeal of his termination denied Tuesday.

January 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Wounded Marine draws inspiration from president

The gesture from the President of the United States was as unexpected as the visit itself.

January 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New members of BoC ready to start work

They've already started their training in Athens and they've been more than interested observers at the last few county commission meetings.

January 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Election winners sworn in Tuesday

Effingham County's elected officials took their oaths of office Tuesday, the final step before assuming their offices.

January 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Long journey about to begin

By the time they board the plane that will take them to Afghanistan, the soldiers of Alpha Battery of the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion will be well-traveled.

December 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Civil rights groups say justice isn’t being done for accused father

Members of four local Christian and civil rights organizations convened at the Church of the Harvest on Saturday to rally support for an Effingham County resident who they believe was wrongfully indicted for killing his 8-week-old daughter in May 2006.

December 30, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

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

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tow to Go ready for the weekend

More than one in five consumers said they rarely or never use a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA survey.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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