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Treutlen House seeks to keep doors open

Treutlen House is looking for the help of the community to remain open in the coming month.

December 16, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


DOT suspends most major lane closures

The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction projects across the state - suspending most lane closures on interstate and major state highways, including the I-95 construction projects in McIntosh, Glynn and Liberty counties - to ease traffic congestion for Thanksgiving holiday travelers.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


It’s ABC for Guard unit —Alpha Battery Christmas

A group of Effingham citizens has joined together to plan for a community effort of appreciation for the local Georgia Army National Guard, Alpha Battery of the 118th Field Artillery Battalion, headquartered in Springfield. The plan is to provide a Christmas luncheon for the troops and their families, numbering approximately 200.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Exchange Club begins annual Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning the annual Empty Stocking Fund drive. This effort goes into a community fund to fill the needs of local families, children, elderly and disabled at Christmas in the county.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victim Witness makes a call for cell phone drive

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announces another special emphasis on a cell phone fundraising program. Proceeds from the collection efforts will be applied to fund the services provided to victims of personal injury crime throughout the community.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA can’t land Project Arx

The long-awaited Project Arx has landed finally - in South Carolina.

December 16, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon city manager steps down

Rincon City Manager Donald Toms tendered his resignation, effective Jan. 9, at a special called meeting Monday night.

December 15, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon closes internal investigation

Rincon City Council has closed its investigation into allegations against the former police chief, Michael Berry. According to city attorney Raymond Dickey, the mayor and aldermen will share its findings in the investigation with the public at its regular council meetings in January.

December 15, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Springfield approves $1.3 million budget for FY2009

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved its 2009 budget.

December 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Commissioners anxiously await opening new 911 center

Effingham County commissioners fretted at their meeting last Tuesday about the delayed opening of the 911 center.

December 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bucket Brigade pitches in

Guyton's volunteer fire department received one of 23 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grants on Wednesday. The department will use the $5,000 grant to purchase automated external defibrillators for their fire trucks, which will enable them to quickly respond to cardiac conditions.

December 12, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Rincon denies ex-chief’s appeal

Rincon City Council denied former police chief Michael Berry's appeal of his termination Monday night, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the dispute between the city and the ousted chief.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County ready to fly with LifeStar?

Effingham County commissioners approved a contract proposal to the operators of the LifeStar air ambulance, but whether it will fly with OmniFlight remains to be seen.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Early voting set to begin

Effingham County voters can start heading back to the electronic voting machines this week to take part in five runoff elections.

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon OKs personnel review policy

Rincon City Council unanimously approved a list of 25 general policies during last week's meeting.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Want to know what's going on? See the new Regional Calendar

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield audit comes back clean

The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Wildlife hotline has been busier than anticipated

TIFTON - To educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide wildlife hotline.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Signs are a coming attraction for the Mars

Springfield officials hope their action Tuesday night will go a long way toward answering what they say has been a frequent question of late.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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


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