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Residents with functional, medical needs urged to get on registry

The start of hurricane season is just around the corner and those residents who meet certain criteria are encouraged to apply to be on the Effingham County Functional and Medical Needs Registry.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Second trial in pig attack delayed

The trial of an Effingham County man accused in the March 2013 attack on a pet pig is delayed as defense attorneys wait on a witness - the accused's alleged accomplice.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Local


GSP seeks answers on fatal wreck driver

The Georgia State Patrol is working to determine who was driving a car that crashed early Saturday morning in Effingham County, killing one of the two men inside the car.

May 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Driver survives collision with log truck

Kiersten Close's plans for a beach day with her best friend came to a jarring halt Monday afternoon.

May 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


One man killed in early morning crash

One man was killed in an overnight crash in Effingham County.

May 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City looks for county’s aid on park parking

Springfield officials asked Effingham County commissioners Tuesday if and when they could help with improvements around Ulmer Park.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Campaign has taken Kingston to all corners of the state

The fabled Georgia writer Sidney Lanier described Georgia covered from "Rabun Gap to Tybee Light." Jack Kingston is now more than familiar with what Lanier had in mind.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hearing date set for appeal on elections board decision

An Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge will hear an appeal filed on the Effingham County Board of Elections' dismissal of a challenge to county Commissioner Vera Jones' candidacy.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hospital issues alert on potential phone scam

Effingham Health System is making the public aware of scammers who are targeting people in the area.

May 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Saturday early voting to be held this weekend

Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians of Saturday early voting this weekend. Polling locations throughout the state will be open this Saturday.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Assessment notices have been mailed

The Effingham County Board of Assessors mailed 27,180 change of assessment notices on April 30. Property owners have 45 days to review their new assessment and file an appeal if they feel their assessed value is incorrect.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Boater safety course set for May 17

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on May 17.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon to add to planning staff

Rincon may be adding to its city staff in the next few months, after city council members approved a job description for a community development planner.

May 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon awards bid for new fire station

Rincon City Council members approved a bid for the planned Blue Jay/McCall road fire station, granting the contract to Nicky Powell Construction on Monday night.

May 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Variety of issues, stances for commission hopefuls

From fire stations to libraries to water and sewer debt, Effingham County commission candidates staked their positions and their claims to the three seats up for election this month.

May 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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


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


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