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Bracing for the cold?

More chilly weather is in store for Effingham County, with temperatures likely in the teens and wind chills as low as single digits early Tuesday morning and into Wednesday.

January 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Statesboro to hold hearing on controversial club

Statesboro City Council members will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning to hear evidence as to whether the alcohol license issued to Karen Pittman Brown for the operation of Primetime Lounge, 608C Northside Drive W., should be suspended or revoked.

January 06, 2014 | By Jason Wermers | Local


Homeowners may get relief from cold’s damage

ATLANTA - With historic low temperatures expected for across the state over the next few days, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Agencies to hold winter weather chat

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and key partners will host a Twitter chat to help promote winter weather preparedness.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Five people killed in New Year’s wrecks across state

The state Department of Public Safety reported five deaths on state roads during the New Year's Day holiday.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon man hurt in New Year’s Eve accident

SAVANNAH – An Effingham County man was seriously injured on New Year's Eve when a minivan ran over him in downtown Savannah.

January 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Plant permit appeal to be heard

A longtime vocal critic of Guyton's wastewater treatment plans will have another chance to state his case.

January 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


As calendar turns, check expiration date on license

As the New Year begins, Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell recommends checking the expiration date of your driver's license or ID card.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chosen for community housing initiative

Five Georgia communities - Albany, Douglasville, Perry, Porterdale and Rincon - have been selected to begin a three-year program to assist them in addressing their housing needs.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


DNR ranger honored after rescuing hunters lost on the Ogeechee

Four conservation rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division, including one who came to the aid of four lost hunters along the Ogeechee Rivers, recently were recognized at the 2013 Governor's Public Safety Awards ceremony.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Insurance commissioner stresses fireworks safety

ATLANTA - State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges parents to protect their children - and themselves - from the dangers of fireworks during the New Year's holiday.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


ECSO warns against firing guns to celebrate New Year’s

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is reminding all citizens to be responsible and not to fire a gun in a reckless manner, to ensure a safe New Year's Eve for all.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners trying to finalize administrator’s job, duties

When Effingham County commissioners convene next Tuesday, they may resume deliberations on what the next county administrator will do.

December 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to continue working on building master plan

Effingham County commissioners are trying to figure out not only what offices need to be grouped together but where the county's main office needs to be.

December 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Weathering the storms

Rainy weather couldn't keep a crowd of friends and supporters from participating in a softball and kickball tournament to benefit Hugo Soto.

December 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Hall pleads guilty in 2011 fatal wreck

An Effingham County man accused in the April 2011 vehicular homicide of his passenger pled guilty Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Accused pig assailant pleads guilty

Almost a year after video cameras caught his attack on a pet pig, a Springfield man has pled guilty to charges of animal cruelty.

March 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cell phone sales lead to warden’s ouster

The warden of the Effingham County Prison has been allowed to resign after a state Department of Corrections investigation revealed cell phones confiscated from prisoners were being sold without authorization.

March 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


House 1st District hopeful talks to Effingham Democrats

First District U.S. House candidate Amy Tavio was a big hit at the meeting of the Effingham Democrats last Thursday.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Elections board hires attorney for Jones’ candidacy challenge

The Effingham County board of elections has hired an attorney to aid it as it weighs a challenge to a candidate's qualification.

March 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Doors open to new jail

Starting Tuesday, if you want to visit the Effingham County Jail, the sheriff's office will ask whom you're there to see.

March 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State troopers investigate eight crashes in February

State troopers from the Rincon post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated eight traffic crashes during February in Effingham County. Sgt. Chris Nease said the traffic crashes resulted in nine injuries and one traffic death.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


GOP hopefuls visit Effingham Tea Party

With six Republicans on the ballot for Georgia's District 1 seat in the U.S. House and five running in U.S. House District 12, John McCallum and Eugene Yu are both in crowded fields in their respective congressional races.

March 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County OKs rec projects for last of impact fees

With input from the count recreation board, Effingham County commissioners have agreed to a list of projects that could benefit from the remainder of recreation impact fees.

March 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Challenge, Web site ask candidate to return money

A challenge has been filed against an Effingham County commissioner seeking re-election, accusing her of withholding money that should have been refunded to the county.

March 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


McDonald touts state’s investment in solar power

Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald rode in Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade Monday in 1929 Model A convertible.

March 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Sheriff ready to move into new jail soon

The public will get its first look at the completed Effingham County Jail this weekend, and Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie can't wait to start moving inmates into it.

March 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall trial set to start April 1

The often-delayed trial of an Effingham County man accused of a 2011 accident that killed one person and injured three others has a new start date.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Perry pleads guilty to murdering cousin

An Effingham County man has pled guilty to the July 2013 slaying of his cousin.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Panel to review state’s child welfare system

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the creation of the Child Welfare Reform Council to improve the child welfare system and better protect Georgia's most vulnerable citizens.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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