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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


County to look for new elections chief as Whitehead retires

Effingham County will be looking for a new elections supervisor.

December 26, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County pledges to move ahead on Blue Jay station

Effingham County commissioners and Rincon City Council members are expected to agree next month on a proposal for a fire station on Blue Jay Road.

December 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gives OK for solar farm to take root

The kind of farm granted a variance Tuesday night by Effingham County commissioners could be growing in popularity.

December 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Farm Bureau donates $20K to food banks

Georgia Farm Bureau's annual Harvest For All campaign is aimed at providing food to those who have struggled to put food on the table. For the fourth straight year, the campaign solicited cash donations.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


ECSO gives holiday safety tips

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office offers the following safety tips for the holiday season.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon approves bid for 9th Street sewer work

Rincon City Council members have approved a contractor to begin work on its planned 9th Street utility improvements.

December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to seek audit extension

Effingham County commissioners have approved asking for an extension to complete their fiscal year 2013 audit - and it's the last time they can do so without incurring a penalty from the state.

December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield OKs budget, auditor contract

The firm hired to perform the city of Springfield's 2012 audit will be retained for next year's review of the city's finances.

December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Georgians advised to take close look at donations

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season. As Secretary of State, Kemp serves as Georgia's charities regulator.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Chamber backs Mars’ efforts

In more than ways than one, it was a big check presentation for the Mars Theatre on Tuesday night.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Knowing the rules of health care marketplace

Speaking at a recent community meeting in Effingham County about the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace, Robert Campbell began with a caveat.

December 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners to explore building master plan

Effingham County commissioners could make inroads next week on what offices will go where.

December 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chairman breaks tie on refund vote

Chairman Wendall Kessler had to cast the tie-breaking vote as Effingham County commissioners voted 3-2 to refund water and sewer impact fees to four property owners.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon, county getting close to fire station agreement

Effingham County will prepare an agreement for the city of Rincon to go over, after Rincon officials stated their case Tuesday for a fire station on Blue Jay Road.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Candidates call for a different direction

Office seekers at Saturday morning's candidates' forum on ethics, morality and principles agreed that the country is on the wrong track and needs to return toward a Judeo-Christian foundation.

March 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Combative tones struck at GOP debate

SAVANNAH - The seven Republican hopefuls vying for a chance to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss took a number of shots at the federal government - and each other - in Saturday night's forum.

March 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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