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Former sheriff dies

With only four deputies, Lloyd Fulcher made the Effingham County Sheriff's Department one of the most respected in the state.

December 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Pickard wins raffle

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Outgoing chairman praises work of IDA board, staff

The last few years on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority have been tumultuous and busy for Martin Wilkins.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade photo gallery

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton going with new cell phone plan for city employees

Guyton's police and other employees will be able to talk to each other and everybody else more clearly after the city council approved a new cell phone plan.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton maps out possible new service delivery area

Guyton's city council also accepted a proposed revision to its service delivery area last Monday, which will expand the territory the city will serve with water and wastewater. The boundary will extend roughly north to Tusculum Road, east to Little McCall Road, south to Pineora and west to the Ogeechee River.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McDuffie completes NSI session

Longmont, Colo. - Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office completed participation in the 93rd session of the National Sheriffs' Institute held in Longmont, Colo., Sept. 9-15.

December 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton waiting to get capacity from EPD

Guyton's plans for additional sewage capacity could have an impact on a subdivision under construction off Old Louisville Road.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield election results

Troy Allen, Butch Kieffer and Max Neidlinger were elected to the Springfield City Council on Tuesday.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield tries to bolster its police ranks

The Springfield City Council approved a change in the hiring policy for the police department and an ordinance to prevent obstruction of fire hydrants.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


New doctor feels at home

What drew Dr. James Cornwell to leave suburban Atlanta and open his practice in Springfield? The answer is simple.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Phillips to lead Rincon parade

Effingham County Commission Chairperson Verna Phillips will lead the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas parade as grand marshal.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Exhange Club delivers Freedom Shrine to EMS

The Veterans Day commemoration at Ebenezer Middle School included the formal acceptance and dedication of the Freedom Shrine that has been installed at the school by the Effingham Exchange Club. The presentation of the exhibit was made by Reggie Loper, president of the Exchange Club, and received by EMS Principal Beth Helmly.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital picks builder of imaging center

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees has selected Jack Carter Construction for the building of the Effingham Hospital's new Multi-modality Imaging Center at a cost of $1.28 million.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Citizens tell council don't fence them in

The Springfield City Council discussed an ordinance restricting fences and bushes that block driver vision at street corners and pulling out of driveways.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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County renews agreement with Chamber

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new professional services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, but it the decision was not unanimous.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide ...

December 30, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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