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Search is on, widens for escapee

Effingham County law enforcement officials are searching for a prisoner who overpowered a supervisor and escaped from a work detail early Friday morning.

May 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


No charges in pedestrian fatality

Charges are not expected to be filed against a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian early on the morning of April 5.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon police after A/C, copper theft ring

Rincon police are hoping to be hot on the trail of a ring of air conditioner thieves.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton’s Olive Branch wants to extend offerings

Olive Branch restaurant owner Demetrios Sotiropoulos is in the middle of a renovation of his Guyton establishment.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


USDA has low interest home loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the USDA Rural Development Agency, has made over $3 million dollars available in low-interest loan funds to income-eligible applicants to purchase homes in Effingham and surrounding counties. Loans are 100 percent with no down payment required.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senators praise judge’s confirmation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the Senate's confirmation of Augusta attorney James Randall Hall to serve as the next U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Georgia.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson lauds Senate passage of housing market stimulation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to stimulate the nation's declining housing market. The legislation includes Isakson's proposal to offer tax credits to individuals purchasing a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. The legislation passed by a vote of 84 to 12.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Authorities search for escaped prisoner

Effingham County sheriffs deputies and Effingham Prison officials are looking for a prisoner who escaped earlier today.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia gets $20M in public safety grants

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the release of $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These awards will help state and local first responders improve emergency communications and coordination during a natural or man-made disaster.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon works on new alcohol laws

Rincon City Council members are expected to get the first reading of a new alcohol ordinance at their meeting Monday.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Early Saturday morning accident turns deadly

An Effingham County woman died Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to get its law book in order

The ordinances for the city of Springfield will be organized in a more user friendly way. The council approved using the services of Municipal Code Corporation to organize the ordinances, and create a new code book.

May 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Aiden’s parents plead not guilty

The parents of a toddler who spent two months in the hospital recovering from injuries stemming from alleged child abuse pled not guilty to all the charges in Effingham County Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


More burn center patients discharged

Medical staff at Doctors Hospital is reporting good news that two of the Imperial Sugar patients, who received treatment on the Rehab Unit, are being discharged today. Another Imperial Sugar burn patient is expected to be discharged Wednesday from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center to the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Fort Howard, Lisa Street road closure

On April 12, the city of Rincon will close the intersection of Lisa Street and Fort Howard Road due to utility service work. Work will begin at 7 a.m., and is estimated that the road will reopen by April 14. If you have any questions, feel free to contact City Hall at 826-5996.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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7th annual Taste of Effingham set for March 2

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host its 7thannual Taste of Effingham, presented by Vision Financial, on March 2. The event will be held at ...

February 26, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Local


Interstate 16 Safety Enhancement Project begins this week

SAVANNAH – On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin a two-year safety enhancement project along portions of Interstate 16 starting at the Candler/Emanuel ...

February 26, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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