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Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Six hurt in truck, daycare van wreck

Six people were injured, one of them seriously, when a pickup collided with a childcare business' van Monday morning at Highway 21 and Ebenezer Road.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Pastor’s death hits church, friends hard

Jeffrey Rollins' length of tenure as pastor of First Baptist Church of Springfield spoke volumes about he how felt about his church, and how his church felt about him, the church's deacon chairman said Monday.

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Local pastor dies in one-car crash

A local pastor died Saturday in a one-car crash on Highway 119 near the Georgia/South Carolina state line.

February 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


Moretz to serve 10 years in prison

Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.

February 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Moretz to serve 10 years in prison

Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.

February 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Candidates state their cases with GHFF

With the general primary approaching quickly, political candidates are busy espousing their conservative credentials across south Georgia.

February 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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


City OKs alcohol license for Mars

The grand debut of the Mars Theatre is about a month away, and Springfield City Council members took steps to make sure there could be a proper toast.

March 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Time change a good time to check smoke alarms

Having set clocks ahead one hour is a good reminder to check home smoke alarms, according to Effingham Fire and Rescue.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Convicted felon gets 5 years for assaulting family trying to help

A once-convicted felon who pointed a shotgun at a family and led Effingham County Sheriff's deputies on a chase is going back to prison.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Guyton’s sewage permit on hold after court ruling

Guyton's permit for its planned wastewater treatment plant sprayfield may be headed back to the state Environmental Protection Division.

March 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Zeigler to run against Jones in District 2

The race for the Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat has drawn four candidates, and all three county commission seats up for election will be contested in the May 20 primary.

March 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


Field keeps growing for county commission, school board races

The field for the May 20 primary is growing for a number of Effingham County races.

March 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Split vote OKs annexation, fire station

Effingham County commissioners approved allowing Rincon to annex 66 acres, following a split vote and questions for Rincon city officials.

March 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Time to turn clocks back, check smoke alarms

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds Georgians that they must change their clocks to daylight saving time earlier this year - and they should also change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County weighs fixes to another troubled junction

Effingham County officials may be taking steps to address another crash-plagued intersection.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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