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Exchange Club begins annual Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning the annual Empty Stocking Fund drive. This effort goes into a community fund to fill the needs of local families, children, elderly and disabled at Christmas in the county.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victim Witness makes a call for cell phone drive

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announces another special emphasis on a cell phone fundraising program. Proceeds from the collection efforts will be applied to fund the services provided to victims of personal injury crime throughout the community.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA can’t land Project Arx

The long-awaited Project Arx has landed finally - in South Carolina.

December 16, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon city manager steps down

Rincon City Manager Donald Toms tendered his resignation, effective Jan. 9, at a special called meeting Monday night.

December 15, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon closes internal investigation

Rincon City Council has closed its investigation into allegations against the former police chief, Michael Berry. According to city attorney Raymond Dickey, the mayor and aldermen will share its findings in the investigation with the public at its regular council meetings in January.

December 15, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Springfield approves $1.3 million budget for FY2009

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved its 2009 budget.

December 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Commissioners anxiously await opening new 911 center

Effingham County commissioners fretted at their meeting last Tuesday about the delayed opening of the 911 center.

December 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bucket Brigade pitches in

Guyton's volunteer fire department received one of 23 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grants on Wednesday. The department will use the $5,000 grant to purchase automated external defibrillators for their fire trucks, which will enable them to quickly respond to cardiac conditions.

December 12, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Rincon denies ex-chief’s appeal

Rincon City Council denied former police chief Michael Berry's appeal of his termination Monday night, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the dispute between the city and the ousted chief.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County ready to fly with LifeStar?

Effingham County commissioners approved a contract proposal to the operators of the LifeStar air ambulance, but whether it will fly with OmniFlight remains to be seen.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Early voting set to begin

Effingham County voters can start heading back to the electronic voting machines this week to take part in five runoff elections.

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon OKs personnel review policy

Rincon City Council unanimously approved a list of 25 general policies during last week's meeting.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Guyton to spread out council meetings

When Guyton residents speak up, city council listens.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


A show of FORCE

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council denies Berry's appeal

Rincon City Council members denied, by a unanimous vote, Michael Berry's appeal to be reinstated as poilce chief Monday night.

December 09, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tow to Go ready for the weekend

More than one in five consumers said they rarely or never use a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA survey.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Event raises funds for mom injured in wreck, and more

A Guyton woman wasn't able to attend a fundraiser held on her behalf Saturday, but the attendance reflected how many people are thinking about her.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State urging safety and legal use with fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Tips on staying safe in the summertime

Spending time outdoors is just one of the great things about summer. Coastal Health District officials want coastal Georgia residents to make the most of that time and prevent illness and injury that some summer-related activities can bring.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance in effect

The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many as friends and family gather to celebrate America with food, parades, parties and fireworks.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Keeping kids out of the heat

A toddler's death in Cobb County last week has brought attention again to the issue of children being left unattended in hot cars.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit presentation has 13 findings

The long-awaited audit of Effingham County's fiscal year 2013 revealed 13 findings, including not depositing checks and a lack of vigilance on old returned checks.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Appeal on Jones challenge filed with state high court

The challenge to Vera Jones' candidacy is headed to the state's highest court.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Drivers can use online receipts as proof until license arrives

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service initiative to save customers time by encouraging more online driver's license transactions.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve $26.81M budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2015 budget that shaves about 1 percent of spending from the current financial plan.

June 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets deluge of calls on water bills

Effingham County commissioners raised rates for county water customers, and now commissioners are getting flooded with calls about water bills.

June 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bunyan Kessler to close during its resurfacing

Work on re-paving Bunyan Kessler Road is expected to start soon, according to Effingham County officials.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Private dirt road residents ask county to start maintenance

A deed will be prepared so that Effingham County crews can begin taking care of what has been a private dirt road, after more than two dozen residents requested the county maintain it.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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