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Probate judge steps down

Gov. Sonny Perdue has accepted the resignation of Effingham County Probate Judge Frances Seckinger, a spokesman for the governor said.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton ready for town hall meeting

Guyton residents will have a chance soon to find out more about their city's public safety measures.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia participating in Summer Food Service Program

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Tax Assessors announce Assessment Notices appeal due June 19

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Tech to offer Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit Program

RINCON - In partnership with Effingham and Bryan County regional manufacturing partners, Savannah Technical College will offer the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of Credit ...

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS, SEHS seniors celebrate College Acceptance Day

On May 2, graduating seniors from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School celebrating College Acceptance Day by coming to school dressed in ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Zack Norton honored by ECSD deputies

One of Effingham County's strongest and bravest citizens, Zack Norton, was honored recently by an equally strong and brave group of Effingham County Sheriff ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Quick-thinking kids learn about safety

Effingham County second grade students gathered in the gymnasium of Ebenezer Middle School Thursday to put their knowledge on safety to the test at the ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

An Effingham County family of three recently added a few members to the family - seven, to be exact - as their adoption of the "Super Seven ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Meeting on DRT America to be Wednesday night

A public hearing regarding DRT America and the potential hazard it could cause to Ebenezer Creek will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at ...

May 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Community Orchestra Concert Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will perform its spring concert on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Dept. Gymnasium ...

May 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


National Association of Letter Carriers hosting 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


The adventure of a lifetime: A cross-country trip on foot

Last week, many citizens of Effingham County came into contact or saw from a distance two characters walking the roads and streets of the community.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Bobcats celebrate 34th May Day

Rincon Elementary School hosted the 34th annual May Day on Friday morning with a crowd of hundreds watching.

May 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

On Tuesday, May 2, the Effingham County Navigator Team (ECNT) held a fundraiser at the Huddle House in Rincon to raise money for the group.

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

One Rincon family's request to build a privacy fence on their property was a long-debated issue at Monday night's Rincon City Council meeting ...

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Toss Allen out as Effingham County Administrator

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that current County Administrator Toss Allen would not have his contract renewed.

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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