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Bracing for the cold?

More chilly weather is in store for Effingham County, with temperatures likely in the teens and wind chills as low as single digits early Tuesday morning and into Wednesday.

January 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Statesboro to hold hearing on controversial club

Statesboro City Council members will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning to hear evidence as to whether the alcohol license issued to Karen Pittman Brown for the operation of Primetime Lounge, 608C Northside Drive W., should be suspended or revoked.

January 06, 2014 | By Jason Wermers | Local


Homeowners may get relief from cold’s damage

ATLANTA - With historic low temperatures expected for across the state over the next few days, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Agencies to hold winter weather chat

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and key partners will host a Twitter chat to help promote winter weather preparedness.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Five people killed in New Year’s wrecks across state

The state Department of Public Safety reported five deaths on state roads during the New Year's Day holiday.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon man hurt in New Year’s Eve accident

SAVANNAH – An Effingham County man was seriously injured on New Year's Eve when a minivan ran over him in downtown Savannah.

January 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Plant permit appeal to be heard

A longtime vocal critic of Guyton's wastewater treatment plans will have another chance to state his case.

January 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


As calendar turns, check expiration date on license

As the New Year begins, Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell recommends checking the expiration date of your driver's license or ID card.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chosen for community housing initiative

Five Georgia communities - Albany, Douglasville, Perry, Porterdale and Rincon - have been selected to begin a three-year program to assist them in addressing their housing needs.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


DNR ranger honored after rescuing hunters lost on the Ogeechee

Four conservation rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division, including one who came to the aid of four lost hunters along the Ogeechee Rivers, recently were recognized at the 2013 Governor's Public Safety Awards ceremony.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Insurance commissioner stresses fireworks safety

ATLANTA - State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges parents to protect their children - and themselves - from the dangers of fireworks during the New Year's holiday.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


ECSO warns against firing guns to celebrate New Year’s

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is reminding all citizens to be responsible and not to fire a gun in a reckless manner, to ensure a safe New Year's Eve for all.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners trying to finalize administrator’s job, duties

When Effingham County commissioners convene next Tuesday, they may resume deliberations on what the next county administrator will do.

December 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to continue working on building master plan

Effingham County commissioners are trying to figure out not only what offices need to be grouped together but where the county's main office needs to be.

December 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Weathering the storms

Rainy weather couldn't keep a crowd of friends and supporters from participating in a softball and kickball tournament to benefit Hugo Soto.

December 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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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


County ponders how to spend rec impact fees

How Effingham County will spend more than $230,000 on recreation is not just a matter on which projects the money will be directed but also how soon.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer, Jones, Mason to run again

At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


DOT looks at solutions for 95/21

Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Getting in on the clues

A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local


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