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Residents with functional, medical needs urged to get on registry

The start of hurricane season is just around the corner and those residents who meet certain criteria are encouraged to apply to be on the Effingham County Functional and Medical Needs Registry.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Second trial in pig attack delayed

The trial of an Effingham County man accused in the March 2013 attack on a pet pig is delayed as defense attorneys wait on a witness - the accused's alleged accomplice.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Local


GSP seeks answers on fatal wreck driver

The Georgia State Patrol is working to determine who was driving a car that crashed early Saturday morning in Effingham County, killing one of the two men inside the car.

May 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Driver survives collision with log truck

Kiersten Close's plans for a beach day with her best friend came to a jarring halt Monday afternoon.

May 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


One man killed in early morning crash

One man was killed in an overnight crash in Effingham County.

May 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City looks for county’s aid on park parking

Springfield officials asked Effingham County commissioners Tuesday if and when they could help with improvements around Ulmer Park.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Campaign has taken Kingston to all corners of the state

The fabled Georgia writer Sidney Lanier described Georgia covered from "Rabun Gap to Tybee Light." Jack Kingston is now more than familiar with what Lanier had in mind.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hearing date set for appeal on elections board decision

An Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge will hear an appeal filed on the Effingham County Board of Elections' dismissal of a challenge to county Commissioner Vera Jones' candidacy.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hospital issues alert on potential phone scam

Effingham Health System is making the public aware of scammers who are targeting people in the area.

May 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Saturday early voting to be held this weekend

Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians of Saturday early voting this weekend. Polling locations throughout the state will be open this Saturday.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Assessment notices have been mailed

The Effingham County Board of Assessors mailed 27,180 change of assessment notices on April 30. Property owners have 45 days to review their new assessment and file an appeal if they feel their assessed value is incorrect.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Boater safety course set for May 17

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on May 17.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon to add to planning staff

Rincon may be adding to its city staff in the next few months, after city council members approved a job description for a community development planner.

May 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon awards bid for new fire station

Rincon City Council members approved a bid for the planned Blue Jay/McCall road fire station, granting the contract to Nicky Powell Construction on Monday night.

May 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Variety of issues, stances for commission hopefuls

From fire stations to libraries to water and sewer debt, Effingham County commission candidates staked their positions and their claims to the three seats up for election this month.

May 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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County expected to get audit Tuesday

Effingham County commissioners expect to get the much-awaited and anticipated audit of the county presented Tuesday.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gun locks are key

As he watched news coverage of last week's school shooting in Oregon, Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie saw the need to remind the community that his office provides gun locks free of charge.

June 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Council members OK Mars’ budget

From glowing reviews of the sound system and an appreciation of the seating arrangements, Springfield City Council members are hearing plenty of good things about the Mars Theatre.

June 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Woman loses house and a home to her rescued pets

Suzanne Collier lost her home and all the belongings in it Monday night, but she is focusing on what she still has.

June 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Friday for Owen Rivers, 4

Funeral arrangements have been made for the 4-year-old Effingham County boy who died following a head-on collision on Highway 17 Friday afternoon.

June 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Armstrong Police collect nearly quarter-ton of pills

Over the past four months, the Armstrong Police Department at Armstrong Atlantic State University collected nearly 500 pounds of unused prescription drugs. With the help of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, the drugs were transported to Florida to be incinerated.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State revenues climb more than 3 percent

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia's net tax collections for May totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of nearly $42.25 million, or 3.1 percent, compared to the month-ended May 2013.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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