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DNR offers safety tips for holiday boating

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division is urging staying sober and knowing the laws when operating a boat this holiday weekend. There were 118 boating accidents and 12 boating-related fatalities in 2012 in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 180 boating-under-the-influence arrests.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Crawley out as county administrator

County Administrator David Crawley and his wife, county clerk Patrice Crawley, both submitted their resignations Tuesday night.

May 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Hearing set for Kno the dog

The fate of an Effingham County dog that attacked a child last summer could be determined next month.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Property assessment notices to be mailed Tuesday

The 2013 assessment notice will be mailed May 21, with the last day to file an appeal on July 5. Appeals can be sent by U.S. mail or and delivered. Appeals will not be accepted if sent by electronic mail or fax.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


EPD bars new groundwater withdrawal from aquifer

Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Teen hit by car in critical condition

A 14-year-old boy was critically injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a car while walking to his bus stop.

May 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State wants to reduce motorcycle fatalities

While Georgia experienced fewer motorcycle deaths overall in 2012, motorcyclists in the state are killed at a rate disproportionate to their counterparts in passenger cars, according to an analysis by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

May 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Chairman: Findings in, but audit still 2-3 weeks away

An auditor's findings on the 2012 county audit were presented to Effingham County officials Friday afternoon, but the audit itself won't be ready for another couple of weeks, county commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said Monday.

May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents say ‘no’ to KAF permit

State Environmental Protection Division officials heard a continued chorus from Ogeechee River residents, property owners and enthusiasts - no more dumping of pollutants into the stream.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Group of commissioners press for changes atop county

A county commission meeting that was not held has become part of a swirling, building mass of allegations and possible changes in county leadership.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hursey completes judicial education seminar

Effingham County Superior and State Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey attended the 2013 mandated and certified continuing judicial education annual spring seminar for Superior and State Court Clerks of Georgia on April 29-May 2.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local


EPD chief open to holding public forum on river issues

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.

May 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City puts new rates in play at Lost Plantation

Rincon City Council members are hoping new rates and fees will be just the draw to hook more golfers to the city's course.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff’s office ready to put new cars on the road

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office soon will put new cars on the road, replacing four cars no longer serviceable because of wrecks.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lightning bolt strikes bank

The Coastal Bank branch in Rincon was damaged by a fire caused by a lightning strike during the storm that rolled through Effingham County late Monday afternoon.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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