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Group seeks stop to plant’s discharge into Ogeechee

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSP’s Troop I honored at Challenge Awards

Georgia State Patrol Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to win big Friday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 12th Annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Not forgotten

s a young soldier, Mick Kicklighter served two tours of duty in Vietnam, including one stint with the famed 101st Airborne Division.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon hopeful on new ISO rates

The city of Rincon should be hearing soon on new ISO ratings, and Fire Chief Corey Rahn is eagerly awaiting the results.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Floyd wants Ogeechee resolution

Forrest Floyd already has in mind what one of his first orders of business will be after he takes office.

November 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Size of victory surprises Kessler

Republican Wendall Kessler was confident in his chances of winning his race against Democrat Franklin Goldwire for Effingham County Board of Commissioners chairman at-large, but he had no idea he'd carry 63 percent of the vote.

November 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Vietnam vets to be honored at Veterans Day observance

The Veterans Park of Effingham County is marking the 10th anniversary of its dedication with a special Veterans Day program, which will be held Sunday starting at 4 p.m.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


2012 Election Results

County Commission

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County commission District 1 results

Bob Brantley - 903 (24.35%)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


County commission chairman at-large results

Franklin Goldwire - 7,307 (36.58%)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


DNR accepting proposals for coastal incentive grants

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD) has announced that proposals are now being accepted for Coastal Incentive Grants Cycle 16.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Kingston vying for an 11th term

In his quest for an 11th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jack Kingston will go up against an opponent he still has yet to meet in-person.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Contentious 12th District race coming to an end

One of the most acrimonious and expensive Congressional races will end Tuesday.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to discuss signal work

Effingham County commissioners will consider Tuesday a proposal for a change order on work to be done at the intersection of Old Augusta Road and Highway 21.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to discuss road safety improvements

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a new bid for safety improvements on three Effingham County roads, after the original contractors backed out.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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A quiet respite in the storm

As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County wants to get good word on shelter out

Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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