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Governor, DDS revamp licensing process

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Driver Services have announced the launch of Secure ID, a program aimed to further ensure the integrity of driver's licenses and identification cards while offering additional protection from identity theft.

May 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


McDaniel to seek re-election

Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel has announced she will seek re-election to the office. She will run as a Republican in the July primary and the November general elections.

May 07, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GOP hopefuls sound call for energy independence

With gas prices in Georgia averaging nearly $3.60 a gallon, it was no surprise that U.S. energy policies were discussed in Thursday's 12th Congressional District candidate forum in Springfield.

May 07, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County garbage fees to go up by $20

Sanitation fees in the unincorporated portions of Effingham County will be going up by $20.

May 07, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, Guyton may resume wastewater talks

The city of Guyton and Effingham County may take another try at a wastewater treatment pact.

May 07, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD to hold meeting on plant's discharge permit

Citizens will have the opportunity to engage in a public hearing regarding a draft permit for wastewater discharge into the Ogeechee River.

May 07, 2012 | Staff report | Local


New state license plates now available

SPRINGFIELD-Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel has announced the Georgia Department of Revenue has begun to issue new license plates, available in all 159 counties.

May 07, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners move forward with jail plans

Work on a new sheriff's office and jail could begin later this year, after Effingham County commissioners approved a work authorization for the next two phases.

May 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve changes to alcohol laws

Effingham County commissioners have approved an amendment to the alcohol ordinance they hope will address the issue of churches moving into retail areas.

May 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross’ Disaster Action Team sounds call for volunteers

The Effingham County Disaster Action Team is beginning a new phase in its work to assist people affected by disasters in the county.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Supreme Court rules confession is valid

The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a decision by the state Court of Appeals and ruled against an Effingham County man who argued his confession in a child molestation case was inadmissible.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff McDuffie named lifetime member of POAG

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has been recognized by the Peace Officers Association of Georgia as a lifetime member.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Moutray to run for Purcell’s House seat

A Rincon Republican has announced his intention to run for the Georgia House of Representatives District 159 seat, which serves western Chatham County and the southern portion of Effingham County.

April 26, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Riverkeeper to keep pushing in its fight against consent order

A watchdog group that suffered a setback is hoping for another and better day in court.

April 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Future of fire fees remains hot topic with commissioners

Effingham County commissioners have several options in front of them when it comes to funding the county's fire protection services.

April 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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


Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


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