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Candidate profiles: County Commission District 1

Bob Brantley

November 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: Commission Chair At-large

Franklin Goldwire

November 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


ECSO takes sex crime probationers off the streets

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office invited nearly 45 people on probation for a variety of sex-related offenses to spend Halloween evening at the ECSO - and their attendance was mandatory.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Deputies seek burglary suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a burglary suspect who fled from a traffic stop Wednesday night.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Floyd challenging Brantley for District 1 seat

Bob Brantley faced no opposition the first time he ran for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners. This time, he has to withstand a challenge from local businessman Forrest Floyd.

November 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goldwire, Kessler vying for at-large chairman

After weeks on the campaign trail, Democrat Franklin Goldwire and Republican Wendall Kessler are both cautiously optimistic about their chances of being elected the Effingham County Board of Commissioners' at-large chairman in Tuesday's general election.

November 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Voter turnout already strong

In the July 31 primary, a total of 6,736 Effingham County voters cast ballots.

November 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


NWR to make repairs to Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive

Starting Monday, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be making repairs to the entrance of the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive. This repaving project is expected to take up to two weeks. During this time, traffic will be re-routed around the entrance to the Wildlife Drive.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


YMCA kicks off diabetes prevention program

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is helping people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes through the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, an innovative program that teaches people to make lifestyle changes that lead to greater health.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Decision gives go-ahead to harbor deepening

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy has signed the record of decision for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, known as SHEP.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A heaping dose of the best medicine

From the moment she took the stage at Effingham Health System's third annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn program Thursday, comedienne Leslie Norris Townsend showed she doesn't take life too seriously.

October 29, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon takes one of its own to heart

The brotherhood in blue is banding together to help one of its own. And it's getting help from across the community.

October 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Set clocks back and change smoke alarm battery, too

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Wanted arson suspects now in custody

A mother and son accused of intentionally totaling a car to collect insurance money were arrested Tuesday in Savannah on arson and insurance fraud charges.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


King praised for work with Victim Witness

As the candles for the domestic violence awareness vigil Tuesday evening were extinguished, so too has Glenda King's time as director of Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program come to an end.

October 25, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


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


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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