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Moretz trial set for November

A jury of eight women and four men was chosen Tuesday for the trial of an Effingham County woman accused of covering up a grisly murder committed by her husband.

October 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, state looking to improve intersection

One of the county's most wreck-plagued intersections could be in line for more safety upgrades.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County jail turning on to video visitations

Visitations at the Effingham County Jail are undergoing a makeover almost as drastic as the one for the jail itself.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kitchen safety the emphasis in Fire Prevention Week

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct 12.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Firm withdraws as county auditor

Effingham County commissioners will start the process to choose a new auditor at their meeting Tuesday.

October 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff: New jail could be ready in March

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie is hesitant to use the word "nice" to describe a jail.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Driver in fatal wreck dies from injuries

South Effingham High School paid tribute at Friday's homecoming game to a current student and an alumnus who died during the week.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Three people killed in rash of weekend accidents

Authorities are continuing to investigate a series of fatal wrecks that took place over the weekend.

September 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of SEHS senior

Update (Friday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.): Henry Longworth was pronounced dead late this afternoon at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

September 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO to get new fleet of patrol cars

It may be several weeks until they hit the road, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is about to field almost a new fleet of patrol cars.

September 26, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City gets $500K grant for 9th Street work

The city of Rincon has received a $500,000 community development block grant grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mars could be open by early next year

The doors to a finished and ready-for-business Mars Theatre are expected to open early next year.

September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


12th District hopefuls court GOP voters

SYLVANIA - With the general election more than 13 months away, Rick Allen and John Stone, vying for the Republican nomination for Georgia's 12th Congressional District, are speaking at fish fries and jostling over debate plans.

September 23, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


Health department makes flu vaccine available

The weather outside may still feel like summer, but the fact is that flu season is here and it's never too early to get vaccinated. The Effingham County Health Department now has flu vaccine available for the general public.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Decison on audit for next year splits commissioners

Divisions among Effingham County commissioners resurfaced Tuesday night over discussions on next year's audit.

September 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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