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Bohannon out as Rincon police chief

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon was fired Thursday morning, just two days after being placed on administrative leave.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


McDuffie to run for re-election

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie is running for re-election as sheriff of Effingham County.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bohannon out as Rincon police chief

Rincon interim city manager Wesley Corbitt has confirmed that police chief Mike Bohannon was relieved of his duties Thursday morning.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon police chief placed on leave

Citing differences in management philosophies, Rincon interim city manager Wesley Corbitt said police chief Mike Bohannon has been placed on administrative leave.

April 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff glad spice is off shelves, streets

Stores in Effingham County aren't carrying what's known as "spice" on the shelves anymore, according to Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie. And with a new law that went into effect last week, they can't.

April 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Barrow anxious to see health care ruling

Like millions of Americans, Congressman John Barrow is anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the 2010 health care reform law, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

April 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon OKs rate hike for recycling program

Recycling is coming to Rincon residents - but how soon remains to be seen.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff happy state has outlawed 'spice'

Local law enforcement officials expressed their satisfaction with Senate Bill 370 becoming law in Georgia.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County looks to make roads safer

Effingham County will reimburse the state Department of Transportation for leveling and paving on Hodgeville Road, under a proposal county commissioners approved Tuesday.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


In their thoughts

Longtime coach Billy Shelton threw out the first pitch Wednesday as Savannah Christian held its first night home baseball game. The Raiders hosted Effingham County, and the school honored Logan Shelton, a member of the Rebels program who died last year as a result of an automobile accident.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The future of health

Betsy Tallent from Effingham Health System recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County and provided an update on services currently offered, as well as those planned in the future. Accompanying Tallent were Dr. Mark Mudano, orthopaedic surgeon, and Traci Knuth, his physician assistant. Dr. Mudano recently opened his practice on the Effingham Health System campus. He provided an overview of the services that his practice provides.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


SEDA pays a visit to Exchange Club

Steve Weathers, president and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about growth in the metropolitan Savannah area (to include Effingham County) and how the region works together to promote industrial growth in the area.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Exley to seek re-election as county coroner

David H. Exley will be seeking re-election as coroner of Effingham County.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Mosley to seek re-election as probate judge

Judge Beth Mosley has announced her bid for re-election as the probate court judge, a position she has held for the past four years.

March 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County wants input on possible alcohol changes

Effingham County commissioners hope to get public input on potential changes to the county's alcohol ordinance.

March 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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