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EPD grants new permit to plant

King America Finishing may legally discharge wastewater into the Ogeechee River after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division issued a permit Friday.

August 13, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Effingham EMA lifts river advisory

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has lifted its advisory on the Ogeechee River.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Rincon close to naming new police chief

Rincon City Council members are going over the final candidates to fill the city's vacant police chief position.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Stricklands help pave the way for grant to Treutlen House

On a business trip last fall, Tommy and Terri Strickland learned about the York Children's Foundation.

August 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County mourns loss of friend, co-worker

Effingham County's government and community are mourning the loss of one of its most dedicated cheerleaders.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO seeks fugitive who led Sunday chase

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a wanted fugitive.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Road work at 21, 9th Street to begin

Work on the traffic signal for Highway 21 and Ninth Street in Rincon is scheduled to begin Aug. 13, according to the state Department of Transportation.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Suspect turns himself in to ECSO

A man Effingham County Sheriff's deputies were seeking has turned himself in.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Hill: State faces slow recovery

Georgia's recovery is going slowly, and it's going even more slowly than anticipated, state Sen. Jack Hill said Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO makes arrest on child porn charges

One man is facing several child porn-related charges after Effingham County Sheriff's deputies conducted a search warrant Tuesday night at a residence in Port Wentworth.

August 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Man arrested on child porn charges

A Port Wentworth man is facing multiple charges after Effingham County Sheriff's Deputies say he downloaded several images and videos of child pornography.

August 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Property appeals lead to second notice

Taxpayers who appealed their 2012 assessment will receive a second Change of Assessment.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners hold the line on county’s millage rate

Effingham County commissioners have approved making no change in the county's millage rate - and they also approved making no change to the hospital authority's millage rate.

August 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City council accepts Northway’s resignation

Springfield voters will choose their next mayor in a special election, scheduled to be held Nov. 6.

August 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goldwire kicks off chairman campaign

After facing no opposition in the July primary, Democrat Franklin Goldwire's bid for Effingham County Commission chairman at-large now begins in earnest.

August 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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