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Drivers asked to watch for deer

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, leaders of the state's wildlife, highway safety and insurance agencies are advising motorists to be cautious of increased deer sightings this fall.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA courts prospect for site

A promising pairing of prospects for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority means the board won't be showing one of its sites to other potential suitors for three months.

October 22, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police make fraud arrests

Two Florida men are in jail after using counterfeit credit cards to purchase items at the Rincon Walmart.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Museum, Living History Site fight to keep doors open

With its funds drying up, the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield faced the very real possibility of closing before the end of this year.

October 22, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Medicare enrollment to end Dec. 7

ATLANTA - Americans have six weeks remaining to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State finds money to keep archives open to the public

Gov. Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Thursday that the state will restore $125,000 to Kemp's budget to keep the Georgia State Archives open to Georgians for the remainder of the budget year.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Plea nets 15-year sentence after first try ends in mistrial

An Effingham County man whose initial trial ended in a mistrial has pled guilty in Superior Court and faces a 15-year sentence.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EPD pulls textile plant’s permit

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division pulled a textiles plant's wastewater discharge permit Tuesday and issued a new consent order after legal pressure from supporters of the Ogeechee River.

October 18, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Mars Theatre doubles up on its movie night

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation is getting an early start on Halloween.

October 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to look at recycling points system

People who have been mystified at the countywide recycling rewards program may be getting some help in figuring the system out.

October 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fox Theatre lends a hand to Mars efforts

The Mars Theatre's restoration efforts officially received a boost last Wednesday.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City OKs rezoning measure

Springfield City Council members have approved the first reading of a hotly-debated zoning ordinance that establishes a residential/office district on Oak Street.

October 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


District 1 hopefuls discuss the issues

The challenger for the Effingham County Commission's District 1 seat is promoting the need for a change on the board, while the incumbent it touting his experience on the board in his bid for re-election.

October 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Alderman returns to mayor's post

Barton Alderman was sworn in Tuesday night as the mayor of Springfield, returning to a post he held for five years.

October 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local


ECSO warning of computer virus scam

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is making the public aware of a computer virus scam that has affected hundreds of people in the area.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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