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Hospital celebrates trauma center status

This has been quite a year for Effingham Health System.

August 20, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Where there’s smoke, there’s fire training

Smoke poured out of the structure, as Rincon firefighters began assembling hoses, ladders and chainsaws - all to show the citizens what the investment in sales taxes provides.

August 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber makes hotel-motel tax pitch to city

Rincon City Council members may delve into what a hotel-motel tax would mean for the city.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber prepping for Oktoberfest

Effingham Chamber of Commerce executive director Rick Lott recalls that, when plans began for Effingham County's first Oktoberfest, organizers didn't know how successful it would be.

August 16, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO still seeking fugitive

A suspect in a Sunday night chase with an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy has turned himself in, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Arrests made in attempted holdup of pizza driver

Four arrests have been made in connection with an alleged armed robbery and shooting of a pizza deliveryman late Wednesday night.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities, county hope to find LOST solution

Representatives from the three cities and Effingham County could be getting closer to finding an agreement on how to divide the local option sales tax.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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