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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


City ready for fall festival

Springfield's downtown area is expected to be a busy hub of activity Friday and Saturday.

October 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon parade lining up entries

Plans already are under way for the 32nd annual Lions Club Christmas Parade.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Forum puts candidates on display

The two candidates for Effingham County Commission chairman share a number of the same goals, such as having the county government work collaboratively with Effingham's municipalities and other local boards in the county's best interests, establishing stronger ethical guidelines for county employees and officials, and bringing smart growth to the county.

October 11, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Council members laud newest Rincon chief

For the last six months, Phillip Scholl has been in charge of the Rincon Police Department on an interim basis.

October 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Scholl named Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council members have appointed Phillip Scholl as chief of police.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A full house at new apartments

It's been a busy first few months for Goshen Crossing Apartments in Rincon.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


DNR urges tree stand safety for hunting season

The state Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, is asking hunters to practice tree stand safety this hunting season. Tree stands are the leading cause of hunting-related incidents in Georgia each year.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Man accused of shovel slaying indicted by grand jury

An Effingham County man accused in the July 4 death of a relative has been indicted on three counts of murder by the grand jury.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Dancing up a storm

Although they are not professional dancers, seven Effingham Countians put on quite a show Saturday night.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham to come together for ‘We Are One’ festival

Like many other communities in 2009, Effingham County was feeling the effects of the recession.

October 04, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

Two men were arrested Tuesday night after an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy discovered a methamphetamine lab inside their vehicle during a traffic stop.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Waffle House to serve up help for ECSO

Diners at Waffle House can do more than just get it scattered, smothered and covered or diced and chunked starting Friday morning.

October 04, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chairman: Vote is show of confidence in Crawley

Fellow county commissioners voted not to support the Facebook post of another Effingham County commissioner - and in doing so, offered a vote of support for the county administrator, Chairman Dusty Zeigler said.

October 04, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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A quiet respite in the storm

As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County wants to get good word on shelter out

Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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