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County gives OK to work program list

Effingham County commissioners have approved a short-term work program for the current fiscal year, identifying the projects and equipment to be started or bought.

November 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Statesboro shutters pair of trouble-plagued clubs

STATESBORO - In the wake of a Nov. 10 fatal shooting at a Statesboro nightclub, a discussion between Statesboro city officials and police led to the forced closure of two clubs with a history of violent incidents.

November 18, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


City chooses seats for Mars

The doors for the Mars Theatre are still a few months away from opening, but the seats for the venue have been selected.

November 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kimberly Moretz trial delayed again

Kimberly Moretz's trial has been postponed for a second time.

November 13, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon, county to work on fire station location

Fire coverage west of Rincon is expected to improve with the construction of a new station. Just where that station will be could be a matter to be resolved through continued talks between Effingham County commissioners and Rincon City Council members.

November 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County pledges parking help in agreement with city

Efforts to renovate Ulmer Park may be inching forward, after Springfield officials asked Effingham County commissioners what they could do in support.

November 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ricker joins Scott, Morgan on council

Incumbents Levi Scott Jr. and Scott Morgan were re-elected to serve four more years on Rincon City Council, joined by newcomer Christina Shores Ricker.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Guilty plea on child porn nets 10 years

An Effingham County man found in possession more than a hundred images of child pornography in July was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon elections to be held Tuesday

Voting will take place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today at the Vernon C. Hinely Center for Rincon municipal elections.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County backs drug court

The drug court in Effingham County received a shot in the arm from the county law library.

November 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon City Council candidates

A look at the five candidates for the three seats on Rincon City Council.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Truck passenger hurt after collision with school bus

A young child was injured when a pick-up truck collided with an Effingham County school bus Wednesday afternoon.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues pet treat recall

State Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting consumers to the recall of particular packages of Bailey's Choice dog treats. These products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella and should be discarded.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Insurance commissioner: Check smoke alarms when re-setting clocks

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Healing through laughter

Ronda Rich not only carried on a family tradition of finding humor in life's challenges, she made a career of it.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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