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EPD to hold public hearing on KAF permit

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing on a draft wastewater permit for King America Finishing.

April 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GSU targets fall for start of shooting sports center work

Plans for a $7 million Shooting Sports Education Center at Georgia Southern University could go to the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents within two months for construction to begin this fall.

April 01, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


18-wheeler wreck claims one life

Criminal charges are expected against an Alabama man after the tractor trailer he was driving collided with a car and killed an Effingham County woman Friday morning.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County goes over timber ordinance

The debate over a possible timber operations ordinance likely will continue, after commissioners batted it around at their meeting last Tuesday.

April 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bryan sheriff: Dogs maul, kill toddler

A North Bryan toddler died Wednesday after reportedly being mauled outside her home by a pack of family dogs while family members were inside.

March 28, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick | Local


VA clinic opens its doors in Statesboro

Military veterans, politicians and civic groups battled for more than six years to bring a Veterans Affairs health clinic to Statesboro.

March 28, 2013 | By Jeff Harrison | Local


County OKs swap for Central School site

Effingham County commissioners may be able to move ahead with plans for the old Central School site, after agreeing to a property swap with the Board of Education.

March 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Riverkeeper ‘disappointed’ in judge’s ruling

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Emily Markesteyn said she is "disappointed" in a Georgia judge's denial of a petition seeking a halt on a Screven County textiles industry from discharging wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

March 21, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg and Jason Wermers | Local


Cribbs wins special election

The Springfield City Council will have a full complement of members once Justin Cribbs is sworn into office.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Man accused in shovel attack pleads guilty

An Effingham County man scheduled to go on trial this week for murder instead pled guilty to a lesser charge.

March 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County may look at effect of log trucks on roads

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take up Tuesday a proposal for a timber operations ordinance.

March 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A volunteer spirit

Shaw Wilkerson appreciates the people who have helped him since he was diagnosed with autism at age 5.

March 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City to take look at how to run Mars Theatre

Springfield City Council is creating an advisory board to help figure out who will run the Mars Theater once renovations are complete and the building is open for business.

March 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Corbitt tapped as Rincon city manager

When Wesley Corbitt returns to Rincon City Hall on Monday, he'll get to take the interim tag off his title.

March 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Stone sentenced to 1 year for 2010 fatal accident

Robbie Stone received the maximum sentence Thursday of 12 months in jail for reckless driving in a 2010 crash that resulted in the deaths of two teenagers.

March 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Two Rivers Health Clinic now accepting patients

Effingham County now has the non-profit Two Rivers Health Clinic free for patients.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hinson won't run for re-election

Chief Magistrate Scott Hinson has decided not to run for re-election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Mallard to run for re-election as district attorney

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard is running for re-election, having qualified Monday.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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