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DNR offers safety tips for holiday boating

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division is urging staying sober and knowing the laws when operating a boat this holiday weekend. There were 118 boating accidents and 12 boating-related fatalities in 2012 in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 180 boating-under-the-influence arrests.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Crawley out as county administrator

County Administrator David Crawley and his wife, county clerk Patrice Crawley, both submitted their resignations Tuesday night.

May 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Local


Hearing set for Kno the dog

The fate of an Effingham County dog that attacked a child last summer could be determined next month.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Property assessment notices to be mailed Tuesday

The 2013 assessment notice will be mailed May 21, with the last day to file an appeal on July 5. Appeals can be sent by U.S. mail or and delivered. Appeals will not be accepted if sent by electronic mail or fax.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


EPD bars new groundwater withdrawal from aquifer

Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Teen hit by car in critical condition

A 14-year-old boy was critically injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a car while walking to his bus stop.

May 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State wants to reduce motorcycle fatalities

While Georgia experienced fewer motorcycle deaths overall in 2012, motorcyclists in the state are killed at a rate disproportionate to their counterparts in passenger cars, according to an analysis by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

May 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Chairman: Findings in, but audit still 2-3 weeks away

An auditor's findings on the 2012 county audit were presented to Effingham County officials Friday afternoon, but the audit itself won't be ready for another couple of weeks, county commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said Monday.

May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents say ‘no’ to KAF permit

State Environmental Protection Division officials heard a continued chorus from Ogeechee River residents, property owners and enthusiasts - no more dumping of pollutants into the stream.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Group of commissioners press for changes atop county

A county commission meeting that was not held has become part of a swirling, building mass of allegations and possible changes in county leadership.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hursey completes judicial education seminar

Effingham County Superior and State Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey attended the 2013 mandated and certified continuing judicial education annual spring seminar for Superior and State Court Clerks of Georgia on April 29-May 2.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local


EPD chief open to holding public forum on river issues

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.

May 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City puts new rates in play at Lost Plantation

Rincon City Council members are hoping new rates and fees will be just the draw to hook more golfers to the city's course.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff’s office ready to put new cars on the road

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office soon will put new cars on the road, replacing four cars no longer serviceable because of wrecks.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lightning bolt strikes bank

The Coastal Bank branch in Rincon was damaged by a fire caused by a lightning strike during the storm that rolled through Effingham County late Monday afternoon.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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