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Early voting for May 20 primary now under way

Advance and early voting for the May 20 primary and nonpartisan elections began Monday morning.

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County OKs solar farm

Effingham County commissioners have given their initial approval to a large solar farm off Lowground and McCall roads.

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Developers ask for city’s letter of support

The developers of a planned apartment complex have asked for the city of Rincon's assistance in securing financing.

April 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Appeal filed on elections board’s Jones challenge decision

An Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge will weigh what to do with an appeal filed on the Effingham County Board of Elections' dismissal of a challenge to county Commissioner Vera Jones' candidacy.

April 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO investigating death of 5-month-old

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 5-month-old girl over the weekend.

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting begins Monday

Advance and early voting for the May 20 primary and nonpartisan elections begins Monday morning.

April 27, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO to take part in drug take back program Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration, with the support of local law enforcement, to include the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, is hosting a drug take back program Saturday from 10 a.m.-2p.m. at the Rincon Walmart.

April 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fees lowered for state wildlife vehicle tags

Georgia's five wildlife license plates will soon cost less and provide more support for conserving Georgia wildlife, from bald eagles to bobwhite quail.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Guyton man dies in Bulloch motorcycle wreck

A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Authorities investigating two fires

Investigators are looking into fires at two vacant homes in Effingham County, including one they are calling suspicious.

April 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Candidates’ forum will have a new twist to it

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce typically hosts candidate forums during election years, but this year's has a new wrinkle.

April 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO mourns passing of retired longtime K9

Canine handler Cpl. Jamie Thompson, and the entire Effingham County Sheriff's Office are mourning the loss of K9 Lt. "Conan."

April 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Eden exterminator gets $1M lottery prize

ATLANTA – Purchasing a Georgia Lottery instant ticket was a grand slam for an Effingham County man, who won big while buying a cup of joe. Mathew McGee, 45, won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

April 22, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon OKs August country music event at park

Rincon City Council members cleared the way for a country music festival at Freedom Park this August, but they still have to finalize fees and policies for the venue.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County weighs changes to fees

Effingham County commissioners didn't approve a new schedule of fees, but after their discussion on the topic, a restructuring appears to be in the offing.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Savannah Metro seeks woman for questioning

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help locating a woman who is wanted for questioning in reference to ...

August 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools to be closed Aug. 21

The Effingham County School System has declared Monday, August 21, 2017 as an inclement weather day in anticipation of the Total Solar Eclipse. An event ...

August 04, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Lowe's Heroes make upgrades to South Effingham Elementary

South Effingham Elementary School received an upgraded look on Thursday as employees of Lowe's, known as the "Lowe's Heroes", came to the school ...

August 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Health System offering new program for local elementary schools

For parents, getting school age children the medical care they need when they aren't feeling well can be a real challenge. Beginning this fall ...

August 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham students prepare for new year

With the first day of school arriving Thursday, students in Effingham County flocked to their prospective institution of learning on Monday and Tuesday for Open ...

August 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia Chamber recognized as Chamber of the Year

ATLANTA - The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

July 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Fire Department battling structure fire on Hodgeville Road

Deputies from the Effingham County Sheriff's Department and firefighters from Effingham Fire are currently in the 1500 block of Hodgeville Road working a structure ...

July 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


New school employees attend orientation

Over 200 new employees of the Effingham County School System walked through the doors and hallways of Ebenezer Middle School Tuesday morning for New Employee ...

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Council tables website upgrade

The Rincon City Council met Monday night for a regularly-scheduled meeting to discuss a number of topics, many of which ending up being tabled for ...

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Steve Jarvis to run for Buddy Carter's seat in congress

Bernard Stefan (Steve) Jarvis has announced that he is running as a democrat for the Congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Buddy Carter in the ...

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton to raise property taxes

The City of Guyton sent out a press release last week announcing that a decision has been made to increase the 2017 property taxes it ...

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriffs working fatal accident

The Effingham County Sheriffs Department is currently working a fatal accident at highway 80 and 17.

July 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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