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September is voter registration month

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has joined fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Creek grant request won’t go forward

Without a vote either in favor or in opposition to a commitment letter for a possible grant, Effingham County's potential purchase of the Ebenezer Crossing property appears to be a dead issue.

September 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two from county arrested in CNT bust

Three people, including two from Effingham County, are in custody following a drug investigation conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State’s high court hears Heidt’s appeal

ATLANTA - The evidence against Craig Heidt is circumstantial but remains overwhelming, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew told state Supreme Court justices Monday afternoon.

September 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Recount upholds victory

Former state Rep. Lee Anderson will face John Barrow for the U.S. 12th House District seat in Georgia, after a recount upheld Anderson's runoff victory.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


$1K reward offered for information on burglary

The victim of multiple burglaries in Effingham County is now offering a $1,000 cash reward to whoever provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect and the recovery of several stolen firearms from a burglary which occurred approximately two weeks ago.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


United Way is on a mission

SAVANNAH - Sam McCachern made a quite an entrance to illustrate the theme for this year's fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, "Mission: Possible."

September 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chamber, CVB seek common ground

Representatives from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau vowed Wednesday to find projects on which the two groups can combine forces.

September 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents seeking relief from mosquitoes

The war on mosquitoes may have to be fought on the homefront, Effingham County residents learned Tuesday night.

September 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plant opponents seek to block air permit

Less than one month after state regulators made the controversial call to permit King America Finishing to continue dumping pollutants into the Ogeechee River - albeit, under "stringent" conditions - environmental activists are crying foul once more.

September 04, 2012 | By Jeff Harrison | Local


LOST talks heading to mediation

Negotiations between Effingham County and the municipalities apparently are headed toward mediation.

September 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to look at changes to road contract

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider today the first change order for phase 2 and signal improvements along Old Augusta Road.

September 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gleaton completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Patrick J. Gleaton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Guyton contains sewage spill

Stormy weather was responsible for a sewage spill in Guyton on Wednesday night.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County OKs jail financing

Effingham County commissioners have approved a financing plan for the proposed expansion of the jail and sheriff's administrative offices.

August 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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