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Springfield unlikely to join future MPO

Should the Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Organization seek to include portions of Effingham County, Springfield likely won't be taking part.

April 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Family Promise tackling homeless problem

One group of students was not entirely focused on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests given in Effingham County schools over the past several days.

April 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues charitable giving advisory

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during times of national crisis.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield sewer work almost done

Work on a long-awaited sewage improvement project in Springfield could be completed soon, city officials said.

April 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tree, limbs crash into house Sunday morning

A Springfield home was rendered inhabitable when tree limbs crashed through it Sunday morning.

April 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO opens up drug drop-off box

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is taking a simple step in hopes of addressing a big problem.

April 22, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Renovations coming to state’s welcome centers

ATLANTA -T he State Transportation Board's Gateways Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the renovation of Georgia's welcome centers. The Gateways Committee committed funds to the effort from the revenues collected from the Georgia LOGO program.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Judge recuses himself in vehicular homicide case

The court proceedings in a 2011 Effingham County vehicular homicide have taken an unexpected turn.

April 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Coastal Health District marks National Infant Immunization Week

Last year in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties, more than 100,000 people, including infants and children, got immunized against diseases that could make them very sick or even worse.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County tries to stem wrecks at problem crossing

An accident-plagued intersection has Effingham County officials wondering what steps to take to make it safer.

April 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham Democrats install new officers

Jack Garvin was re-elected chairman of the Effingham Democratic Committee, and Homer Wallace was returned as first vice-chair. Jimmie Snooks was elected as second vice chair. With a growing membership, Claudia Collier was elected to take over the duties from long-time secretary Cathy Brantley, and Carla Freels was elected as treasurer.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County seeks solution to radio tower problems

Effingham County officials are trying to find a solution to a problem plaguing emergency personnel, especially in the south end of the county, when they try to communicate with each other.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, cities find a LOST agreement

Effingham County commissioners and the three city councils have agreed on how to split up sales tax proceeds and possibly averted a two-day court proceeding.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Like father, like son

For many military service members, the toughest aspect of an overseas deployment is leaving family behind for months at a time.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Komen for the Cure funds Effingham Health System forums

Six breast health education forums hosted by Effingham Health System are part of a record-breaking total of $345,000 the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded for community services to fund everything from educational programs to screening mammograms.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide ...

December 30, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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