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No word yet on King America Finishing hearing

A court hearing regarding a local textile plant's continued discharge of chemical-laden effluent into the Ogeechee River was postponed after a court-ordered change of venue.

January 14, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Guyton sewage plant draws vocal, fierce opposition

In a near-unanimous voice, attendees at a state Environmental Protection Division public hearing on Guyton's proposed wastewater treatment plant expressed their displeasure and opposition.

January 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO issues scam warning

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about groups of people who have been reported in the county going door to door soliciting business. Deputies have received reports that people from out of state have been offering to pave residents' property for them at a low cost.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mason chosen to be county’s vice-chairman

Effingham County commissioners opened their first meeting of 2013 by selecting Steve Mason as the vice-chairman.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


City to fill seat on council

Springfield City Council moved Tuesday night to fill its vacant seat.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Is curtain falling on fireworks?

The annual Springfield 4th of July fireworks show may not get off the ground this year.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to roll from the newest station

Effingham County EMS has a new place to call home in Rincon.

January 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State high court denies Heidt's appeal

Craig Heidt's battle for a new trial appears to be over.

January 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve new rules for selecting vice-chairman

When Effingham County commissioners choose a vice-chairman Tuesday, they will use a different method to conduct and announce their votes.

January 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


An officer, and a gentleman

Cpl. Dennis Badger's colleagues in law enforcement remember him as someone who always wanted to help others.

January 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO asks to keep guns out of New Year's celebrations

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to make sure guns won't be fired off as part of New Year's Eve festivities.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Land owners want to keep working with county on OAR access

The owners of industrial-zoned property across from the Old Augusta Road-Highway 21 junction want to continue to work with Effingham County for access at a planned traffic signal at the intersection.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputy survives rollover

An Effingham County Sheriff's deputy was seriously injured Friday morning after his patrol car flipped and crashed into a ditch on Midland Road.

December 31, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Leaders ready to serve again

Several incumbent Effingham County leaders were sworn in to serve another term in a ceremony on Dec. 20 at the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, cities OK excise tax on energy

Effingham County is ready to put an excise tax on energy used in manufacturing.

December 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Effingham man dies in weekend boating accident

The body of an Effingham County man missing since Saturday was pulled from the Savannah River on Monday morning.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to rework IDA stipulations

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to make adjustments in the stipulations placed on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its tracts off Interstate 16.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clearing the way to welcome visitors

When it came time to start knocking down parts of the visitors center along Interstate 95, just inside the Georgia-South Carolina state line, Ann Purcell ...

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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