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Group files federal suit against Springfield

An organization that had been seeking to open another group home in Springfield has filed a suit against the city, claiming discrimination in the city's zoning practices.

July 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield begins to make strides in Railroad Avenue project

The city of Springfield is getting closer to starting work on a long-awaited project to help south Railroad Avenue residents.

July 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Northway resigns as Springfield mayor

The city of Springfield will determine if a special election is needed to fill its mayor's position.

July 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court rules class-action against G-P can proceed

Residents near the Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill have been granted the ability to file a class action lawsuit against the mill for damages from the mill's emissions.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall touts background in child crime cases

Ramping up the final three weeks of her campaign, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit district attorney challenger Martha Kirkland Hall met with supporters at a reception Tuesday in Rincon.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


District 4 hopefuls seek to even budget

Two Republicans seeking the Effingham County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat pledge to do whatever is necessary to balance the county's budget - even if that means commissioners taking a pay cut.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


District 1 GOP candidates push their experience

The two Republicans running for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat each believe they have the professional and personal experience to be an effective county commissioner.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City won’t offer police chief a separate contract

Springfield City Council members are happy with the job Paul Wynn is doing as police chief. But they don't want to enter into a separate contract with him.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Paving the way for T-SPLOST campaign

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is getting some help in its support of Georgia's proposed special purpose local option sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST). The Savannah Board of Realtors presented a $2,000 check Tuesday toward regional marketing efforts for T-SPLOST.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners hold off on adopting budget

Effingham County commissioners will have to wait for at least another meeting before adopting a budget.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plant rep: No pink discharge from here

King America Finishing is not discharging pink-tinted water into the Ogeechee River, nor has it violated its discharge permits, a spokesman for the Screven County textiles plant said Friday.

July 09, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Hospital authority requests bump in millage

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy on behalf of the Effingham County Hospital Authority this year by 7.90 percent over the rollback millage rate. The current millage rate for the Hospital Authority is 1.977, the rollback millage rate is 2.178, and the proposed millage is 2.35.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City OKs revised Silverwood plan

Rincon City Council members have approved a revised site plan for a proposed senior living complex, but they want more answers on an access road.

July 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Incumbent Exley, challenger Frost seek coroner post

The two candidates for Effingham County coroner outlined their credentials to the crowd at the recent candidates forum hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Collections at heart of tax position

A candidate for Effingham County tax commissioner promises to make changes to the office if he is elected. The incumbent says that a number of positive steps have already been taken under her watch.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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