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One Sunday sales measure passes, another defeated

In narrow votes Tuesday, one referendum on Sunday alcohol sales in Effingham County passed and one failed.

March 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Northway, city get their day before state Supreme Court

ATLANTA-State Supreme Court justices may render a decision in a few weeks on a lower court decision's to remove Jeff Northway from his office as Springfield mayor.

March 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners want generator issue settled

An issue that generated controversy last month will be on the agenda for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners' next meeting.

March 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Where to vote

District 1

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


SCAD ready to present city project

The city of Springfield could be inching closer to establishing a historic district, after a presentation Thursday evening.

March 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO joining OffenderWatch program

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is now using OffenderWatch to gather and share information about registered sex offenders living in Effingham County.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Extension to host ATV safety course March 12

Youth in Effingham County will learn about of ATV safety March 12.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


ECSO lands GOHS grant

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a public safety partnership grant totaling $10,000 from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSU nursing department to present river health results

Citizens are invited to a presentation Saturday regarding the Ogeechee River and the possible human health effects of a recent chemical spill.

March 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Presidential primary voting under way

Early voting on the presidential preference primary ends March 2 in Effingham County. There are two polling places for early voting, the voter registration and election office at 284 Highway 119 South in Springfield and old Marlow Elementary School, 4752 Highway 17 South. Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

March 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Rincon takes a step toward recycling

The city of Rincon is taking another step closer toward getting citywide recycling.

March 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Purcell receives threats over bill

State Rep. Ann Purcell has received threats from supporters of a gun bill that is pending in her committee, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed Thursday.

March 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Johnson gets life without parole

Kevin Johnson has been sentenced to life without parole for the February 2010 murder of 2-year-old Melanie Rose Haynes.

March 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Judge rules no new trial for Craig Heidt

An Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge has ruled Craig Heidt does not merit a new trial for his December 2010 conviction on the murders of his father and brother.

February 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hanging up the badge

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Maj. Julian Delete - Merge UpDelete - Merge UpBowen retired after 26 years of service to the county. He began his tenure with the ECSO in August 1986 and has risen through the ranks, including corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and was promoted to major in 2010.

February 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Six hurt in truck, daycare van wreck

Six people were injured, one of them seriously, when a pickup collided with a childcare business' van Monday morning at Highway 21 and Ebenezer Road.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Pastor’s death hits church, friends hard

Jeffrey Rollins' length of tenure as pastor of First Baptist Church of Springfield spoke volumes about he how felt about his church, and how his church felt about him, the church's deacon chairman said Monday.

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


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