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Alderman to return as mayor of Springfield

As the only candidate to sign up for the job, Barton Alderman will return to the Springfield mayor's seat.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


'Ice Man' shares hoops and hope

Eugene "Ice Man" Raines of the Harlem Globetrotter Legends put on a fun show with a serious message Saturday at Effingham County High School.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City gives go-ahead for nature trail grant

Springfield City Council members have given the go-ahead for a contract, as part of a state Department of Natural Resources grant for a multi-use trail.

August 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Retreat’s conclusion may spur action

When the Effingham Chamber of Commerce gathers for another community retreat, they hope to recount the progress made on a number of goals.

August 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Community mourns loss of educator and leader

Guyton and Effingham County are mourning the passing of a longtime educator and community advocate, after Guyton City Council Alderman Dr. Brenda Lovett died Thursday from complications of diabetes.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Williams back in Effingham County jail

A man called "one of the most-wanted fugitives in Georgia" is now behind bars in Effingham County after being arrested in the Atlanta area Thursday.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Georgia stretches hands across the border

As Labor Day weekend approaches, drunk drivers will have nowhere to run from police in Georgia because traffic enforcement officers from every neighboring state will be waiting at state lines to take them into custody. It's time for Georgia's annual Hands Across the Border intra-state impaired driving and highway safety crackdown.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Wanted man captured

Fugitive Ronnie Williams was captured Thursday evening by United States Marshals in Cobb County.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Blackburn graduates from basic

Air Force Airman Jacob E. Blackburn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Anderson wins runoff

Former state representative Lee Anderson won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent John Barrow for the U.S. House 12th District seat in the November general election.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County delays action on drug discount card

Effingham County commissioners tabled a request to institute a countywide prescription drug discount card, after county officials had trepidations.

August 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners balk at matching grant

It does not appear that Effingham County will purchase the land where Ebenezer Crossing sits anytime soon.

August 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO: Be wary of solicitors

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about individuals who may solicit business in their neighborhoods.

August 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Putting a stop to it

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie offered a clear reminder of what could happen when drivers don't heed the red stoplights and sign from a stopped school bus.

August 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO searching for repeat burglary suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a burglary suspect who has reportedly broken into a victim's work shed several times over the past couple years.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | 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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