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ECSO warning of computer virus scam

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is making the public aware of a computer virus scam that has affected hundreds of people in the area.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City ready for fall festival

Springfield's downtown area is expected to be a busy hub of activity Friday and Saturday.

October 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon parade lining up entries

Plans already are under way for the 32nd annual Lions Club Christmas Parade.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Forum puts candidates on display

The two candidates for Effingham County Commission chairman share a number of the same goals, such as having the county government work collaboratively with Effingham's municipalities and other local boards in the county's best interests, establishing stronger ethical guidelines for county employees and officials, and bringing smart growth to the county.

October 11, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Council members laud newest Rincon chief

For the last six months, Phillip Scholl has been in charge of the Rincon Police Department on an interim basis.

October 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Scholl named Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council members have appointed Phillip Scholl as chief of police.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A full house at new apartments

It's been a busy first few months for Goshen Crossing Apartments in Rincon.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


DNR urges tree stand safety for hunting season

The state Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, is asking hunters to practice tree stand safety this hunting season. Tree stands are the leading cause of hunting-related incidents in Georgia each year.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Man accused of shovel slaying indicted by grand jury

An Effingham County man accused in the July 4 death of a relative has been indicted on three counts of murder by the grand jury.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Dancing up a storm

Although they are not professional dancers, seven Effingham Countians put on quite a show Saturday night.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham to come together for ‘We Are One’ festival

Like many other communities in 2009, Effingham County was feeling the effects of the recession.

October 04, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

Two men were arrested Tuesday night after an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy discovered a methamphetamine lab inside their vehicle during a traffic stop.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Waffle House to serve up help for ECSO

Diners at Waffle House can do more than just get it scattered, smothered and covered or diced and chunked starting Friday morning.

October 04, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chairman: Vote is show of confidence in Crawley

Fellow county commissioners voted not to support the Facebook post of another Effingham County commissioner - and in doing so, offered a vote of support for the county administrator, Chairman Dusty Zeigler said.

October 04, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR Coastal HQ to host CoastFest

The 18th annual CoastFest is set for Oct. 6 at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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