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Appeal on Jones challenge filed with state high court

The challenge to Vera Jones' candidacy is headed to the state's highest court.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Drivers can use online receipts as proof until license arrives

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service initiative to save customers time by encouraging more online driver's license transactions.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve $26.81M budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2015 budget that shaves about 1 percent of spending from the current financial plan.

June 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets deluge of calls on water bills

Effingham County commissioners raised rates for county water customers, and now commissioners are getting flooded with calls about water bills.

June 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bunyan Kessler to close during its resurfacing

Work on re-paving Bunyan Kessler Road is expected to start soon, according to Effingham County officials.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Private dirt road residents ask county to start maintenance

A deed will be prepared so that Effingham County crews can begin taking care of what has been a private dirt road, after more than two dozen residents requested the county maintain it.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State unveils updated emergency mobile app

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security have introduced an upgraded version of the state's emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia, which was designed to help Georgians stay safe and informed during emergencies. Upgrading the app was one of the recommendations of the governor's Severe Winter Weather Warning and Preparedness Taskforce.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County expected to get audit Tuesday

Effingham County commissioners expect to get the much-awaited and anticipated audit of the county presented Tuesday.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gun locks are key

As he watched news coverage of last week's school shooting in Oregon, Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie saw the need to remind the community that his office provides gun locks free of charge.

June 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Council members OK Mars’ budget

From glowing reviews of the sound system and an appreciation of the seating arrangements, Springfield City Council members are hearing plenty of good things about the Mars Theatre.

June 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Woman loses house and a home to her rescued pets

Suzanne Collier lost her home and all the belongings in it Monday night, but she is focusing on what she still has.

June 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Friday for Owen Rivers, 4

Funeral arrangements have been made for the 4-year-old Effingham County boy who died following a head-on collision on Highway 17 Friday afternoon.

June 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Armstrong Police collect nearly quarter-ton of pills

Over the past four months, the Armstrong Police Department at Armstrong Atlantic State University collected nearly 500 pounds of unused prescription drugs. With the help of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, the drugs were transported to Florida to be incinerated.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State revenues climb more than 3 percent

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia's net tax collections for May totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of nearly $42.25 million, or 3.1 percent, compared to the month-ended May 2013.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Lowe's Heroes make upgrades to South Effingham Elementary

South Effingham Elementary School received an upgraded look on Thursday as employees of Lowe's, known as the "Lowe's Heroes", came to the school ...

August 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Health System offering new program for local elementary schools

For parents, getting school age children the medical care they need when they aren't feeling well can be a real challenge. Beginning this fall ...

August 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham students prepare for new year

With the first day of school arriving Thursday, students in Effingham County flocked to their prospective institution of learning on Monday and Tuesday for Open ...

August 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia Chamber recognized as Chamber of the Year

ATLANTA - The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

July 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Fire Department battling structure fire on Hodgeville Road

Deputies from the Effingham County Sheriff's Department and firefighters from Effingham Fire are currently in the 1500 block of Hodgeville Road working a structure ...

July 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


New school employees attend orientation

Over 200 new employees of the Effingham County School System walked through the doors and hallways of Ebenezer Middle School Tuesday morning for New Employee ...

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Council tables website upgrade

The Rincon City Council met Monday night for a regularly-scheduled meeting to discuss a number of topics, many of which ending up being tabled for ...

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Steve Jarvis to run for Buddy Carter's seat in congress

Bernard Stefan (Steve) Jarvis has announced that he is running as a democrat for the Congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Buddy Carter in the ...

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton to raise property taxes

The City of Guyton sent out a press release last week announcing that a decision has been made to increase the 2017 property taxes it ...

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriffs working fatal accident

The Effingham County Sheriffs Department is currently working a fatal accident at highway 80 and 17.

July 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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