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County to discuss road safety improvements

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a new bid for safety improvements on three Effingham County roads, after the original contractors backed out.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Robbery suspect Travis Brown arrested

Robbery suspect Travis Brown was arrested Monday night by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies and Rincon Police.

November 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Targeting what to do

Emergency vehicles with lights flashing surrounded the old Effingham County Middle School Monday morning as sounds of shots rang out.

November 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Candidate profiles: County Commission District 1

Bob Brantley

November 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: Commission Chair At-large

Franklin Goldwire

November 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


ECSO takes sex crime probationers off the streets

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office invited nearly 45 people on probation for a variety of sex-related offenses to spend Halloween evening at the ECSO - and their attendance was mandatory.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Deputies seek burglary suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a burglary suspect who fled from a traffic stop Wednesday night.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Floyd challenging Brantley for District 1 seat

Bob Brantley faced no opposition the first time he ran for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners. This time, he has to withstand a challenge from local businessman Forrest Floyd.

November 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goldwire, Kessler vying for at-large chairman

After weeks on the campaign trail, Democrat Franklin Goldwire and Republican Wendall Kessler are both cautiously optimistic about their chances of being elected the Effingham County Board of Commissioners' at-large chairman in Tuesday's general election.

November 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Voter turnout already strong

In the July 31 primary, a total of 6,736 Effingham County voters cast ballots.

November 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


NWR to make repairs to Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive

Starting Monday, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be making repairs to the entrance of the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive. This repaving project is expected to take up to two weeks. During this time, traffic will be re-routed around the entrance to the Wildlife Drive.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


YMCA kicks off diabetes prevention program

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is helping people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes through the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, an innovative program that teaches people to make lifestyle changes that lead to greater health.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Decision gives go-ahead to harbor deepening

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy has signed the record of decision for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, known as SHEP.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A heaping dose of the best medicine

From the moment she took the stage at Effingham Health System's third annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn program Thursday, comedienne Leslie Norris Townsend showed she doesn't take life too seriously.

October 29, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon takes one of its own to heart

The brotherhood in blue is banding together to help one of its own. And it's getting help from across the community.

October 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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