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Commissioners question sheriff on budget

Effingham County commissioners want to take another look at how much the sheriff's office is spending and wants to spend for the coming fiscal year.

July 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Working families find a new place to get back on track

Effingham County has no shortage of people looking for work, as evidenced by the county's 8 percent unemployment rate. Many others are struggling to make ends meet with a job that does not pay well or lacks health benefits.

July 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


No injuries but storm's effects remain

Cleanup from a line of storms that swept through Effingham County and the Coastal Empire on Sunday night continued throughout Monday.

July 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Man survives wreck that cuts truck in half

One man was air lifted to a Savannah hospital following a single-vehicle crash this morning which left his pickup cut in half.

June 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Deputy survives wreck with semi

An Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy involved in an early-morning crash Thursday has been released from the hospital.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County gives $1K to fireworks show

Springfield's annual fireworks show is getting a little help from the county.

June 28, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County holds off on adopting FY13 budget

Though a first reading of a proposed budget still has not been approved, Effingham County commissioners appear to be closer to finalizing a plan for fiscal year 2013.

June 28, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to restart city manager search

The city of Rincon is resuming its search for a permanent city manager.

June 28, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon gets $100K grant for reuse infrastructure

ATLANTA-Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark announced the approval of a Georgia Fund water reuse grant of $100,000 to the city of Rincon. The grant, approved by the GEFA executive committee, will finance constructing a water reuse distribution and irrigation system. The GEFA executive committee previously approved a $2,500,000 Georgia Fund loan for this project in June 2010. Rincon will contribute $20,000 in local funds.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Grant to help firefighters get dressed for wildland fire success

Effingham County Fire Rescue is well-equipped to fight structure fires at homes and businesses.

June 28, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hospital unhappy with split trainer contract

With two local sports medicine providers offering to serve Effingham County schools, the Board of Education compromised.

June 28, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State launches campaign to check the IDs of those buying tobacco products

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently launched an educational campaign reminding retailers who sell tobacco to check the ID of anyone who looks under the age of 26. The "Check It" campaign coincides with the Synar program and emphasizes the danger and consequences of selling tobacco products to minors, which could result in fines, jail time and job loss.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Candidates’ forum set for Thursday evening

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a candidates' forum, to be held Thursday at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County closes in on finishing FY13 budget

Effingham County commissioners will go over the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget again Tuesday night - but any new budget won't be approved before the current fiscal year expires.

June 25, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New apartment complex opens doors

The first residents have started moving into a new apartment complex offering Effingham County a quality, affordable housing option.

June 25, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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