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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


Springfield considering downtown master plan

The Springfield City Council soon may entertain proposals for a downtown master plan, following a presentation of a potential such plan from a Savannah architectural and engineering firm.

August 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hospital celebrates trauma center status

This has been quite a year for Effingham Health System.

August 20, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Where there’s smoke, there’s fire training

Smoke poured out of the structure, as Rincon firefighters began assembling hoses, ladders and chainsaws - all to show the citizens what the investment in sales taxes provides.

August 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber makes hotel-motel tax pitch to city

Rincon City Council members may delve into what a hotel-motel tax would mean for the city.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber prepping for Oktoberfest

Effingham Chamber of Commerce executive director Rick Lott recalls that, when plans began for Effingham County's first Oktoberfest, organizers didn't know how successful it would be.

August 16, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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