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Drivers asked to watch for deer

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, leaders of the state's wildlife, highway safety and insurance agencies are advising motorists to be cautious of increased deer sightings this fall.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA courts prospect for site

A promising pairing of prospects for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority means the board won't be showing one of its sites to other potential suitors for three months.

October 22, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police make fraud arrests

Two Florida men are in jail after using counterfeit credit cards to purchase items at the Rincon Walmart.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Museum, Living History Site fight to keep doors open

With its funds drying up, the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield faced the very real possibility of closing before the end of this year.

October 22, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Medicare enrollment to end Dec. 7

ATLANTA - Americans have six weeks remaining to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State finds money to keep archives open to the public

Gov. Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Thursday that the state will restore $125,000 to Kemp's budget to keep the Georgia State Archives open to Georgians for the remainder of the budget year.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Plea nets 15-year sentence after first try ends in mistrial

An Effingham County man whose initial trial ended in a mistrial has pled guilty in Superior Court and faces a 15-year sentence.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EPD pulls textile plant’s permit

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division pulled a textiles plant's wastewater discharge permit Tuesday and issued a new consent order after legal pressure from supporters of the Ogeechee River.

October 18, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Mars Theatre doubles up on its movie night

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation is getting an early start on Halloween.

October 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to look at recycling points system

People who have been mystified at the countywide recycling rewards program may be getting some help in figuring the system out.

October 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fox Theatre lends a hand to Mars efforts

The Mars Theatre's restoration efforts officially received a boost last Wednesday.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City OKs rezoning measure

Springfield City Council members have approved the first reading of a hotly-debated zoning ordinance that establishes a residential/office district on Oak Street.

October 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


District 1 hopefuls discuss the issues

The challenger for the Effingham County Commission's District 1 seat is promoting the need for a change on the board, while the incumbent it touting his experience on the board in his bid for re-election.

October 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Alderman returns to mayor's post

Barton Alderman was sworn in Tuesday night as the mayor of Springfield, returning to a post he held for five years.

October 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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


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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


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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