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ECSO issues scam warning

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about groups of people who have been reported in the county going door to door soliciting business. Deputies have received reports that people from out of state have been offering to pave residents' property for them at a low cost.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mason chosen to be county’s vice-chairman

Effingham County commissioners opened their first meeting of 2013 by selecting Steve Mason as the vice-chairman.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


City to fill seat on council

Springfield City Council moved Tuesday night to fill its vacant seat.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Is curtain falling on fireworks?

The annual Springfield 4th of July fireworks show may not get off the ground this year.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to roll from the newest station

Effingham County EMS has a new place to call home in Rincon.

January 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State high court denies Heidt's appeal

Craig Heidt's battle for a new trial appears to be over.

January 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve new rules for selecting vice-chairman

When Effingham County commissioners choose a vice-chairman Tuesday, they will use a different method to conduct and announce their votes.

January 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


An officer, and a gentleman

Cpl. Dennis Badger's colleagues in law enforcement remember him as someone who always wanted to help others.

January 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO asks to keep guns out of New Year's celebrations

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to make sure guns won't be fired off as part of New Year's Eve festivities.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Land owners want to keep working with county on OAR access

The owners of industrial-zoned property across from the Old Augusta Road-Highway 21 junction want to continue to work with Effingham County for access at a planned traffic signal at the intersection.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputy survives rollover

An Effingham County Sheriff's deputy was seriously injured Friday morning after his patrol car flipped and crashed into a ditch on Midland Road.

December 31, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Leaders ready to serve again

Several incumbent Effingham County leaders were sworn in to serve another term in a ceremony on Dec. 20 at the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, cities OK excise tax on energy

Effingham County is ready to put an excise tax on energy used in manufacturing.

December 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


‘Child-only’ plans to be offered starting in January

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has signed an order finalizing new rules that will require all insurance companies who sell individual health policies in Georgia to also offer "child-only" individual health coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSP, other agencies investigating 17 holiday traffic deaths

There were 17 traffic deaths across the state during the Christmas holiday period, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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County renews agreement with Chamber

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new professional services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, but it the decision was not unanimous.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide ...

December 30, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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