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Crowd voices 'no' on new discharge permit

A public hearing on a draft permit for King America Finishing to discharge wastewater into the Ogeechee River drew about 250 people to Effingham County High School on Tuesday, including 45 who stepped to the microphone to share their opinions.

June 14, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Prison sentence begins for owner of popular tavern

The sign on the door of a popular Springfield restaurant tells patrons that due to a change in ownership they are temporarily unable to serve alcohol.

June 14, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield seeks help with fireworks show

Springfield's annual fireworks show will go on as scheduled the Saturday before Independence Day. But the show may need some help.

June 14, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mallard touts experience, success

Supporters of Richard Mallard dropped by the Hinely Community Center Tuesday for a reception as part of his campaign for re-election as Ogeechee Judicial Circuit district attorney.

June 14, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Couple escapes early morning house fire

A Springfield couple escaped harm after their house caught on fire early Tuesday morning.

June 14, 2012 | Staff report | Local


STC adult education expands to Effingham Prison

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College is partnering with the Effingham County Prison to bring adult education/GED classes to inmates.

June 14, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Chamber honors Heidt

After serving more than three decades on the Effingham County Board of Education, Charlie Heidt was recognized Thursday night for his service.

June 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County looking at shrinking budget

Effingham County commissioners are holding a workshop Tuesday afternoon on the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget - a budget that reflects a potential increase in health insurance and cuts in county staffing and in county contributions to retirement plans.

June 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon adjusts take-home car policy

Rincon City Council has adjusted its take-home car policy, drawing the circle those vehicles can travel from the city a little tighter.

June 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deadline to file property assessment appeal is July 5

The last day to file an appeal on a 2012 assessment notice is July 5. Appeals can be sent by mail or hand-delivered. Appeals will not be accepted if sent by electronic mail or fax. The county does not currently have a secure site for delivery of electronic mail or fax.

June 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Twibell soaring in Civil Air Patrol ranks

David Twibell received the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz award and was promoted to cadet colonel in the Civil Air Patrol at the Georgia Wing conference in Augusta. The ceremony was of special significance due to the attendance of astronaut Col. Eric Boe, a former cadet in the Georgia wing. He recently piloted two shuttle missions.

June 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Project’s proceeds could be a lifesaver

Tammie Griffin knows all too well the anguish a family feels when a loved one goes missing.

June 04, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Meth bust could lead to more arrests

Effingham County Sheriff's investigators are continuing to follow leads after a two men were arrested late Thursday afternoon and charged with making methamphetamine.

June 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Search still on for felon who skipped court date

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are continuing to search for a felon who failed to show for a jury trial last week.

June 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EMA continues Ogeechee advisory

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is continuing to stress that swimming, fishing or eating fish from the Ogeechee River is not advised.

June 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Crash claims life of Guyton man

An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners take a look at slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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