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Riverkeeper files appeal on textile plant’s permit

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed an appeal Friday in protest of a wastewater discharge permit allowing a textiles plant to release chemical-laden waste into the Ogeechee River.

September 10, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


September is voter registration month

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has joined fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Creek grant request won’t go forward

Without a vote either in favor or in opposition to a commitment letter for a possible grant, Effingham County's potential purchase of the Ebenezer Crossing property appears to be a dead issue.

September 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two from county arrested in CNT bust

Three people, including two from Effingham County, are in custody following a drug investigation conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State’s high court hears Heidt’s appeal

ATLANTA - The evidence against Craig Heidt is circumstantial but remains overwhelming, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew told state Supreme Court justices Monday afternoon.

September 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Recount upholds victory

Former state Rep. Lee Anderson will face John Barrow for the U.S. 12th House District seat in Georgia, after a recount upheld Anderson's runoff victory.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


$1K reward offered for information on burglary

The victim of multiple burglaries in Effingham County is now offering a $1,000 cash reward to whoever provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect and the recovery of several stolen firearms from a burglary which occurred approximately two weeks ago.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


United Way is on a mission

SAVANNAH - Sam McCachern made a quite an entrance to illustrate the theme for this year's fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, "Mission: Possible."

September 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chamber, CVB seek common ground

Representatives from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau vowed Wednesday to find projects on which the two groups can combine forces.

September 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents seeking relief from mosquitoes

The war on mosquitoes may have to be fought on the homefront, Effingham County residents learned Tuesday night.

September 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plant opponents seek to block air permit

Less than one month after state regulators made the controversial call to permit King America Finishing to continue dumping pollutants into the Ogeechee River - albeit, under "stringent" conditions - environmental activists are crying foul once more.

September 04, 2012 | By Jeff Harrison | Local


LOST talks heading to mediation

Negotiations between Effingham County and the municipalities apparently are headed toward mediation.

September 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to look at changes to road contract

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider today the first change order for phase 2 and signal improvements along Old Augusta Road.

September 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gleaton completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Patrick J. Gleaton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Guyton contains sewage spill

Stormy weather was responsible for a sewage spill in Guyton on Wednesday night.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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