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Authorities search for escaped prisoner

Effingham County sheriffs deputies and Effingham Prison officials are looking for a prisoner who escaped earlier today.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia gets $20M in public safety grants

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the release of $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These awards will help state and local first responders improve emergency communications and coordination during a natural or man-made disaster.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon works on new alcohol laws

Rincon City Council members are expected to get the first reading of a new alcohol ordinance at their meeting Monday.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Early Saturday morning accident turns deadly

An Effingham County woman died Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to get its law book in order

The ordinances for the city of Springfield will be organized in a more user friendly way. The council approved using the services of Municipal Code Corporation to organize the ordinances, and create a new code book.

May 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Aiden’s parents plead not guilty

The parents of a toddler who spent two months in the hospital recovering from injuries stemming from alleged child abuse pled not guilty to all the charges in Effingham County Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


More burn center patients discharged

Medical staff at Doctors Hospital is reporting good news that two of the Imperial Sugar patients, who received treatment on the Rehab Unit, are being discharged today. Another Imperial Sugar burn patient is expected to be discharged Wednesday from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center to the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Fort Howard, Lisa Street road closure

On April 12, the city of Rincon will close the intersection of Lisa Street and Fort Howard Road due to utility service work. Work will begin at 7 a.m., and is estimated that the road will reopen by April 14. If you have any questions, feel free to contact City Hall at 826-5996.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Lights to go out in Guyton Tuesday

Georgia Power will have a scheduled power outage today that will affect the northern half of Guyton, company representatives said.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County starts budget work in earnest

Effingham County's staff is beginning work on the fiscal year 2008-09 in earnest.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work done, but a lot left undone

There is one thing members of the state Senate and House of Representatives can agree on easily - they are glad to be done.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Warning issued about phony refund scam

ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers of an email phishing scam designed to look like it's from the IRS.

April 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Big price tag for road projects

A draft of a transportation study for Effingham County's future transportation needs carries a hefty price tag for the recommendations - $490 million.

April 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter-Burns bill heads to governor

Effingham County voters likely will head to the polls in November with a chance to determine their property tax futures.

April 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Old Augusta about to become a new road

The ceremonial turn of the shovel took place on a warm Tuesday afternoon. The real work will begin in a few days for the long-awaited Old Augusta Road project.

April 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Clyo El Cheapo store held up, robbed Saturday

The El Cheapo gas station in Clyo was held up by three suspects Saturday afternoon, two of whom had handguns.

March 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah Police searching for missing man

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing male who was last seen Tuesday, Mar. 28.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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