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GOP hopefuls visit Effingham Tea Party

With six Republicans on the ballot for Georgia's District 1 seat in the U.S. House and five running in U.S. House District 12, John McCallum and Eugene Yu are both in crowded fields in their respective congressional races.

March 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County OKs rec projects for last of impact fees

With input from the count recreation board, Effingham County commissioners have agreed to a list of projects that could benefit from the remainder of recreation impact fees.

March 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Challenge, Web site ask candidate to return money

A challenge has been filed against an Effingham County commissioner seeking re-election, accusing her of withholding money that should have been refunded to the county.

March 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


McDonald touts state’s investment in solar power

Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald rode in Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade Monday in 1929 Model A convertible.

March 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Sheriff ready to move into new jail soon

The public will get its first look at the completed Effingham County Jail this weekend, and Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie can't wait to start moving inmates into it.

March 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall trial set to start April 1

The often-delayed trial of an Effingham County man accused of a 2011 accident that killed one person and injured three others has a new start date.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Perry pleads guilty to murdering cousin

An Effingham County man has pled guilty to the July 2013 slaying of his cousin.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Panel to review state’s child welfare system

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the creation of the Child Welfare Reform Council to improve the child welfare system and better protect Georgia's most vulnerable citizens.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City OKs alcohol license for Mars

The grand debut of the Mars Theatre is about a month away, and Springfield City Council members took steps to make sure there could be a proper toast.

March 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Time change a good time to check smoke alarms

Having set clocks ahead one hour is a good reminder to check home smoke alarms, according to Effingham Fire and Rescue.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Convicted felon gets 5 years for assaulting family trying to help

A once-convicted felon who pointed a shotgun at a family and led Effingham County Sheriff's deputies on a chase is going back to prison.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Guyton’s sewage permit on hold after court ruling

Guyton's permit for its planned wastewater treatment plant sprayfield may be headed back to the state Environmental Protection Division.

March 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Zeigler to run against Jones in District 2

The race for the Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat has drawn four candidates, and all three county commission seats up for election will be contested in the May 20 primary.

March 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


Field keeps growing for county commission, school board races

The field for the May 20 primary is growing for a number of Effingham County races.

March 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Split vote OKs annexation, fire station

Effingham County commissioners approved allowing Rincon to annex 66 acres, following a split vote and questions for Rincon city officials.

March 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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