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Permit in hand, Guyton ready for treatment plant work

The city of Guyton could advertise for bids for its planned wastewater treatment plant as soon as next month, Mayor Michael Garvin said.

November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash, tanker explosion claimed life of three brothers

An already-horrific scene became a tragedy for one Effingham County family when investigators determined the identities of three people who died in a fiery crash on Thursday.

November 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Plant gets new discharge permit

A new discharge permit has been issued for a Screven County textiles plant after recommendations from environmental groups were included in the proposal.

November 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hospital, county, city team up for disaster drill

Effingham Health System conducted an emergency preparedness drill in collaboration with Effingham County EMS, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and the Springfield Fire Department.

November 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County gives OK to work program list

Effingham County commissioners have approved a short-term work program for the current fiscal year, identifying the projects and equipment to be started or bought.

November 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Statesboro shutters pair of trouble-plagued clubs

STATESBORO - In the wake of a Nov. 10 fatal shooting at a Statesboro nightclub, a discussion between Statesboro city officials and police led to the forced closure of two clubs with a history of violent incidents.

November 18, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


City chooses seats for Mars

The doors for the Mars Theatre are still a few months away from opening, but the seats for the venue have been selected.

November 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kimberly Moretz trial delayed again

Kimberly Moretz's trial has been postponed for a second time.

November 13, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon, county to work on fire station location

Fire coverage west of Rincon is expected to improve with the construction of a new station. Just where that station will be could be a matter to be resolved through continued talks between Effingham County commissioners and Rincon City Council members.

November 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County pledges parking help in agreement with city

Efforts to renovate Ulmer Park may be inching forward, after Springfield officials asked Effingham County commissioners what they could do in support.

November 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ricker joins Scott, Morgan on council

Incumbents Levi Scott Jr. and Scott Morgan were re-elected to serve four more years on Rincon City Council, joined by newcomer Christina Shores Ricker.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Guilty plea on child porn nets 10 years

An Effingham County man found in possession more than a hundred images of child pornography in July was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon elections to be held Tuesday

Voting will take place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today at the Vernon C. Hinely Center for Rincon municipal elections.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County backs drug court

The drug court in Effingham County received a shot in the arm from the county law library.

November 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon City Council candidates

A look at the five candidates for the three seats on Rincon City Council.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local


Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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