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Kingston to hold day office

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a congressional day office.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Living History Site sees growth

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site is hoping to add to its collection and exhibits, and it's becoming an increasingly popular destination, Springfield City Council members learned.

December 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


AAA to have Tow to Go for the weekend

Nearly one in four, 23 percent, of consumers think people are more likely to use a designated driver on Thanksgiving, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet five in 10, 48 percent, reported they have never been a designated driver.

November 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State Patrol ready for holiday traffic

ATLANTA-The Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

November 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Monday wreck claims one life

A Screven County man died in a three-vehicle collision late Monday afternoon at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads, Effingham's second deadly crash in less than a week.

November 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City eager to open theater doors, a new era for downtown

Sometime in early March, the doors of Springfield's Mars Theatre are expected to swing open, welcoming patrons and guests for the first time since the building closed more than 50 years ago.

November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO’s Heath keeps a watchful eye online

Some of the images Joe Heath comes across online are so disturbing, he doesn't understand why anyone would want to see them.

November 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council hopes signs show people the way

Rincon City Council members hope new signs can point the way to what the city has going on.

November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Kieffer, Jones, Mason to run again

At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


DOT looks at solutions for 95/21

Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Getting in on the clues

A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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


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