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Brewing up support for T-SPLOST

If the Effingham Parkway is going to be built, a former state Senate leader said Wednesday, then voters will have to pass the transportation special purpose local option sales tax next week.

July 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO catches up to suspect after Wednesday chase

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies apprehended a suspect who was wanted on multiple charges following a pursuit Wednesday evening.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Child continues recovery from dog attack

A 5-year-old Effingham County boy remains in the pediatric intensive care unit at Memorial Health University Medical Center after being attacked Tuesday by a neighbor's dog.

July 26, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Candidate profiles: House District 161

Bill Hitchens

July 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: County Commission District 4

Steve Collins

July 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


County OKs budget

With a unanimous vote, the Effingham County commissioners approved a fiscal year 2013 budget Thursday night.

July 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Child mauled by dog

A 5-year-old Effingham County boy is in serious condition after being attacked by a neighbor's dog shortly before noon today, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

July 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A sweet and cool treat

"It feels good on the inside," 10-year-old Ayden Meadows said as he served lemonade Friday afternoon at The Learning Treehouse in Rincon.

July 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA opens its doors to home fixtures company

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is set to welcome a new tenant into its industrial park.

July 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Moving forward on Mars

The city of Springfield is exploring ways to have work done on the Mars Theater.

July 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidate profiles: Coroner

David Exley

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: County Commission District 1

Forrest Floyd

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: Commission Chair At-large

Wendall Kessler

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: Tax Commissioner

John Kieffer

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: District Attorney

Martha Kirkland Hall

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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