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Jury acquits Stone of vehicular homicide charges

Robbie Stone could not hold back tears Friday as an Effingham County jury cleared him of charges that could have sent him to jail for 75 years.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Stone not guilty of vehicular homicide

An Effingham County jury found Robbie Stone of reckless driving but not guilty of vehicular homicide.

March 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County tries to warm up to solar farm projects

Recent requests about solar farms has Effingham County commissioners wondering how to handle those inquiries for certain zoning districts.

March 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents aim ire

One by one, speakers told state Environmental Protection Division representatives that the agency wasn't doing its job and the pollution of the Ogeechee River had to stop.

March 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Witness says driver in fatal accident was ‘driving crazy’

Robbie Stone was "driving crazy" prior to having a wreck that killed two Effingham County teenagers, one of the survivors of the crash testified Thursday in Stone's vehicular homicide trial.

March 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Set your clocks ahead and check smoke alarms, fire escape plans

Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and that means moving your clocks ahead one hour (spring forward) before retiring for the evening Saturday. It is also a great time to think about fire safety, according to fire safety professionals.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Youngster to lead Effingham Kiss-a-Pig effort

Last year, Abbey Brannen helped her assistant principal at Ebenezer Elementary School, Dana Wright, raise the most money in the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig campaign.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Sheriff asks for ‘no’ on House Bill 1

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has asked state lawmakers to reconsider a piece of legislation that he and other sheriffs believe will make it harder to seize criminals' assets.

March 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River to recede; EPD meeting Tuesday night

A flood warning for the Ogeechee River near Eden is still in effect, according to the National Weather Service.

March 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River expected to crest Sunday

The National Weather Service is predicting the Ogeechee River at Eden will rise to almost 13.3 feet by Sunday evening before beginning to recede slowly.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Board backs partisan elections on split vote

Effingham County commissioners won't support any legislation calling for non-partisan elections of commissioners - even though the vote itself split commissioners 3-2.

February 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Home court advantage

Marion Dingle fondly recalls his days coaching high school basketball in Effingham County.

February 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Jury picked for Stone trial

The trial of an Effingham County man accused of two counts of vehicular homicide will begin next Thursday.

February 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cribbs, Laning to run for spot on Springfield City Council

Springfield voters will choose between Justin Howard Cribbs and Wanda J. Laning in the March 19 special election to fill a seat on the Springfield City Council.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Local


IDA, Chamber renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has continued its contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce, following a unanimous vote by the IDA board.

February 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Two Rivers Health Clinic now accepting patients

Effingham County now has the non-profit Two Rivers Health Clinic free for patients.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hinson won't run for re-election

Chief Magistrate Scott Hinson has decided not to run for re-election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Mallard to run for re-election as district attorney

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard is running for re-election, having qualified Monday.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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