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Set clocks back and change smoke alarm battery, too

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Wanted arson suspects now in custody

A mother and son accused of intentionally totaling a car to collect insurance money were arrested Tuesday in Savannah on arson and insurance fraud charges.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


King praised for work with Victim Witness

As the candles for the domestic violence awareness vigil Tuesday evening were extinguished, so too has Glenda King's time as director of Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program come to an end.

October 25, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Garden City man accused of child molestation

A Garden City man is in the Effingham County Jail, facing several charges including child molestation following an investigation conducted by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Early voting polls to open Saturday

Each county will have polling locations that will be open at a minimum from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Drivers asked to watch for deer

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, leaders of the state's wildlife, highway safety and insurance agencies are advising motorists to be cautious of increased deer sightings this fall.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA courts prospect for site

A promising pairing of prospects for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority means the board won't be showing one of its sites to other potential suitors for three months.

October 22, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police make fraud arrests

Two Florida men are in jail after using counterfeit credit cards to purchase items at the Rincon Walmart.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Museum, Living History Site fight to keep doors open

With its funds drying up, the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield faced the very real possibility of closing before the end of this year.

October 22, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Medicare enrollment to end Dec. 7

ATLANTA - Americans have six weeks remaining to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State finds money to keep archives open to the public

Gov. Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Thursday that the state will restore $125,000 to Kemp's budget to keep the Georgia State Archives open to Georgians for the remainder of the budget year.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Plea nets 15-year sentence after first try ends in mistrial

An Effingham County man whose initial trial ended in a mistrial has pled guilty in Superior Court and faces a 15-year sentence.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EPD pulls textile plant’s permit

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division pulled a textiles plant's wastewater discharge permit Tuesday and issued a new consent order after legal pressure from supporters of the Ogeechee River.

October 18, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Mars Theatre doubles up on its movie night

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation is getting an early start on Halloween.

October 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to look at recycling points system

People who have been mystified at the countywide recycling rewards program may be getting some help in figuring the system out.

October 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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