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Home at last

When 3rd Infantry Division soldier Greg Alford returned to his Effingham County home Wednesday from a tour in Afghanistan, he was touched to see all the "welcome home" signs and American flags in his neighborhood.

August 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield man dies on the Ogeechee

An Effingham County man died on the Ogeechee River on Sunday after witnesses say he jumped from a bridge.

August 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners limit how much to include in MPO

For now, as little as possible of Effingham County will be included in metro Savannah's transportation planning arm, commissioners decided.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County makes the call for radio tower fix

Radio communications problems that have plagued local emergency personnel could be resolved soon, for the most part.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County making changes to animal shelter rules

Changes to Effingham County's animal control could be coming soon, after commissioners approved a new set of standard operating procedures.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff delighted with progress of new jail

Construction on Effingham County's new jail is ahead of schedule and inmates could be moved in as soon as the end of June, according to Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

August 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County signs new lease for Brown Building

The county has agreed to keep the Department of Juvenile Justice in its current home for at least the next year.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield taps Crawley to be public works director

The city of Springfield found its next public works director - and it's someone with a lot of experience in local government.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awaiting special audit finish

Effingham County commissioners are waiting on the results of a special audit on the Keep Effingham Beautiful account.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Democrats see fortunes turning in Georgia

Democrats from across the state who gathered at Georgia Southern University's Russell Union Ballrooom said Georgia's demographics are changing, and the red state could turn into blue on the electoral map.

August 05, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


Megaload to be on the move Friday

The state Department of Transportation is asking motorists to use caution and expect delays on Ebenezer Road and Highway 21 Friday morning.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Dementia task force seeking input

ATLANTA - A new Georgia task force on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is asking for the public's input on how the state can improve care, support, and awareness activities for residents coping with dementia. The comments will be used to develop a statewide plan to address the needs of a growing population of Georgians living with Alzheimer's and other related dementias.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local


How to avoid health problems caused by the heavy rainfall

Southeast Georgia has experienced a lot of rain over the past several weeks, which could cause an increase in public health-related issues such as mosquito breeding and septic system failure. Coastal Health District officials recommend that residents take whatever precautions possible to minimize potential problems.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Bicyclist hit by truck

A bicyclist was seriously injured when he was hit by a pickup on Highway 21 late Wednesday night.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield man scratches his way to $1 million payday

An Effingham County nurse scored a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize in Port Wentworth.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ...

November 30, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others ...

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


City of Rincon receives $500,000 grant

SAVANNAH - The City of Rincon has received a 2016 Employment Incentive Program (EIP) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of ...

November 21, 2016 | | Local


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