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Bicyclist hit by semi on 80 dies

A Bloomingdale man who was hit by a tractor-trailer while riding his bicycle on Highway 80 on Jan. 9 has died.

January 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield signs agreement on VOA group home

The city of Springfield and an organization seeking to open a second group home for people with mental and intellectual disabilities have reached an agreement in a lawsuit filed against the city.

January 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Folder can’t wait for ‘best’ MLK Parade

At 84 years old, Adam Folder Jr. doesn't get around like he used to. However, his family says, that doesn't keep from attending every local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade he can.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Another tragedy touches ECHS

Several Effingham County teenagers have died in car wrecks in recent years, and the community suffered another loss Wednesday night.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


No word yet on King America Finishing hearing

A court hearing regarding a local textile plant's continued discharge of chemical-laden effluent into the Ogeechee River was postponed after a court-ordered change of venue.

January 14, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Guyton sewage plant draws vocal, fierce opposition

In a near-unanimous voice, attendees at a state Environmental Protection Division public hearing on Guyton's proposed wastewater treatment plant expressed their displeasure and opposition.

January 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO issues scam warning

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about groups of people who have been reported in the county going door to door soliciting business. Deputies have received reports that people from out of state have been offering to pave residents' property for them at a low cost.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mason chosen to be county’s vice-chairman

Effingham County commissioners opened their first meeting of 2013 by selecting Steve Mason as the vice-chairman.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


City to fill seat on council

Springfield City Council moved Tuesday night to fill its vacant seat.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Is curtain falling on fireworks?

The annual Springfield 4th of July fireworks show may not get off the ground this year.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to roll from the newest station

Effingham County EMS has a new place to call home in Rincon.

January 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State high court denies Heidt's appeal

Craig Heidt's battle for a new trial appears to be over.

January 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve new rules for selecting vice-chairman

When Effingham County commissioners choose a vice-chairman Tuesday, they will use a different method to conduct and announce their votes.

January 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


An officer, and a gentleman

Cpl. Dennis Badger's colleagues in law enforcement remember him as someone who always wanted to help others.

January 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO asks to keep guns out of New Year's celebrations

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to make sure guns won't be fired off as part of New Year's Eve festivities.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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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


24th ID veterans gather to remember

FORT STEWART-Time heals all wounds, the saying goes. Still, after 25 years, the loss of comrades-in-arms was felt as the name of each of ...

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to hold office hours in Effingham

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Augusta) announced his staff will be holding community office hours in Springfield on March 9 from 1-3 ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew to run for superior court judge

STATESBORO-Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew officially announced Friday his intentions to run for Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit ...

March 02, 2016 | By Holli Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


Judge turns down pipeline's appeal on eminent domain

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has upheld state Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry's decision prohibiting a pipeline company from using eminent domain ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield delves into DDA proces

The city of Springfield could have an ordinance for its downtown development authority ready in about three months, City Manager Brett Bennett said.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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