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Insurance commissioner urges preparation for hurricane season

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies to be sure they have adequate coverage, now that hurricane season is under way.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Health department asking residents with functional, medical needs to register

Hurricane season is here and health department officials are encouraging those who meet certain criteria to apply to the functional and medical needs registry. Residents should apply to be on the registry before a storm threatens the area.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Top honors again for Effingham Prison

For the second time in three years, Effingham County Prison has been recognized as the best prison in the state.

June 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon not ready to signal its help on radio tower

Rincon City Council members expressed their desire to remedy the problems plaguing public safety communications - but they also said they want to see just how committed the county is.

June 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: Ogeechee cleaner, safer than in 2011

The director of the state Environmental Protection Division told Effingham County government and community leaders that the discharge from a Screven County textiles plant is being held to a much higher standard.

June 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen named temporary county administrator

Effingham County commissioners approved hiring a temporary county administrator Tuesday, though there were concerns and questions raised about the process.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners complete responses to audit findings

After two and half hours of formulating responses to a long-awaited audit, Effingham County commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said he did not see anything that could be a material finding.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Firm wants to grow power with solar farm

A group is asking for the Effingham County commissioners' help in turning an agriculturally-zoned tract into a farm of a different kind.

May 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County takes another look at timber ordinance

Effingham County commissioners will take a month to determine how they want to shape an ordinance regulating timber harvesting in the county.

May 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers review session's highlights, struggles

The state's economic news has been good of late, but state Sen. Jack Hill still is striking a cautious tone.

May 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes picks for Mars committee

As renovations commence on the Mars Theatre, the Springfield City Council selected two people to serve on the temporary committee for the Mars.

May 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Questions abound about audit’s completion

Effingham County commissioners agreed, in a split vote, to engage the same accounting firm doing the county's audit to look into the Keep Effingham Beautiful account - and there were plenty of questions directed at the auditor.

May 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners agree to Crawleys’ separation deal

A tumultuous two weeks atop Effingham County's governmental operations came to a quiet end Tuesday.

May 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol gearing up for busy weekend

ATLANTA - Georgia state troopers are preparing for patrols during the peak travel times this coming holiday weekend.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


DNR offers safety tips for holiday boating

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division is urging staying sober and knowing the laws when operating a boat this holiday weekend. There were 118 boating accidents and 12 boating-related fatalities in 2012 in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 180 boating-under-the-influence arrests.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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