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Deadline to file property assessment appeal is July 5

The last day to file an appeal on a 2012 assessment notice is July 5. Appeals can be sent by mail or hand-delivered. Appeals will not be accepted if sent by electronic mail or fax. The county does not currently have a secure site for delivery of electronic mail or fax.

June 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Twibell soaring in Civil Air Patrol ranks

David Twibell received the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz award and was promoted to cadet colonel in the Civil Air Patrol at the Georgia Wing conference in Augusta. The ceremony was of special significance due to the attendance of astronaut Col. Eric Boe, a former cadet in the Georgia wing. He recently piloted two shuttle missions.

June 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Project’s proceeds could be a lifesaver

Tammie Griffin knows all too well the anguish a family feels when a loved one goes missing.

June 04, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Meth bust could lead to more arrests

Effingham County Sheriff's investigators are continuing to follow leads after a two men were arrested late Thursday afternoon and charged with making methamphetamine.

June 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Search still on for felon who skipped court date

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are continuing to search for a felon who failed to show for a jury trial last week.

June 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EMA continues Ogeechee advisory

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is continuing to stress that swimming, fishing or eating fish from the Ogeechee River is not advised.

June 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


The fallen are not forgotten

Murray Kight recalled having to go with the pastor to tell his father that the younger Kight's brother had been killed in action in Korea. Tommy Allen remembered the young sailor whose place his late uncle took in the engine room stopping by their house after the war. John Kieffer told the story of the telegram his grandmother received on the front porch of her home. Jesse Simmons said his birthday will never be the same.

May 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


When a lifesaver needs lifesaving

March 23 began as "a typical Friday morning at Guyton Elementary," according to Principal Charlotte Connelly.

May 31, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Sheriff makes call to keep dispatch section in-house

While county commissioners question if the 911 center and the sheriff's dispatch office can be merged, Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said that section serves a vital and necessary function.

May 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tributes paid to long-forgotten final resting places

benezer's historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church honored part of its heritage Saturday - a part that has only recently been discovered.

May 28, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Three candidates file for each commission seat up for election

The Effingham County commission seats up for election this year have drawn interest from several candidates.

May 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Three throw their hat in the ring for at-large chairman

The opening of qualifying brought three candidates for the Effingham County commission's chairman at-large post.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Ducks ready for the starting line

The rubber ducks will be off to the races again June 2.

May 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dead fish along Ogeechee River prompt caution

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is advising caution around the Ogeechee River. The EPD, DNR and Auburn University are investigating a handful of dead fish around the Highways 301 and 24 crossover.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Barrow to host veterans’ town halls

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will host two town hall meetings Memorial Day to discuss veterans' issues. The town hall meetings, taking place in Augusta and Statesboro, will allow Barrow to meet with 12th District veterans and their families, thank them for their service, and listen to their concerns.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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