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Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

For years, Homer Wallace pushed for voting rights and to have Effingham County's own observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Monday morning, the former longtime county commissioner and community activist was recognized and hailed for his work.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King America settles with county over fish kill

Effingham County now has in its hands a $30,000 check, the result of its settlement with King America Finishing.

January 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Firefighters honored for explosion exploits

An off-duty Effingham County firefighter who was one of the first to respond to a tanker-pickup truck collision and fire that claimed the lives of three brothers, and two Springfield firefighters were honored for their efforts in that incident.

January 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners adopt updated job description for county administrator

With a revised county administrator job description in place, Effingham County commissioners may begin searching for a new day-to-day leader.

January 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County commissioners approve new travel policy

A new travel policy for Effingham County employees is set to go into effect, after commissioners unanimously approved its adoption last week.

January 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Long arms of the law help trapped driver

The quick actions of two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies are being credited with saving a man's life Thursday afternoon.

January 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Honey Ridge Road closed; 2,000 without power

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports that Honey Ridge Road is closed at Highway 119 because downed trees and power line.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Lee ready to start next term as mayor

Ken Lee took his oath as the mayor of Rincon for the third time Monday night. Starting next month, he'll have more time to devote to his elected duty.

January 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mars to make its debut

The long-awaited premiere for the Mars Theatre has been set.

January 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jury, trial date set for Moretz case

For a third time, a jury has been selected for Kimberly Moretz's trial.

January 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Five injured in crash on Highway 17

Five people were injured, including one seriously, in a three-car crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 17 at Roebling Road.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Statesboro to host state NAACP leaders

NAACP leaders from throughout Georgia will meet in downtown Statesboro on Jan. 24 and 25.

January 07, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


County to take up travel policy again

Effingham County commissioners will take up a travel policy Tuesday that has been tabled three times.

January 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bracing for the cold?

More chilly weather is in store for Effingham County, with temperatures likely in the teens and wind chills as low as single digits early Tuesday morning and into Wednesday.

January 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Statesboro to hold hearing on controversial club

Statesboro City Council members will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning to hear evidence as to whether the alcohol license issued to Karen Pittman Brown for the operation of Primetime Lounge, 608C Northside Drive W., should be suspended or revoked.

January 06, 2014 | By Jason Wermers | Local


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Nominees honored by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County held the 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet Thursday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures scheduled on SR21 at Bonnie Bridge Road in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be resurfacing SR 21 southbound at the intersection of Bonnie Bridge Road, which requires nighttime lane closures ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Eggs and Issues Breakfast April 19

Springfield – The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast, scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 a.m. at ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS Drama Club performs The Sound of Music

The Effingham County High School Drama Club hosted three presentations of the Rodgers and Hammerstein beloved musical 'The Sound of Music' with performances on March ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hathaway speaks to Exchange Club on American Values

Members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County were treated to quite the guest speaker at their meeting Thursday afternoon as Effingham County High School ...

April 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


SR21 Southbound lane closure scheduled Monday

If weather permits, contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be milling and resurfacing at the Bojangles' driveway along SR 21 southbound.

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's own Braxton Calhoun to perform at Mars Theatre

Springfield native Braxton Calhoun will perform at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Saturday at 8 p.m.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires lane closures on Jimmy Deloach Parkway

In conjunction with a $2.9 million bridge preservation project on I-95, a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures from ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon approves payments, OKs hiring two officers

The Rincon City Council approved a motion to pay R.B. Baker Construction $257,043.09 Monday night at a regulary-scheduled meeting for their work ...

March 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Clyo El Cheapo store held up, robbed Saturday

The El Cheapo gas station in Clyo was held up by three suspects Saturday afternoon, two of whom had handguns.

March 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah Police searching for missing man

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing male who was last seen Tuesday, Mar. 28.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia farmers celebrate Agricultural Awareness Week

This week, Georgians throughout the state are celebrating the first annual Agriculture Awareness Week, a tradition that surely will continue for many years to come.

March 24, 2017 | By Ben Cantrell | Local


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