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County jail turning on to video visitations

Visitations at the Effingham County Jail are undergoing a makeover almost as drastic as the one for the jail itself.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kitchen safety the emphasis in Fire Prevention Week

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct 12.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Firm withdraws as county auditor

Effingham County commissioners will start the process to choose a new auditor at their meeting Tuesday.

October 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff: New jail could be ready in March

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie is hesitant to use the word "nice" to describe a jail.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Driver in fatal wreck dies from injuries

South Effingham High School paid tribute at Friday's homecoming game to a current student and an alumnus who died during the week.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Three people killed in rash of weekend accidents

Authorities are continuing to investigate a series of fatal wrecks that took place over the weekend.

September 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of SEHS senior

Update (Friday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.): Henry Longworth was pronounced dead late this afternoon at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

September 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO to get new fleet of patrol cars

It may be several weeks until they hit the road, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is about to field almost a new fleet of patrol cars.

September 26, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City gets $500K grant for 9th Street work

The city of Rincon has received a $500,000 community development block grant grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mars could be open by early next year

The doors to a finished and ready-for-business Mars Theatre are expected to open early next year.

September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


12th District hopefuls court GOP voters

SYLVANIA - With the general election more than 13 months away, Rick Allen and John Stone, vying for the Republican nomination for Georgia's 12th Congressional District, are speaking at fish fries and jostling over debate plans.

September 23, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


Health department makes flu vaccine available

The weather outside may still feel like summer, but the fact is that flu season is here and it's never too early to get vaccinated. The Effingham County Health Department now has flu vaccine available for the general public.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Decison on audit for next year splits commissioners

Divisions among Effingham County commissioners resurfaced Tuesday night over discussions on next year's audit.

September 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves to bolster inmates’ breakfast

Complaints from jail and prison inmates have subsided after Effingham County commissioners approved changes to the food service contract and beefed up their breakfast.

September 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to drive ahead with ash road fixes

Work on fixing several of Effingham County's troubled ash roads could begin soon, but county commissioners also worried what could be done for a more permanent solution.

September 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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I-16/Old River Road Interchange Project set to begin early

ATLANTA - Effingham County will see improvements to the interchange at I-16/Old River Road three years earlier than originally anticipated.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham students serve as pages during trip to Capitol Building

Students from Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and Ebenezer Middle School got an opportunity to learn more about how the government works ...

February 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Man shot in standoff with Effingham County deputies was sex offender

The man killed last week during a standoff with two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and one deputy from Bulloch County was a registered ...

February 01, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


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