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Riverkeeper ‘disappointed’ in judge’s ruling

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Emily Markesteyn said she is "disappointed" in a Georgia judge's denial of a petition seeking a halt on a Screven County textiles industry from discharging wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

March 21, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg and Jason Wermers | Local


Cribbs wins special election

The Springfield City Council will have a full complement of members once Justin Cribbs is sworn into office.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Man accused in shovel attack pleads guilty

An Effingham County man scheduled to go on trial this week for murder instead pled guilty to a lesser charge.

March 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County may look at effect of log trucks on roads

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take up Tuesday a proposal for a timber operations ordinance.

March 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A volunteer spirit

Shaw Wilkerson appreciates the people who have helped him since he was diagnosed with autism at age 5.

March 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City to take look at how to run Mars Theatre

Springfield City Council is creating an advisory board to help figure out who will run the Mars Theater once renovations are complete and the building is open for business.

March 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Corbitt tapped as Rincon city manager

When Wesley Corbitt returns to Rincon City Hall on Monday, he'll get to take the interim tag off his title.

March 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Stone sentenced to 1 year for 2010 fatal accident

Robbie Stone received the maximum sentence Thursday of 12 months in jail for reckless driving in a 2010 crash that resulted in the deaths of two teenagers.

March 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Jury acquits Stone of vehicular homicide charges

Robbie Stone could not hold back tears Friday as an Effingham County jury cleared him of charges that could have sent him to jail for 75 years.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Stone not guilty of vehicular homicide

An Effingham County jury found Robbie Stone of reckless driving but not guilty of vehicular homicide.

March 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County tries to warm up to solar farm projects

Recent requests about solar farms has Effingham County commissioners wondering how to handle those inquiries for certain zoning districts.

March 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents aim ire

One by one, speakers told state Environmental Protection Division representatives that the agency wasn't doing its job and the pollution of the Ogeechee River had to stop.

March 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Witness says driver in fatal accident was ‘driving crazy’

Robbie Stone was "driving crazy" prior to having a wreck that killed two Effingham County teenagers, one of the survivors of the crash testified Thursday in Stone's vehicular homicide trial.

March 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Set your clocks ahead and check smoke alarms, fire escape plans

Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and that means moving your clocks ahead one hour (spring forward) before retiring for the evening Saturday. It is also a great time to think about fire safety, according to fire safety professionals.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Youngster to lead Effingham Kiss-a-Pig effort

Last year, Abbey Brannen helped her assistant principal at Ebenezer Elementary School, Dana Wright, raise the most money in the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig campaign.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Amity but differences of opinion among chairman candidates

Wendall Kessler and Wesley Corbitt sat next to each other for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum Thursday at the Mars Theatre - while ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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