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State troopers to take part in Operation Zero Tolerance

Now through midnight on Labor Day, Georgia state troopers are joining law enforcement officials from across the state for Operation Zero Tolerance, an enforcement campaign that targets impaired drivers.

August 26, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Guyton’s Kerchief lends a hand to injured soldiers

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - For many soldiers, a deployment to Afghanistan means early-morning foot patrols, long days wearing heavy gear and the possibility of engaging the enemy.

August 26, 2013 | By Staff Sgt. Kristen Duus | Local


AAA predicts busy Labor Day travel

AAA Travel projects 34.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday, a 4.2 percent increase from the 32.7 million people who traveled last year.

August 22, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Central High group asks county to move ahead on site

As Effingham County commissioners start looking at what projects they want to accomplish as part of their short-term work program, they were lobbied Tuesday night to move ahead on renovations at the old Central High School.

August 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets Keep Effingham Beautiful audit

Effingham County commissioners still have a series of questions after an auditor presented his report on Keep Effingham Beautiful.

August 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ACS driven to find transportation for cancer patients

SAVANNAH - People in Effingham County can help local cancer patients get the treatment they need, simply by offering them a ride.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Shaw selected to lead state transportation board

ATLANTA - Former state legislator Jay Shaw of Lakeland has been elected chairman of the State Transportation Board. Don Grantham of Augusta was elected vice chairman, and Emily Dunn of Blue Ridge was elected to the newly formed position of secretary.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, IDA probe access to tract

Rincon, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and others may partner to start finding ways to get access to the IDA's sprawling Research Forest Tract.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gant picks Missouri

The state's No. 1 high school basketball prospect appears to be off the board.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Millage rate won’t budge for Springfield residents

Springfield property owners will continue to have the same millage rate as they've had for seven years.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon sets qualifying fees, dates

Qualifying for Rincon's upcoming municipal elections will be held Aug. 26-30.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon pledges support to communications tower fix

Rincon City Council members will support the Effingham County commissioners' plan to upgrade the south communications tower. But their check will wait until the work is done.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pit bull that attacked child to be sent to animal refuge

A pit bull that attacked an Effingham County child last July will be sent to live the rest of his days at a New York animal refuge.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dozens of King America cases settled

Dozens of civil suits brought against a Screven County textile plant in the wake of one of the state's largest fish kills have been settled, according to attorneys for both sides.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Savannah MPO to hold hearing on Highway 21 study

The Savannah Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a final public meeting on potential improvements to Highway 21.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State’s College and Career Ready Index is released

The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley.

December 23, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Fire Chief found not guilty

Corey Rahn, Rincon Fire Chief, was found not guilty on all charges Thursday by a jury of his peers stemming from an incident back in ...

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trial begins for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn

The trial for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn began Monday morning with testimony given from the officer who attempted to pull Rahn over back in ...

December 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County School District achieves GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

The Effingham County School District was recently recognized as the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2016 Distinguished School Board recognition.

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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