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Voter turnout already strong

In the July 31 primary, a total of 6,736 Effingham County voters cast ballots.

November 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

NWR to make repairs to Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive

Starting Monday, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be making repairs to the entrance of the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive. This repaving project is expected to take up to two weeks. During this time, traffic will be re-routed around the entrance to the Wildlife Drive.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local

YMCA kicks off diabetes prevention program

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is helping people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes through the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, an innovative program that teaches people to make lifestyle changes that lead to greater health.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Decision gives go-ahead to harbor deepening

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy has signed the record of decision for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, known as SHEP.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local

A heaping dose of the best medicine

From the moment she took the stage at Effingham Health System's third annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn program Thursday, comedienne Leslie Norris Townsend showed she doesn't take life too seriously.

October 29, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon takes one of its own to heart

The brotherhood in blue is banding together to help one of its own. And it's getting help from across the community.

October 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Set clocks back and change smoke alarm battery, too

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Wanted arson suspects now in custody

A mother and son accused of intentionally totaling a car to collect insurance money were arrested Tuesday in Savannah on arson and insurance fraud charges.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local

King praised for work with Victim Witness

As the candles for the domestic violence awareness vigil Tuesday evening were extinguished, so too has Glenda King's time as director of Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program come to an end.

October 25, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Garden City man accused of child molestation

A Garden City man is in the Effingham County Jail, facing several charges including child molestation following an investigation conducted by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Early voting polls to open Saturday

Each county will have polling locations that will be open at a minimum from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Drivers asked to watch for deer

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, leaders of the state's wildlife, highway safety and insurance agencies are advising motorists to be cautious of increased deer sightings this fall.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local

IDA courts prospect for site

A promising pairing of prospects for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority means the board won't be showing one of its sites to other potential suitors for three months.

October 22, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon Police make fraud arrests

Two Florida men are in jail after using counterfeit credit cards to purchase items at the Rincon Walmart.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Museum, Living History Site fight to keep doors open

With its funds drying up, the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield faced the very real possibility of closing before the end of this year.

October 22, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

Rincon turns to Bond to fight geese problem

The city of Rincon's newest employee is Bond. Just Bond.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rec complex master plans get a thumbs-up

The master plan for a proposed central recreation complex has gotten final touches from CHA Sports.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon goes to the dogs to fight geese problem

The Rincon City Council will be calling upon the services of canine help to counter a nuisance at Lost Plantation Golf Course.

September 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State public safety board to meet Thursday at ECHS

The state Board of Public Safety will gather Thursday morning at Effingham County High School for one of its regularly-scheduled meetings.

September 09, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Only one race to be contested

The scheduled municipal elections in Springfield and November won't be contested.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Analyst: Effingham economy headed in right direction

Effingham County's economy is heading in the right direction and could do so for a while, community leaders learned at the annual Effingham Chamber ...

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lariscy to run for Guyton mayor

Jeff Lariscy has announced his intention to run for mayor of Guyton in the Nov. 3 election.

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Local

City’s golf course getting noticed

One of the city of Rincon's biggest investments may be starting to provide dividends.

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield grant paves way for canoe, kayak launch

Springfield's path to the Ebenezer Creek has taken another step.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Master plan for central rec complex almost done

Effingham County officials are putting the final tweaks on a proposed massive recreation complex for the center of the county.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Law enforcement to step up Operation Zero Tolerance

Motorists all across Georgia are preparing for the unofficial end of summer by planning last minute trips to the lake, beach and everywhere in between ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Local

County agrees to settlement in Grandview suit

The long legal battle between a development group and Effingham County commissioners appears to have ended.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Driver enters plea in triple fatal wreck

An Effingham County teenager charged in a September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people has pled guilty in Effingham County State Court.

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Local

DOT announces ramp closures on 16, 95

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants the traveling public to be aware of ramp closures on I-95 and I-16 in Chatham County. The contractor has ...

August 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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