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Sheriff asks for ‘no’ on House Bill 1

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has asked state lawmakers to reconsider a piece of legislation that he and other sheriffs believe will make it harder to seize criminals' assets.

March 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River to recede; EPD meeting Tuesday night

A flood warning for the Ogeechee River near Eden is still in effect, according to the National Weather Service.

March 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River expected to crest Sunday

The National Weather Service is predicting the Ogeechee River at Eden will rise to almost 13.3 feet by Sunday evening before beginning to recede slowly.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Board backs partisan elections on split vote

Effingham County commissioners won't support any legislation calling for non-partisan elections of commissioners - even though the vote itself split commissioners 3-2.

February 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Home court advantage

Marion Dingle fondly recalls his days coaching high school basketball in Effingham County.

February 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Jury picked for Stone trial

The trial of an Effingham County man accused of two counts of vehicular homicide will begin next Thursday.

February 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cribbs, Laning to run for spot on Springfield City Council

Springfield voters will choose between Justin Howard Cribbs and Wanda J. Laning in the March 19 special election to fill a seat on the Springfield City Council.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Local


IDA, Chamber renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has continued its contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce, following a unanimous vote by the IDA board.

February 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


An elite feeling

The Effingham County High School basketball teams will play their final home games of the 2012-13 season Wednesday night.

February 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Carters discuss life in and after White House

STATESBORO - Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter brought a real-life, personal history lesson to a cheering audience of Georgia Southern University students recently.

February 25, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Rincon pares candidates for city manager to three

The city of Rincon could have a new city manager in a couple of weeks, according to Mayor Ken Lee.

February 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County digs into jail work

It might be a couple of years before Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie can move jail inmates and his personnel into a brand-new building. But he's already looking forward to that day.

February 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to discuss resolution on non-partisan elections

Effingham County commissioners are scheduled to break ground today on the new jail and when they go into their regular meeting later this afternoon, they may take up the matter of a resolution opposing non-partisan elections for their seats.

February 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pridgeon takes seat on council

Springfield City Council officially welcomed a new member and accepted the resignation of another.

February 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County may look at airing meetings

Effingham County residents may be getting to see their commissioners in action - without having to sit in the pews at the county administrative complex.

February 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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