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Effingham CAP holds SAREX

The Effingham Civil Air Patrol Squadron had training in a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) held in St. Simons Island.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Riverkeeper files appeal on textile plant’s permit

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed an appeal Friday in protest of a wastewater discharge permit allowing a textiles plant to release chemical-laden waste into the Ogeechee River.

September 10, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


September is voter registration month

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has joined fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Creek grant request won’t go forward

Without a vote either in favor or in opposition to a commitment letter for a possible grant, Effingham County's potential purchase of the Ebenezer Crossing property appears to be a dead issue.

September 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two from county arrested in CNT bust

Three people, including two from Effingham County, are in custody following a drug investigation conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State’s high court hears Heidt’s appeal

ATLANTA - The evidence against Craig Heidt is circumstantial but remains overwhelming, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew told state Supreme Court justices Monday afternoon.

September 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Recount upholds victory

Former state Rep. Lee Anderson will face John Barrow for the U.S. 12th House District seat in Georgia, after a recount upheld Anderson's runoff victory.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


$1K reward offered for information on burglary

The victim of multiple burglaries in Effingham County is now offering a $1,000 cash reward to whoever provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect and the recovery of several stolen firearms from a burglary which occurred approximately two weeks ago.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


United Way is on a mission

SAVANNAH - Sam McCachern made a quite an entrance to illustrate the theme for this year's fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, "Mission: Possible."

September 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chamber, CVB seek common ground

Representatives from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau vowed Wednesday to find projects on which the two groups can combine forces.

September 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents seeking relief from mosquitoes

The war on mosquitoes may have to be fought on the homefront, Effingham County residents learned Tuesday night.

September 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plant opponents seek to block air permit

Less than one month after state regulators made the controversial call to permit King America Finishing to continue dumping pollutants into the Ogeechee River - albeit, under "stringent" conditions - environmental activists are crying foul once more.

September 04, 2012 | By Jeff Harrison | Local


LOST talks heading to mediation

Negotiations between Effingham County and the municipalities apparently are headed toward mediation.

September 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to look at changes to road contract

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider today the first change order for phase 2 and signal improvements along Old Augusta Road.

September 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gleaton completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Patrick J. Gleaton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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