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Civil rights groups say justice isn’t being done for accused father

Members of four local Christian and civil rights organizations convened at the Church of the Harvest on Saturday to rally support for an Effingham County resident who they believe was wrongfully indicted for killing his 8-week-old daughter in May 2006.

December 30, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Ex-chief sues city over open meetings

A former Rincon police chief is now charging the city with violating state open records statutes and has filed suit against Rincon for violating open meetings statutes.

December 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Parkway a matter of time, money

The long-awaited Effingham Parkway may have to wait a little longer, if the state Department of Transportation's fiscal woes prolong or worsen.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Building boom

Crews are working feverishly on the EFACEC site, Effingham Industrial Development Authority members said.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon holds the line on its millage

Rincon City Council approved the 2009 operating budget during last Monday night's meeting. And once again, they have done so without charging its resident city property taxes. They voted to set the 2008 millage rate at zero mills.

December 29, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


IDA’s holdings to get even more global publicity

Effingham County is going to be getting a little more exposure to site selection specialists.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton residents want city to flush plans for sewage plant

About 100 angry citizens lined up in Guyton's old school gymnasium on Tuesday night to voice their opposition to the city's plans to build a wastewater treatment facility on Riverside Drive.

December 26, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Mosley prevails in probate race

Beth Rahn Mosley and her husband Danny wasted no time in one of the more mundane tasks that come after a campaign.

December 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hinson tops Lewis

With a handshake and a hug, the race for chief magistrate came to a congenial end Tuesday night.

December 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lawmakers brace citizens for budget cuts

Effingham County's legislative delegation let the people know the cuts to the state budget that are upcoming may be done with an axe and not a scalpel.

December 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Troopers to hit roads in force for New Year's

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to designate a sober driver and not let friends drive drunk in preparation for the 102-hour New Year's holiday travel period.

December 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA, school board close on deal for bus barn land

The Effingham County Board of Education and the Industrial Development Authority have closed on their deal for a parcel of land in the Research Forest Tract.

December 25, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pay raise on the way for Rincon officers

Qualifying Rincon police officers will see a $1 increase in their hourly wages beginning in January.

December 25, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Mosley, Hinson win

With only 486 absentee ballots left to count, Beth Rahn Mosley has won the vacant seat of probate court judge and Scott Hinson will succeed the retiring Preston Exley as chief magistrate.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


ECSO locates missing man

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies have found a man who was last seen Friday.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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