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Governor notes the meaning of Ebenezer Creek water bottle

Members of the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau visited the state Capitol on a day marked for tourism. Several of the elected officers of the state and members of both the House and Senate Economic Development Committee members were given a memento with a tag with information about the infamous "Incident at Ebenezer Creek." These tags were signed personally by Reggie Loper, who is vice-chair of the county commission and also a member of the board of the CVB.

February 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon man dies in early morning fire

Authorities have identified a Rincon man who died in a house fire early Saturday morning.

February 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State: No need for new Heidt trial

Prosecutors have filed their brief in the wake of December's hearing on a new trial motion for Craig Heidt and said none of the defense's assertions stand up.

February 09, 2012 | Patrick Donahue | Local


County says yes to gold, no to chickens

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with an ordinance regulating precious metals dealers - but they scratched off a proposal to allow up to four chickens in R-1 zoned homes.

February 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Up to par

Ordinarily, being above par in golf isn't such a good thing - on the course. But getting the course above par is just what Seth Zeigler wants to do with Lost Plantation Golf Club.

February 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Corps of Engineers pushes another $2.5M to harbor deepening

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) received an additional $2.5 million in construction funding Wednesday.

February 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


County may scratch up an ordinance for chickens

Chickens will be back on the table before Effingham County commissioners tonight.

February 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon man suffers gunshot wound at gun show

A 26-year-old Rincon man was rushed to treatment after leaving a gun show and accidentally shooting himself at the Savannah Civic Center on Sunday afternoon.

February 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Fort Howard Road work moves along

Work on the Fort Howard Road is progressing, Rincon city officials said, and is on target for its projected completion date.

February 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Autopsy says inmate died of natural causes

Initial autopsy reports indicate natural causes in the death of an Effingham County Jail inmate who was found unresponsive in her jail cell by a detention officer.

February 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Lowe’s builds together for the YMCA

Effingham YMCA Executive Director Kim Dennis was tickled when the Y was selected by local Lowe's employees to benefit from a $1,500 grant for repairs and improvements on their day camp playground.

February 02, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Local


IDA may seek better zoning class for Research Forest

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority will ask for a change in zoning for its massive Research Forest Tract.

February 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Close to home

The oohs and aahs were frequent as people toured the OR, ER and other areas of the new Effingham Hospital.

January 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tourism team sees a future for Effingham in promoting its past

Armed with a report weighing in at nine pounds and 130 pages, Effingham County tourism promoters were heartened to hear what a state team had to say about the county's potential.

January 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


PSC member pushes for more solar, nuclear use

The newest member of Georgia's Public Service Commission wants to spread the word about solar power.

January 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local


Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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