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A volunteer spirit

Shaw Wilkerson appreciates the people who have helped him since he was diagnosed with autism at age 5.

March 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City to take look at how to run Mars Theatre

Springfield City Council is creating an advisory board to help figure out who will run the Mars Theater once renovations are complete and the building is open for business.

March 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Corbitt tapped as Rincon city manager

When Wesley Corbitt returns to Rincon City Hall on Monday, he'll get to take the interim tag off his title.

March 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Stone sentenced to 1 year for 2010 fatal accident

Robbie Stone received the maximum sentence Thursday of 12 months in jail for reckless driving in a 2010 crash that resulted in the deaths of two teenagers.

March 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Jury acquits Stone of vehicular homicide charges

Robbie Stone could not hold back tears Friday as an Effingham County jury cleared him of charges that could have sent him to jail for 75 years.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Stone not guilty of vehicular homicide

An Effingham County jury found Robbie Stone of reckless driving but not guilty of vehicular homicide.

March 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County tries to warm up to solar farm projects

Recent requests about solar farms has Effingham County commissioners wondering how to handle those inquiries for certain zoning districts.

March 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents aim ire

One by one, speakers told state Environmental Protection Division representatives that the agency wasn't doing its job and the pollution of the Ogeechee River had to stop.

March 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Witness says driver in fatal accident was ‘driving crazy’

Robbie Stone was "driving crazy" prior to having a wreck that killed two Effingham County teenagers, one of the survivors of the crash testified Thursday in Stone's vehicular homicide trial.

March 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Set your clocks ahead and check smoke alarms, fire escape plans

Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and that means moving your clocks ahead one hour (spring forward) before retiring for the evening Saturday. It is also a great time to think about fire safety, according to fire safety professionals.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Youngster to lead Effingham Kiss-a-Pig effort

Last year, Abbey Brannen helped her assistant principal at Ebenezer Elementary School, Dana Wright, raise the most money in the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig campaign.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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


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Rincon to light up sky again for July 4th

Rincon's Freedom Rings celebration will be set to tune of fireworks again this year.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as ...

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation ...

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon road work expected to last for a couple of months

Right-of-way improvements on Highway 21 South from Fort Howard Road to Lisa Street are under way.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


3rd ID, 48th Brigade team up to test associated unit concept

The 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are teaming up.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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