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Size of victory surprises Kessler

Republican Wendall Kessler was confident in his chances of winning his race against Democrat Franklin Goldwire for Effingham County Board of Commissioners chairman at-large, but he had no idea he'd carry 63 percent of the vote.

November 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Vietnam vets to be honored at Veterans Day observance

The Veterans Park of Effingham County is marking the 10th anniversary of its dedication with a special Veterans Day program, which will be held Sunday starting at 4 p.m.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


2012 Election Results

County Commission

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County commission District 1 results

Bob Brantley - 903 (24.35%)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


County commission chairman at-large results

Franklin Goldwire - 7,307 (36.58%)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


DNR accepting proposals for coastal incentive grants

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD) has announced that proposals are now being accepted for Coastal Incentive Grants Cycle 16.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Kingston vying for an 11th term

In his quest for an 11th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jack Kingston will go up against an opponent he still has yet to meet in-person.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Contentious 12th District race coming to an end

One of the most acrimonious and expensive Congressional races will end Tuesday.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to discuss signal work

Effingham County commissioners will consider Tuesday a proposal for a change order on work to be done at the intersection of Old Augusta Road and Highway 21.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to discuss road safety improvements

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a new bid for safety improvements on three Effingham County roads, after the original contractors backed out.

November 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Robbery suspect Travis Brown arrested

Robbery suspect Travis Brown was arrested Monday night by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies and Rincon Police.

November 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Targeting what to do

Emergency vehicles with lights flashing surrounded the old Effingham County Middle School Monday morning as sounds of shots rang out.

November 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Candidate profiles: County Commission District 1

Bob Brantley

November 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: Commission Chair At-large

Franklin Goldwire

November 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


ECSO takes sex crime probationers off the streets

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office invited nearly 45 people on probation for a variety of sex-related offenses to spend Halloween evening at the ECSO - and their attendance was mandatory.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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