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Moretz trial set for November

A jury of eight women and four men was chosen Tuesday for the trial of an Effingham County woman accused of covering up a grisly murder committed by her husband.

October 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, state looking to improve intersection

One of the county's most wreck-plagued intersections could be in line for more safety upgrades.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County jail turning on to video visitations

Visitations at the Effingham County Jail are undergoing a makeover almost as drastic as the one for the jail itself.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kitchen safety the emphasis in Fire Prevention Week

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct 12.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Firm withdraws as county auditor

Effingham County commissioners will start the process to choose a new auditor at their meeting Tuesday.

October 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff: New jail could be ready in March

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie is hesitant to use the word "nice" to describe a jail.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Driver in fatal wreck dies from injuries

South Effingham High School paid tribute at Friday's homecoming game to a current student and an alumnus who died during the week.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Three people killed in rash of weekend accidents

Authorities are continuing to investigate a series of fatal wrecks that took place over the weekend.

September 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of SEHS senior

Update (Friday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.): Henry Longworth was pronounced dead late this afternoon at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

September 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO to get new fleet of patrol cars

It may be several weeks until they hit the road, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is about to field almost a new fleet of patrol cars.

September 26, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City gets $500K grant for 9th Street work

The city of Rincon has received a $500,000 community development block grant grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mars could be open by early next year

The doors to a finished and ready-for-business Mars Theatre are expected to open early next year.

September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


12th District hopefuls court GOP voters

SYLVANIA - With the general election more than 13 months away, Rick Allen and John Stone, vying for the Republican nomination for Georgia's 12th Congressional District, are speaking at fish fries and jostling over debate plans.

September 23, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


Health department makes flu vaccine available

The weather outside may still feel like summer, but the fact is that flu season is here and it's never too early to get vaccinated. The Effingham County Health Department now has flu vaccine available for the general public.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Decison on audit for next year splits commissioners

Divisions among Effingham County commissioners resurfaced Tuesday night over discussions on next year's audit.

September 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Mossy Oak hosting 47th Bluegrass Festival

They've said it here before, if you appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, then you'll certainly want ...

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local hero Winston Hencely returns home

American flags waved through the air Saturday morning along Highway 21 as local hero, Winston Hencely, made his way back home to Effingham County.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Olde Effingham Day Festival set for Saturday

It's time again to step back into time and enjoy a day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires double lane closure at Exit 102

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime double lane closures today and Tuesday on I-95 Interchange Bridge over US 80 at ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


State Route 21 lane closures scheduled next week in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will utilize lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Upset Rincon residents take up road issue with city

Many Effingham County residents made their way to the Rincon City Council meeting Monday night to appear before the council to discuss the streets in ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Nominees honored by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County held the 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet Thursday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures scheduled on SR21 at Bonnie Bridge Road in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be resurfacing SR 21 southbound at the intersection of Bonnie Bridge Road, which requires nighttime lane closures ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Eggs and Issues Breakfast April 19

Springfield – The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast, scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 a.m. at ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS Drama Club performs The Sound of Music

The Effingham County High School Drama Club hosted three presentations of the Rodgers and Hammerstein beloved musical 'The Sound of Music' with performances on March ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hathaway speaks to Exchange Club on American Values

Members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County were treated to quite the guest speaker at their meeting Thursday afternoon as Effingham County High School ...

April 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


SR21 Southbound lane closure scheduled Monday

If weather permits, contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be milling and resurfacing at the Bojangles' driveway along SR 21 southbound.

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's own Braxton Calhoun to perform at Mars Theatre

Springfield native Braxton Calhoun will perform at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Saturday at 8 p.m.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires lane closures on Jimmy Deloach Parkway

In conjunction with a $2.9 million bridge preservation project on I-95, a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures from ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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