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Council may put in extra time to finish Mars work

With the grand opening of the Mars Theatre just three months away, much of the work remaining to be done may lie in the hands of the Springfield City Council.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City seeks to extend greenway project

Springfield is hoping to extend its greenway project, possibly with the help of a grant.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Utility, deputies want to pull plug on scam artists

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning Georgia Power customers about scammers posing as company employees in an attempt to bilk money from people.

January 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

For years, Homer Wallace pushed for voting rights and to have Effingham County's own observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Monday morning, the former longtime county commissioner and community activist was recognized and hailed for his work.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King America settles with county over fish kill

Effingham County now has in its hands a $30,000 check, the result of its settlement with King America Finishing.

January 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Firefighters honored for explosion exploits

An off-duty Effingham County firefighter who was one of the first to respond to a tanker-pickup truck collision and fire that claimed the lives of three brothers, and two Springfield firefighters were honored for their efforts in that incident.

January 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners adopt updated job description for county administrator

With a revised county administrator job description in place, Effingham County commissioners may begin searching for a new day-to-day leader.

January 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County commissioners approve new travel policy

A new travel policy for Effingham County employees is set to go into effect, after commissioners unanimously approved its adoption last week.

January 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Long arms of the law help trapped driver

The quick actions of two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies are being credited with saving a man's life Thursday afternoon.

January 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Honey Ridge Road closed; 2,000 without power

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports that Honey Ridge Road is closed at Highway 119 because downed trees and power line.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Lee ready to start next term as mayor

Ken Lee took his oath as the mayor of Rincon for the third time Monday night. Starting next month, he'll have more time to devote to his elected duty.

January 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mars to make its debut

The long-awaited premiere for the Mars Theatre has been set.

January 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jury, trial date set for Moretz case

For a third time, a jury has been selected for Kimberly Moretz's trial.

January 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Five injured in crash on Highway 17

Five people were injured, including one seriously, in a three-car crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 17 at Roebling Road.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Statesboro to host state NAACP leaders

NAACP leaders from throughout Georgia will meet in downtown Statesboro on Jan. 24 and 25.

January 07, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


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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


Six hurt in truck, daycare van wreck

Six people were injured, one of them seriously, when a pickup collided with a childcare business' van Monday morning at Highway 21 and Ebenezer Road.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Pastor’s death hits church, friends hard

Jeffrey Rollins' length of tenure as pastor of First Baptist Church of Springfield spoke volumes about he how felt about his church, and how his church felt about him, the church's deacon chairman said Monday.

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


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