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ECSO issues scam warning

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about groups of people who have been reported in the county going door to door soliciting business. Deputies have received reports that people from out of state have been offering to pave residents' property for them at a low cost.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mason chosen to be county’s vice-chairman

Effingham County commissioners opened their first meeting of 2013 by selecting Steve Mason as the vice-chairman.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


City to fill seat on council

Springfield City Council moved Tuesday night to fill its vacant seat.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Is curtain falling on fireworks?

The annual Springfield 4th of July fireworks show may not get off the ground this year.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to roll from the newest station

Effingham County EMS has a new place to call home in Rincon.

January 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State high court denies Heidt's appeal

Craig Heidt's battle for a new trial appears to be over.

January 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve new rules for selecting vice-chairman

When Effingham County commissioners choose a vice-chairman Tuesday, they will use a different method to conduct and announce their votes.

January 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


An officer, and a gentleman

Cpl. Dennis Badger's colleagues in law enforcement remember him as someone who always wanted to help others.

January 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO asks to keep guns out of New Year's celebrations

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to make sure guns won't be fired off as part of New Year's Eve festivities.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Land owners want to keep working with county on OAR access

The owners of industrial-zoned property across from the Old Augusta Road-Highway 21 junction want to continue to work with Effingham County for access at a planned traffic signal at the intersection.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputy survives rollover

An Effingham County Sheriff's deputy was seriously injured Friday morning after his patrol car flipped and crashed into a ditch on Midland Road.

December 31, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Leaders ready to serve again

Several incumbent Effingham County leaders were sworn in to serve another term in a ceremony on Dec. 20 at the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, cities OK excise tax on energy

Effingham County is ready to put an excise tax on energy used in manufacturing.

December 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


‘Child-only’ plans to be offered starting in January

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has signed an order finalizing new rules that will require all insurance companies who sell individual health policies in Georgia to also offer "child-only" individual health coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSP, other agencies investigating 17 holiday traffic deaths

There were 17 traffic deaths across the state during the Christmas holiday period, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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