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Putting a stop to it

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie offered a clear reminder of what could happen when drivers don't heed the red stoplights and sign from a stopped school bus.

August 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO searching for repeat burglary suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a burglary suspect who has reportedly broken into a victim's work shed several times over the past couple years.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Springfield considering downtown master plan

The Springfield City Council soon may entertain proposals for a downtown master plan, following a presentation of a potential such plan from a Savannah architectural and engineering firm.

August 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hospital celebrates trauma center status

This has been quite a year for Effingham Health System.

August 20, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Where there’s smoke, there’s fire training

Smoke poured out of the structure, as Rincon firefighters began assembling hoses, ladders and chainsaws - all to show the citizens what the investment in sales taxes provides.

August 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber makes hotel-motel tax pitch to city

Rincon City Council members may delve into what a hotel-motel tax would mean for the city.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber prepping for Oktoberfest

Effingham Chamber of Commerce executive director Rick Lott recalls that, when plans began for Effingham County's first Oktoberfest, organizers didn't know how successful it would be.

August 16, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO still seeking fugitive

A suspect in a Sunday night chase with an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy has turned himself in, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Arrests made in attempted holdup of pizza driver

Four arrests have been made in connection with an alleged armed robbery and shooting of a pizza deliveryman late Wednesday night.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities, county hope to find LOST solution

Representatives from the three cities and Effingham County could be getting closer to finding an agreement on how to divide the local option sales tax.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD grants new permit to plant

King America Finishing may legally discharge wastewater into the Ogeechee River after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division issued a permit Friday.

August 13, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Effingham EMA lifts river advisory

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has lifted its advisory on the Ogeechee River.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Rincon close to naming new police chief

Rincon City Council members are going over the final candidates to fill the city's vacant police chief position.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Stricklands help pave the way for grant to Treutlen House

On a business trip last fall, Tommy and Terri Strickland learned about the York Children's Foundation.

August 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County mourns loss of friend, co-worker

Effingham County's government and community are mourning the loss of one of its most dedicated cheerleaders.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Sheriff’s office happy under one good roof

The various arms of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are now under one roof - and just as happy as Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie appears to be for that, he's also happy to have them under a roof and in a building that won't be as much of a problem.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


I-95/21 interchange bid could be awarded this summer

Effingham County's transportation ills could be getting a little bit of remedy, starting this spring.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield adds more parking

Springfield City Council members addressed a long-standing goal at their Jan. 13 meeting.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police sets sights on acquiring second K-9

The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners still have questions on transportation resolution

Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to sign off on a resolution forged by a statewide legislative committee exploring ways to finance transportation improvements.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners OK new sheriff’s office

There are still a few items left to address, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is settled into its new home.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves recreation master plan

With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former mayor pleads guilty

A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Screven textile plant cleaning up its act

STATESBORO - After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 27, 2015 | By Holli Deal Roach | Local


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