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Community mourns loss of educator and leader

Guyton and Effingham County are mourning the passing of a longtime educator and community advocate, after Guyton City Council Alderman Dr. Brenda Lovett died Thursday from complications of diabetes.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Williams back in Effingham County jail

A man called "one of the most-wanted fugitives in Georgia" is now behind bars in Effingham County after being arrested in the Atlanta area Thursday.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Georgia stretches hands across the border

As Labor Day weekend approaches, drunk drivers will have nowhere to run from police in Georgia because traffic enforcement officers from every neighboring state will be waiting at state lines to take them into custody. It's time for Georgia's annual Hands Across the Border intra-state impaired driving and highway safety crackdown.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Wanted man captured

Fugitive Ronnie Williams was captured Thursday evening by United States Marshals in Cobb County.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Blackburn graduates from basic

Air Force Airman Jacob E. Blackburn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Anderson wins runoff

Former state representative Lee Anderson won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent John Barrow for the U.S. House 12th District seat in the November general election.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County delays action on drug discount card

Effingham County commissioners tabled a request to institute a countywide prescription drug discount card, after county officials had trepidations.

August 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners balk at matching grant

It does not appear that Effingham County will purchase the land where Ebenezer Crossing sits anytime soon.

August 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO: Be wary of solicitors

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about individuals who may solicit business in their neighborhoods.

August 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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


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Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State DOT to hold pipeline public hearing April 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed petroleum pipeline that is expected to run from the Georgia-South Carolina border to the Georgia-Florida border.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to host pipeline public meeting

The Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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