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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


ECSO seeks fugitive who led Sunday chase

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a wanted fugitive.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Road work at 21, 9th Street to begin

Work on the traffic signal for Highway 21 and Ninth Street in Rincon is scheduled to begin Aug. 13, according to the state Department of Transportation.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Suspect turns himself in to ECSO

A man Effingham County Sheriff's deputies were seeking has turned himself in.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Hill: State faces slow recovery

Georgia's recovery is going slowly, and it's going even more slowly than anticipated, state Sen. Jack Hill said Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO makes arrest on child porn charges

One man is facing several child porn-related charges after Effingham County Sheriff's deputies conducted a search warrant Tuesday night at a residence in Port Wentworth.

August 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Man arrested on child porn charges

A Port Wentworth man is facing multiple charges after Effingham County Sheriff's Deputies say he downloaded several images and videos of child pornography.

August 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Second K9 joins Rincon police’s ranks

Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to alter rec board makeup

By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline project draws questions, critics

A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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