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Candidate profiles: County Commission District 4

Steve Collins

July 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


County OKs budget

With a unanimous vote, the Effingham County commissioners approved a fiscal year 2013 budget Thursday night.

July 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Child mauled by dog

A 5-year-old Effingham County boy is in serious condition after being attacked by a neighbor's dog shortly before noon today, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

July 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A sweet and cool treat

"It feels good on the inside," 10-year-old Ayden Meadows said as he served lemonade Friday afternoon at The Learning Treehouse in Rincon.

July 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA opens its doors to home fixtures company

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is set to welcome a new tenant into its industrial park.

July 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Moving forward on Mars

The city of Springfield is exploring ways to have work done on the Mars Theater.

July 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidate profiles: Coroner

David Exley

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: County Commission District 1

Forrest Floyd

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: Commission Chair At-large

Wendall Kessler

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: Tax Commissioner

John Kieffer

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: District Attorney

Martha Kirkland Hall

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


The stars come out at Camp Hollywood

When Jeanie Driver first brought her autistic sons to the Arc of Effingham's Camp Hollywood four years ago, she didn't know what to expect.

July 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


River advisory still in effect

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency still maintains the Ogeechee River advisory until further notice.

July 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners hope sheriff looks at dispatch, vehicles options

As Effingham County commissioners voted to trim the sheriff's office budget for the current fiscal year, they also bandied about possible cost-saving measures they hope Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie employs.

July 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County budget meets approval

After three previous attempts - and a half-dozen votes Tuesday that failed to produce a majority - Effingham County commissioners finally hammered out a successful first reading of the fiscal year 2013 budget.

July 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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