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Insurance commissioner: Check smoke alarms when re-setting clocks

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Healing through laughter

Ronda Rich not only carried on a family tradition of finding humor in life's challenges, she made a career of it.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Inspiration for Alzheimer’s fundraiser passes away

David Jimenez spent the final day of his life the way he enjoyed so many others - with a golf club in his hand.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deputies to isolate sex offenders during Halloween

Registered sex offenders on probation in Effingham County will be spending their Halloween at the sheriff's office.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County, King America reach out-of-court settlement

An agreement between Effingham County and King America Finishing is under wraps, until all the signatures have been received, after county commissioners agreed Tuesday night to an out-of-court settlement.

October 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR seeking land acquistion proposals

As the state's lead agency for implementing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division is soliciting proposals for land acquisition projects in the coastal region that are consistent with the state's coastal and estuarine land conservation plan.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County selects new auditing firm

After receiving an extension for last year's audit, Effingham County's commissioners may have to get another one to complete this year's audit.

October 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoC to look at county government set-up

Effingham County commissioners will meet with an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative next month to discuss a possible change in how the county government is organized.

October 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No damage found from plant’s chemical spill

A chemical spill in September at a Screven County textiles plant was no threat to the Ogeechee River, according to an attorney speaking for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

October 21, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


More than a facelift

Some Effingham County neighborhoods are getting their own version of an extreme makeover.

October 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County holds off on KAF settlement

Effingham County commissioners tabled executing an agreement with King America Finishing at a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon.

October 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The drive begins for Last Mile project

PORT WENTWORTH - The move to get Savannah port truck traffic off Highway 21 got a major shove Thursday afternoon.

October 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New title but same duties for theater director

It's a new job title for Tommy Deadwyler, but the duties aren't changing.

October 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grant gives ECSO new breath-testing tool

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has a new and up-to-date device to make county roads safer.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


City takes next steps for walking trail

Springfield City Council members are taking the next step in a potential recreational trail along Jack's Branch.

October 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center offering Horse Camp for special needs community

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is offering a Horse Camp for the special needs community June 26-30 and July 10-14 (teen camp).

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County BOE announces 13.13 percent increase to property taxes

The Effingham County Board of Education announced Thursday its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 13.13 percent over ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently donated $9,000 to Effingham County Public Schools as part of the company's Fueling the ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs march off the field and into next step in life

As the sun went down behind the pine trees Friday night, the seniors of South Effingham High School moved their tassels from right to left ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rebel graduates sent off in style

Amongst the thousands who showed up to sit under the sun Saturday at Rebel Stadium were 451 anxious and excited seniors who were ready to ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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