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Red Cross’ Disaster Action Team sounds call for volunteers

The Effingham County Disaster Action Team is beginning a new phase in its work to assist people affected by disasters in the county.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Supreme Court rules confession is valid

The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a decision by the state Court of Appeals and ruled against an Effingham County man who argued his confession in a child molestation case was inadmissible.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff McDuffie named lifetime member of POAG

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has been recognized by the Peace Officers Association of Georgia as a lifetime member.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Moutray to run for Purcell’s House seat

A Rincon Republican has announced his intention to run for the Georgia House of Representatives District 159 seat, which serves western Chatham County and the southern portion of Effingham County.

April 26, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Riverkeeper to keep pushing in its fight against consent order

A watchdog group that suffered a setback is hoping for another and better day in court.

April 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Future of fire fees remains hot topic with commissioners

Effingham County commissioners have several options in front of them when it comes to funding the county's fire protection services.

April 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross steps in to help Guyton family

Local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a mobile home fire at 148 Simmons St. in Guyton, at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday. Four adults and one child were home at the time but uninjured.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Guard’s agribusiness development team comes home

FORT GORDON–Hundreds of cheering family members welcomed 58 soldiers of the Georgia Army National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team 1 (ADT-1) home from Logar Province, Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Georgia's Adjutant General, was present to welcome the soldiers home.

April 26, 2012 | 1st Lt. William Carraway Georgia Department of Defense | Local


Effingham CVB to mark 150th anniversary of Camp Davis

The 150th anniversary of Camp Davis will be celebrated May 12 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., two-and-a-half miles north of Guyton on Highway 17.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Historic Courthouse wins Georgia Trust award

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation on Friday recognized the Effingham County Courthouse among the best of preservation in Georgia during its 35th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Roswell. The courthouse, built originally in 1908 by Savannah architect Hyman Witcover, received an award for Excellence in Restoration.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Turning rails into trails

A project a long time in the making was officially dedicated Saturday in Guyton.

April 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA: County’s economic picture is getting better

After a lengthy recession, Effingham County's economy appears to be headed in a positive direction, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to run for BoE seat again

Lamar Allen has announced he will seek a third term to the Effingham County Board of Education. Allen currently represents the 3rd District and also serves as chairman of the school board.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Purcell to retire — won’t seek re-election

Ann Purcell is bringing her career under Georgia's Gold Dome to a close.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves forward on revising alcohol ordinance

Effingham County commissioners have voted to remove the separation requirement between churches in retail or business centers and businesses that sell alcohol.

April 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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