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Effingham takes Capitol by storm

Nearly 80 Effingham County government, business and civic leaders made the annual trek to Atlanta for Effingham Day at the Capitol and by all accounts, it was one of the most successful and productive in some time.

January 31, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conviction in molestation that may have led to suicide

(Editor's note: To protect the alleged victim's identity, her name and her family members' names are not used.)

January 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Man dies in motorcycle wreck

A Rincon man died Sunday night in a motorcycle crash on Highway 21.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield moving ahead with streetscape work

Springfield's streetscape improvement could be moving ahead later this year.

January 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County strikes deal on Old Augusta signal

Effingham County and the ownership group of a large industrial tract have reached an agreement for a road into the property.

January 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield awards bid for Railroad Ave. sewer work

Springfield's long-awaited sewer improvement project is closer to getting started.

January 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Slow and steady

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is making steady progress in getting one of its tracts more appealing to potential customers - going at a pace a little quicker than what is being removed is accustomed.

January 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs resolution in support of Ogeechee River

Effingham County commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday night that asks the state to continue monitoring the Ogeechee River.

January 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist hit by semi on 80 dies

A Bloomingdale man who was hit by a tractor-trailer while riding his bicycle on Highway 80 on Jan. 9 has died.

January 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield signs agreement on VOA group home

The city of Springfield and an organization seeking to open a second group home for people with mental and intellectual disabilities have reached an agreement in a lawsuit filed against the city.

January 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Folder can’t wait for ‘best’ MLK Parade

At 84 years old, Adam Folder Jr. doesn't get around like he used to. However, his family says, that doesn't keep from attending every local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade he can.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Another tragedy touches ECHS

Several Effingham County teenagers have died in car wrecks in recent years, and the community suffered another loss Wednesday night.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


No word yet on King America Finishing hearing

A court hearing regarding a local textile plant's continued discharge of chemical-laden effluent into the Ogeechee River was postponed after a court-ordered change of venue.

January 14, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Guyton sewage plant draws vocal, fierce opposition

In a near-unanimous voice, attendees at a state Environmental Protection Division public hearing on Guyton's proposed wastewater treatment plant expressed their displeasure and opposition.

January 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO issues scam warning

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about groups of people who have been reported in the county going door to door soliciting business. Deputies have received reports that people from out of state have been offering to pave residents' property for them at a low cost.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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