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Troopers to be out in force

ATLANTA - Traffic safety is the priority for holiday patrols over the next two weeks by Georgia State Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police Divisions of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Sister: Couple was about to get kids back

An Effingham County couple whose bodies were found in the Amicalola River were supposed to be visiting their three children over the weekend - and it was supposed to be their last visit before reclaiming custody, according to a family member.

December 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Springfield Fire Department honors its own

The Springfield Fire Department held its awards banquet Thursday night at Springfield United Methodist Church's social hall.

December 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Old Augusta phase open

Effingham County motorists finally have a chance to roll down the first phase of the Old Augusta Road project.

December 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon steps up to the tee, buys golf course

The city of Rincon will be buying the Lost Plantation Golf Club, and Mayor Ken Lee said he hopes the sale will be completed soon.

December 17, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Big man, on campus

Rick Tomberlin's introductory news conference was delayed by nearly 20 minutes Thursday morning - the new Effingham County High School football coach was busy talking to each of the Rebels players individually.

December 17, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rains close road

December 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County alters animal control

After going through two directors of the animal control department in a year, Effingham County commissioners have decided to do away with the position.

December 14, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to buy golf course

Rincon City Council members have voted to buy the Lost Plantation Golf Course, concluding negotiations that have been in the works for years.

December 14, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


County OKs Bryan Co. work detail

More inmates from the Effingham County Prison will be put to work soon.

December 14, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely to retain seat on IDA

Charles Hinely will remain a member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, after Springfield City Council overwhelmingly approved his re-appointment Tuesday night.

December 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County pushes forward with old courthouse

Work on the renovation of the historic Effingham Courthouse should be completed by the middle of October 2010, county commissioners were told Tuesday afternoon.

December 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Westwood residents ponder, question annexation

Residents of the Westwood Heights subdivision just outside the Rincon city limits again face the possibility of annexation, and city council chambers were at seating capacity Monday night for a public hearing.

December 11, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


A first for Young Farmers

Kelly Rahn was named Effingham County Young Farmer of the Year on Thursday night, the first time a woman has received that honor.

December 07, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Burnin’ down the house

Effingham County firefighters, under the direction of Fire Chief Val Ashcraft, went through a periodic live fire training exercise on Monday night at their training facilities on 125 acres just outside of Springfield.

December 03, 2009 | By Rick Lott | 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


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