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Work on Mars may get a boost

With the potential of a grant from the state Department of Economic Development in hand, work around the Mars Theater in Springfield could be coming soon.

September 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rec board states its case for gym renovation

Members of the Effingham County recreation board are pleading with county commissioners to restore funding for the rec department's gymnasium.

September 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State, GFB to sponsor Sunbelt Expo building

Georgia Farm Bureau is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to finance a new permanent exhibit building at Sunbelt Expo featuring Georgia agriculture. The building will be dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, the opening day of Expo. All GFB members are invited.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

EMA issues Ogeechee advisory

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency received notification of citizens that are experiencing blister and sores on their bodies after swimming in the Ogeechee River. At this time there have not been any confirmed cases that the blisters or sores were caused by the river, local officials are still investigating the claims.

September 16, 2011 | Staff report | Local

IDA resolving conflict issue

As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority courts a potential serious prospect, board members also are taking steps to avoid a possibly thorny issue.

September 16, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon looks to add full-time firefighters

Rincon City Council has approved the job description for a full-time firefighter but is holding off on approving a job description for a full-time chief.

September 16, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Georgia to take part in fruit chemical use survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey fruit growers in 12 states, including Georgia, for its biennial fruit chemical use survey. The agency will collect information on pesticides used, acres treated and rates applied to more than 20 fruit crops across the country.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Reeling them in

With the newly-renovated Tuckasee King landing now open, local and state officials are hoping to reel in more boaters and anglers.

September 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

One man killed in Saturday house fire

Authorities have identified a man killed in a Saturday night house fire on Courthouse Road.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

County, Newington reach fire coverage deal

Homeowners in extreme northern Effingham County could be getting a break on their insurance premiums soon.

September 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Man dies in Saturday night fire

The cause of a fire that claimed the life of an Effingham County man Saturday night is under investigation.

September 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local

Driver killed in Thursday night wreck identified

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver killed in a crash Thursday night.

September 09, 2011 | Staff report | Local

Georgia Ports mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia General Assembly members, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver, GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz and members of the Port of Savannah's Homeland Security team commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday at the Port of Savannah.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

County looks to put alcohol questions on ballot

Effingham County commissioners are hoping to ask voters early next year if they want to approve Sunday sales of beer and wine by the package - and sales of liquor by the drink.

September 09, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County starts to weigh options on new jail

A needs assessment is expected to answer some of the questions Effingham County commissioners have about building a new jail.

September 09, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local

Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local

State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as and are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local

Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local

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