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County puts alcohol separation rules back on the table

Effingham County commissioners will wait until their next meeting to delve into distance requirements between churches and outlets selling alcohol.

April 12, 2012 | By Pat Donahue | Local


Rincon ready to start recycling

Curbside recycling could be coming to Rincon as soon as July 1.

April 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon UMC Relay For Life team giving cancer the flush

You might say that Rincon United Methodist Church's Relay For Life team is taking the fight against cancer sitting down.

April 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Bohannon refutes city's charges

Less than a week after his ouster as Rincon police chief, Mike Bohannon has fired back at the city.

April 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bohannon out as Rincon police chief

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon was fired Thursday morning, just two days after being placed on administrative leave.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


McDuffie to run for re-election

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie is running for re-election as sheriff of Effingham County.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bohannon out as Rincon police chief

Rincon interim city manager Wesley Corbitt has confirmed that police chief Mike Bohannon was relieved of his duties Thursday morning.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon police chief placed on leave

Citing differences in management philosophies, Rincon interim city manager Wesley Corbitt said police chief Mike Bohannon has been placed on administrative leave.

April 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff glad spice is off shelves, streets

Stores in Effingham County aren't carrying what's known as "spice" on the shelves anymore, according to Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie. And with a new law that went into effect last week, they can't.

April 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Barrow anxious to see health care ruling

Like millions of Americans, Congressman John Barrow is anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the 2010 health care reform law, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

April 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon OKs rate hike for recycling program

Recycling is coming to Rincon residents - but how soon remains to be seen.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff happy state has outlawed 'spice'

Local law enforcement officials expressed their satisfaction with Senate Bill 370 becoming law in Georgia.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County looks to make roads safer

Effingham County will reimburse the state Department of Transportation for leveling and paving on Hodgeville Road, under a proposal county commissioners approved Tuesday.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


In their thoughts

Longtime coach Billy Shelton threw out the first pitch Wednesday as Savannah Christian held its first night home baseball game. The Raiders hosted Effingham County, and the school honored Logan Shelton, a member of the Rebels program who died last year as a result of an automobile accident.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The future of health

Betsy Tallent from Effingham Health System recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County and provided an update on services currently offered, as well as those planned in the future. Accompanying Tallent were Dr. Mark Mudano, orthopaedic surgeon, and Traci Knuth, his physician assistant. Dr. Mudano recently opened his practice on the Effingham Health System campus. He provided an overview of the services that his practice provides.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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