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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

‘Everyday heroes’

The United Way of the Coastal Empire launched another season of fundraising Thursday at the Savannah Civic Center where this year's campaign goal was unveiled to a beat.

September 09, 2011 | Staff report | Local

Missing man found safe

A man reported as missing Tuesday evening has been found safe, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

September 07, 2011 | Staff report | Local

ReStore asks for help after materials stolen

Several pallets of shingles valued at over $1,200 were reported stolen from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Aug. 22. These materials were a special donation by the Owens Corning Company in Savannah for the Habitat's first build of 2011, scheduled to break ground in September.

September 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

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Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local

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