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Purcell receives threats over bill

State Rep. Ann Purcell has received threats from supporters of a gun bill that is pending in her committee, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed Thursday.

March 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Johnson gets life without parole

Kevin Johnson has been sentenced to life without parole for the February 2010 murder of 2-year-old Melanie Rose Haynes.

March 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Judge rules no new trial for Craig Heidt

An Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge has ruled Craig Heidt does not merit a new trial for his December 2010 conviction on the murders of his father and brother.

February 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hanging up the badge

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Maj. Julian Delete - Merge UpDelete - Merge UpBowen retired after 26 years of service to the county. He began his tenure with the ECSO in August 1986 and has risen through the ranks, including corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and was promoted to major in 2010.

February 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Chamber ready to sink its teeth into Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced details of its 2nd Taste of Effingham scheduled for Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

February 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA casts an eye on its I-16 tract

A lengthy planning retreat Thursday night may lead Effingham Industrial Development Authority members to figure out what's next in attracting more industries.

February 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County asked to re-think Goshen station

Effingham County commissioners have been asked to reconsider placing a fire station on Goshen Road

February 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chief pays a visit to Lions Club

Mike Bohannon, Rincon Police chief, spoke to the Rincon Noon Lions Club to give them an update on the changes made in the police department, community policing and future plans for the law enforcement department.

February 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Jones: Issue isn’t reimbursement but breach of contract

An outside legal counsel retained by the Effingham County commissioners said the county needs to pay a contractor for a generator it put in for a water and sewer system.

February 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


'Bait dog' recovering from wounds

With a name that translates into "brave one," a dog believed to have been used to train fighting dogs and found on a roadside is recovering from his wounds.

February 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Family grateful for support

Relatives of a family devastated by an early Saturday morning fire are expressing their gratitude to a community that has come to their aid.

February 16, 2012 | Photo by Patrick Donahue | Local


County, family may have solution to road problem

A solution to a problematic road - which has left a family divided - may be within sight.

February 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield drives forward with golf cart statute

After several weeks of wrangling over a proposed golf cart ordinance, Springfield City Council adopted a measure that they believe will give residents plenty of time to get used to it.

February 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City to cut out a meeting a month

Springfield City Council members will be spending less time at City Hall.

February 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Neighbors save mother from fire

A Rincon mother is recuperating in an Augusta burn center after an early Saturday morning fire claimed the life of her husband and destroyed their home, after neighbors dashed in and pulled her to safety.

February 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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