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City to add full-time fire chief

The city of Springfield will be adding to its workforce and to its public safety reach.

August 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


E. coli leads to ground beef recall

A ground beef recall for possible E. coli contamination was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Aug. 12. More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed by the National Beef Packing Co. are being recalled from Winn-Dixie Stores, Publix Super Markets, and Kroger retail food chains in Georgia and 6 other Southeastern states.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia chosen as a study for neglected, abused kids’ legal needs

ATLANTA-The State of Georgia has been selected as one of two Research and Demonstration sites for the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System. As a research and demonstration site, Georgia will receive a grant to study the effectiveness of legal representation for children involved in child abuse and neglect cases.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Highway 17 re-opened

All lanes of Highway 17 have been re-opened.

August 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Northway takes mayor's seat, presides over council meeting

Less than two weeks after an Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge ruled Jeff Northway could no longer be mayor of Springfield, the embattled Northway resumed his spot upon the city council dais.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cleaning up storm’s mess

Residents and crews were back at work Tuesday morning, clearing away and cleaning up the damage from a powerful storm that thundered through central and eastern Effingham County on Monday night.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Green home to make debut

A ribbon cutting will be held Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for an i-house at Green Bridge Farm.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


New life for rare Oaky Woods prairies

SOCIAL CIRCLE-Tom Patrick is walking across a chalk prairie on Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area, pointing out plants that should or shouldn't be there and occasionally wiping at sweat raised by the sweltering summer morning.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


F-15s to keep local skies busy

gles and 227 airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing/333rd Fighter Squadron have deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Savannah and will begin executing flight training missions immediately. These airmen and their aircraft are typically based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Highway 17 open

All lanes of Highway 17 north are now open.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners OK vehicle service contract

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract extension for service on the county's vehicles - but it's a function they may want to take another look at down the road.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners are vowing to take a closer look at who can take county-owned vehicles home at night.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber awards tourism grants

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce awarded checks totaling $18,000 in tourism grants to three Effingham County organizations. Checks were awarded to the Historic Effingham Society, the Georgia Salzburger Society and to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for various tourism related projects.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Social Security office to trim its hours

Effective Aug. 15, the Savannah Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Driver dies after wreck at Highways 17 and 30

One man is dead following a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in southern Effingham County.

August 05, 2011 | Staff report | 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 www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org 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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