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State high court denies Heidt's appeal

Craig Heidt's battle for a new trial appears to be over.

January 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve new rules for selecting vice-chairman

When Effingham County commissioners choose a vice-chairman Tuesday, they will use a different method to conduct and announce their votes.

January 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


An officer, and a gentleman

Cpl. Dennis Badger's colleagues in law enforcement remember him as someone who always wanted to help others.

January 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO asks to keep guns out of New Year's celebrations

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to make sure guns won't be fired off as part of New Year's Eve festivities.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Land owners want to keep working with county on OAR access

The owners of industrial-zoned property across from the Old Augusta Road-Highway 21 junction want to continue to work with Effingham County for access at a planned traffic signal at the intersection.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputy survives rollover

An Effingham County Sheriff's deputy was seriously injured Friday morning after his patrol car flipped and crashed into a ditch on Midland Road.

December 31, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Leaders ready to serve again

Several incumbent Effingham County leaders were sworn in to serve another term in a ceremony on Dec. 20 at the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

December 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, cities OK excise tax on energy

Effingham County is ready to put an excise tax on energy used in manufacturing.

December 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


‘Child-only’ plans to be offered starting in January

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has signed an order finalizing new rules that will require all insurance companies who sell individual health policies in Georgia to also offer "child-only" individual health coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSP, other agencies investigating 17 holiday traffic deaths

There were 17 traffic deaths across the state during the Christmas holiday period, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Remembering Newtown

City of Rincon employees joined people around the country Friday in a solemn observance of the one-week anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

December 24, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Newcomers ready to get started

The newest Effingham County commissioners won't take their seats for another two weeks. But they're eager to get going.

December 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GSP asking for motorists’ caution with holiday travel

Georgia State Patrol troopers are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of their holiday celebrations this year. Troopers will be keeping a close eye out for impaired drivers now through the end of the year.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Tomberlin calls it a career

After 33 years of being on the sidelines and breaking down film at night and on the weekends, Rick Tomberlin figured it was time for something else in his life.

December 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon trims its budget for coming fiscal year

Rincon City Council members have approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that will be $3.5 million less than the fiscal year 2012 plan.

December 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ...

November 30, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others ...

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


City of Rincon receives $500,000 grant

SAVANNAH - The City of Rincon has received a 2016 Employment Incentive Program (EIP) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of ...

November 21, 2016 | | Local


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