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Extension to host ATV safety course March 12

Youth in Effingham County will learn about of ATV safety March 12.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


ECSO lands GOHS grant

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a public safety partnership grant totaling $10,000 from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSU nursing department to present river health results

Citizens are invited to a presentation Saturday regarding the Ogeechee River and the possible human health effects of a recent chemical spill.

March 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Presidential primary voting under way

Early voting on the presidential preference primary ends March 2 in Effingham County. There are two polling places for early voting, the voter registration and election office at 284 Highway 119 South in Springfield and old Marlow Elementary School, 4752 Highway 17 South. Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

March 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Rincon takes a step toward recycling

The city of Rincon is taking another step closer toward getting citywide recycling.

March 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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