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Retreat’s conclusion may spur action

When the Effingham Chamber of Commerce gathers for another community retreat, they hope to recount the progress made on a number of goals.

August 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Community mourns loss of educator and leader

Guyton and Effingham County are mourning the passing of a longtime educator and community advocate, after Guyton City Council Alderman Dr. Brenda Lovett died Thursday from complications of diabetes.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Williams back in Effingham County jail

A man called "one of the most-wanted fugitives in Georgia" is now behind bars in Effingham County after being arrested in the Atlanta area Thursday.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Georgia stretches hands across the border

As Labor Day weekend approaches, drunk drivers will have nowhere to run from police in Georgia because traffic enforcement officers from every neighboring state will be waiting at state lines to take them into custody. It's time for Georgia's annual Hands Across the Border intra-state impaired driving and highway safety crackdown.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Wanted man captured

Fugitive Ronnie Williams was captured Thursday evening by United States Marshals in Cobb County.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Blackburn graduates from basic

Air Force Airman Jacob E. Blackburn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Anderson wins runoff

Former state representative Lee Anderson won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent John Barrow for the U.S. House 12th District seat in the November general election.

August 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County delays action on drug discount card

Effingham County commissioners tabled a request to institute a countywide prescription drug discount card, after county officials had trepidations.

August 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners balk at matching grant

It does not appear that Effingham County will purchase the land where Ebenezer Crossing sits anytime soon.

August 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO: Be wary of solicitors

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about individuals who may solicit business in their neighborhoods.

August 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Putting a stop to it

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie offered a clear reminder of what could happen when drivers don't heed the red stoplights and sign from a stopped school bus.

August 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO searching for repeat burglary suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a burglary suspect who has reportedly broken into a victim's work shed several times over the past couple years.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Springfield considering downtown master plan

The Springfield City Council soon may entertain proposals for a downtown master plan, following a presentation of a potential such plan from a Savannah architectural and engineering firm.

August 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hospital celebrates trauma center status

This has been quite a year for Effingham Health System.

August 20, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Where there’s smoke, there’s fire training

Smoke poured out of the structure, as Rincon firefighters began assembling hoses, ladders and chainsaws - all to show the citizens what the investment in sales taxes provides.

August 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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