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Deputies seek burglary suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a burglary suspect who fled from a traffic stop Wednesday night.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Floyd challenging Brantley for District 1 seat

Bob Brantley faced no opposition the first time he ran for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners. This time, he has to withstand a challenge from local businessman Forrest Floyd.

November 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goldwire, Kessler vying for at-large chairman

After weeks on the campaign trail, Democrat Franklin Goldwire and Republican Wendall Kessler are both cautiously optimistic about their chances of being elected the Effingham County Board of Commissioners' at-large chairman in Tuesday's general election.

November 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Voter turnout already strong

In the July 31 primary, a total of 6,736 Effingham County voters cast ballots.

November 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


NWR to make repairs to Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive

Starting Monday, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be making repairs to the entrance of the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive. This repaving project is expected to take up to two weeks. During this time, traffic will be re-routed around the entrance to the Wildlife Drive.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


YMCA kicks off diabetes prevention program

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is helping people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes through the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, an innovative program that teaches people to make lifestyle changes that lead to greater health.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Decision gives go-ahead to harbor deepening

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy has signed the record of decision for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, known as SHEP.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A heaping dose of the best medicine

From the moment she took the stage at Effingham Health System's third annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn program Thursday, comedienne Leslie Norris Townsend showed she doesn't take life too seriously.

October 29, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon takes one of its own to heart

The brotherhood in blue is banding together to help one of its own. And it's getting help from across the community.

October 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Set clocks back and change smoke alarm battery, too

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Wanted arson suspects now in custody

A mother and son accused of intentionally totaling a car to collect insurance money were arrested Tuesday in Savannah on arson and insurance fraud charges.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


King praised for work with Victim Witness

As the candles for the domestic violence awareness vigil Tuesday evening were extinguished, so too has Glenda King's time as director of Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program come to an end.

October 25, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Garden City man accused of child molestation

A Garden City man is in the Effingham County Jail, facing several charges including child molestation following an investigation conducted by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Early voting polls to open Saturday

Each county will have polling locations that will be open at a minimum from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Drivers asked to watch for deer

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, leaders of the state's wildlife, highway safety and insurance agencies are advising motorists to be cautious of increased deer sightings this fall.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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