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Jury, trial date set for Moretz case

For a third time, a jury has been selected for Kimberly Moretz's trial.

January 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Five injured in crash on Highway 17

Five people were injured, including one seriously, in a three-car crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 17 at Roebling Road.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Statesboro to host state NAACP leaders

NAACP leaders from throughout Georgia will meet in downtown Statesboro on Jan. 24 and 25.

January 07, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


County to take up travel policy again

Effingham County commissioners will take up a travel policy Tuesday that has been tabled three times.

January 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bracing for the cold?

More chilly weather is in store for Effingham County, with temperatures likely in the teens and wind chills as low as single digits early Tuesday morning and into Wednesday.

January 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Statesboro to hold hearing on controversial club

Statesboro City Council members will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning to hear evidence as to whether the alcohol license issued to Karen Pittman Brown for the operation of Primetime Lounge, 608C Northside Drive W., should be suspended or revoked.

January 06, 2014 | By Jason Wermers | Local


Homeowners may get relief from cold’s damage

ATLANTA - With historic low temperatures expected for across the state over the next few days, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Agencies to hold winter weather chat

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and key partners will host a Twitter chat to help promote winter weather preparedness.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Five people killed in New Year’s wrecks across state

The state Department of Public Safety reported five deaths on state roads during the New Year's Day holiday.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon man hurt in New Year’s Eve accident

SAVANNAH – An Effingham County man was seriously injured on New Year's Eve when a minivan ran over him in downtown Savannah.

January 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Plant permit appeal to be heard

A longtime vocal critic of Guyton's wastewater treatment plans will have another chance to state his case.

January 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


As calendar turns, check expiration date on license

As the New Year begins, Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell recommends checking the expiration date of your driver's license or ID card.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chosen for community housing initiative

Five Georgia communities - Albany, Douglasville, Perry, Porterdale and Rincon - have been selected to begin a three-year program to assist them in addressing their housing needs.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


DNR ranger honored after rescuing hunters lost on the Ogeechee

Four conservation rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division, including one who came to the aid of four lost hunters along the Ogeechee Rivers, recently were recognized at the 2013 Governor's Public Safety Awards ceremony.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Insurance commissioner stresses fireworks safety

ATLANTA - State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges parents to protect their children - and themselves - from the dangers of fireworks during the New Year's holiday.

December 30, 2013 | 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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