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Eden exterminator gets $1M lottery prize

Eden exterminator gets $1M lottery prize

ATLANTA – Purchasing a Georgia Lottery instant ticket was a grand slam for an Effingham County man, who won big while buying a cup of joe. Mathew McGee, 45, won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

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Rincon OKs August country music event at park

Rincon City Council members cleared the way for a country music festival at Freedom Park this August, but they still have to finalize fees and policies for the venue.

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County weighs changes to fees

Effingham County commissioners didn’t approve a new schedule of fees, but after their discussion on the topic, a restructuring appears to be in the offing.

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State: ACA signups just under 150K

ATLANTA — With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

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City says building on annexed land won’t happen soon

Rincon City Council members tried to assure a neighbor of its newly-annexed property that it won’t be home to sprawling new subdivision anytime soon.

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County may seek bonds to ease water-sewer debt

Effingham County commissioners may seek another method to alleviate their water and sewer debt.

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Two wrecks end in fatalities

A 72-year-old man and a teenager died from injuries in separate accidents Thursday on Effingham County roads.

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City council adopts policies, procedures for Mars Theatre

With the grand opening of Springfield’s Mars Theatre two weeks away, city council members approved a list of policies and procedures for the facility Tuesday night.

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No alcohol for movies at the Mars

While beer and wine will be served at certain live performances, alcohol likely won’t flow at the Mars Theatre when it shows movies.

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Sheriff’s office gets highway safety grant

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

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City talks plans for fire station

Rincon City Council members are expected to hold a zoning hearing at their next meeting on the city’s newly-annexed 66 acres off Blue Jay and McCall roads.

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County set to start work on roads

Improvements to McCall and Blue Jay roads are expected to start this week, according to temporary county administrator Toss Allen.

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Challenge to Jones' candidacy dismissed

Challenge to Jones' candidacy dismissed

Vera Jones can continue her re-election bid, after the Effingham County Board of Elections voted 3-1 Friday morning to dismiss a challenge to her candidacy.

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Allen ready for second run at seat

Allen ready for second run at seat

The numbers, Rick Allen believes, are in his favor.

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12th District GOP hopefuls vow to overturn ACA

STATESBORO — In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia’s 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states’ rights in regard to medical marijuana.

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County votes to keep disputed road open

A disputed road will remain open, Effingham County commissioners decided Tuesday night.

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Commissioners give OK to elections board attorney

Effingham County commissioners approved an engagement letter for the elections board’s attorney choice in Friday morning’s hearing.

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Challenge to Jones’ candidacy to be heard Friday

The challenge to Effingham County 2nd District Commissioner Vera Jones’ candidacy will be heard Friday at 9 a.m. at the Effingham County administrative complex.

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Candidates call for a different direction

Candidates call for a different direction

Office seekers at Saturday morning’s candidates’ forum on ethics, morality and principles agreed that the country is on the wrong track and needs to return toward a Judeo-Christian foundation.

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Combative tones struck at GOP debate

Combative tones struck at GOP debate

SAVANNAH — The seven Republican hopefuls vying for a chance to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss took a number of shots at the federal government — and each other — in Saturday night’s forum.

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Hall pleads guilty in 2011 fatal wreck

Hall pleads guilty in 2011 fatal wreck

An Effingham County man accused in the April 2011 vehicular homicide of his passenger pled guilty Thursday.

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Accused pig assailant pleads guilty

Accused pig assailant pleads guilty

Almost a year after video cameras caught his attack on a pet pig, a Springfield man has pled guilty to charges of animal cruelty.

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Cell phone sales lead to warden’s ouster

The warden of the Effingham County Prison has been allowed to resign after a state Department of Corrections investigation revealed cell phones confiscated from prisoners were being sold without authorization.

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House 1st District hopeful talks to Effingham Democrats

House 1st District hopeful talks to Effingham Democrats

First District U.S. House candidate Amy Tavio was a big hit at the meeting of the Effingham Democrats last Thursday.

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Elections board hires attorney for Jones’ candidacy challenge

The Effingham County board of elections has hired an attorney to aid it as it weighs a challenge to a candidate’s qualification.

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Doors open to new jail

Doors open to new jail

Starting Tuesday, if you want to visit the Effingham County Jail, the sheriff’s office will ask whom you’re there to see.

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State troopers investigate eight crashes in February

State troopers from the Rincon post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated eight traffic crashes during February in Effingham County. Sgt. Chris Nease said the traffic crashes resulted in nine injuries and one traffic death.

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GOP hopefuls visit Effingham Tea Party

GOP hopefuls visit Effingham Tea Party

With six Republicans on the ballot for Georgia’s District 1 seat in the U.S. House and five running in U.S. House District 12, John McCallum and Eugene Yu are both in crowded fields in their respective congressional races.

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County OKs rec projects for last of impact fees

With input from the count recreation board, Effingham County commissioners have agreed to a list of projects that could benefit from the remainder of recreation impact fees.

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Challenge, Web site ask candidate to return money

A challenge has been filed against an Effingham County commissioner seeking re-election, accusing her of withholding money that should have been refunded to the county.

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McDonald touts state’s investment in solar power

McDonald touts state’s investment in solar power

Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald rode in Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day parade Monday in 1929 Model A convertible.

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Sheriff ready to move into new jail soon

Sheriff ready to move into new jail soon

The public will get its first look at the completed Effingham County Jail this weekend, and Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie can’t wait to start moving inmates into it.

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Hall trial set to start April 1

Hall trial set to start April 1

The often-delayed trial of an Effingham County man accused of a 2011 accident that killed one person and injured three others has a new start date.

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Perry pleads guilty to murdering cousin

Perry pleads guilty to murdering cousin

An Effingham County man has pled guilty to the July 2013 slaying of his cousin.

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Panel to review state’s child welfare system

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the creation of the Child Welfare Reform Council to improve the child welfare system and better protect Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens.

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City OKs alcohol license for Mars

The grand debut of the Mars Theatre is about a month away, and Springfield City Council members took steps to make sure there could be a proper toast.

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Time change a good time to check smoke alarms

Having set clocks ahead one hour is a good reminder to check home smoke alarms, according to Effingham Fire and Rescue.

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Convicted felon gets 5 years for assaulting family trying to help

A once-convicted felon who pointed a shotgun at a family and led Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase is going back to prison.

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Guyton’s sewage permit on hold after court ruling

Guyton’s permit for its planned wastewater treatment plant sprayfield may be headed back to the state Environmental Protection Division.

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Zeigler to run against Jones in District 2

The race for the Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat has drawn four candidates, and all three county commission seats up for election will be contested in the May 20 primary.

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Field keeps growing for county commission, school board races

Field keeps growing for county commission, school board races

The field for the May 20 primary is growing for a number of Effingham County races.

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Split vote OKs annexation, fire station

Effingham County commissioners approved allowing Rincon to annex 66 acres, following a split vote and questions for Rincon city officials.

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Time to turn clocks back, check smoke alarms

ATLANTA — Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds Georgians that they must change their clocks to daylight saving time earlier this year — and they should also change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time.

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County weighs fixes to another troubled junction

Effingham County officials may be taking steps to address another crash-plagued intersection.

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County ponders how to spend rec impact fees

How Effingham County will spend more than $230,000 on recreation is not just a matter on which projects the money will be directed but also how soon.

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Kieffer, Jones, Mason to run again

At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.

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DOT looks at solutions for 95/21

Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.

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Getting in on the clues

Getting in on the clues

A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.

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Student killed in accident mourned

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.

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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.

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