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Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest
The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue. On Sept.
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Hewlett - Baker
Courtney N. Baker of North Augusta and Justin G. Hewlett of North Augusta were married June 21, 2014 at Our Lady of Peace. The bride was given in marriage by Bobby Baker.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Vox Populi: 'These gun-toting punks have set back race relations in Savannah at least 75 years.'
"How has our airport gone for an architectural award winning design to a basic airport in need of a tremendous amount of TLC? The facilities, carpeting, painting, and even the advertising displays show an extreme lack of pride and support for Savannah and Hilton Head. If you gave it a grade it would be a C-."
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Effingham considers buying land for recreation complex
Effingham County commissioners are considering purchasing land just south of Springfield for a recreation complex that would be built with funds from a new penny sales tax. Commissioners and members of the Recreation Commission came up with the idea at a public hearing on Sept.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
United Way, Walmart come through for Effingham students
Springfield Elementary fifth-grader Kent Brown helps SES Principal Terri Johnson place a box of school supplies onto a cart manned by United Way Effingham Area Director Bonnie Dixon. The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center teamed with Walmart to donate more than $2,500 worth of school supplies to Effingham County students.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Effingham's United Way goal is $317,000
From left are Taryn Knick, chairwoman of the 2014 Effingham United Way campaign; Beth Kight, principal of Ebenezer Elementary School; Mark Winters, principal of South Effingham High School; and Andy Lamon, vice chairman of the campaign. Ebenezer Elementary won the Caring Cup, for the highest percentage of employee participation, at 64 percent.
Rincon police start using body-worn cameras
Police wearing body cameras are finding whether it's in court or on the street, the cameras are a tool that protects both officers and the public. Guyton police officers began using body-worn cameras seven years ago and Rincon police officers started using them this summer.
Savannah-area businessman charged with insurance fraud
The owner of a Savannah-area paint and contracting business was arrested Wednesday by state authorities, who charged him with insurance fraud and accuse him of defrauding insurance companies of about $50,000 in workers' compensation premiums. Cesar A. Martinez, owner of Martinez Painting Pros, was charged with insurance fraud and forgery in Effingham and Chatham counties, said Stan Bexley, director of the Enforcement Division of the state board of Workers' Compensation.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Rincon Police: Shopping cart ambush
Aug. 12: A man cut the locks off of two storage units at Moore Storage, on Willowpeg Way, and took some belongings from them. He left through a hole in the fence.
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Allenhurst woman, daughter killed in Effingham wreck
Marlys Strempke and Meagan Kessler died, and two teens were injured shortly before 4 p.m. in a three-car crash on Old Augusta Road South. Initial reports indicate that the women, traveling north in a Chevy Traverse, were killed after a Dodge pickup traveling south crossed the road's center line and veered into the SUV's path, Effingham County Sheriff 's Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
VIDEO: Lucille Montgomery rocks the house at Women's Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Society luncheon
DeAnn Komanecky/Effingham Now Lucille Montgomery inspired the crowd with her singing at Friday's luncheon honoring Christian women in leadership at the 10th Ruby Reeves Agape luncheon held by the Women's Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Missionary Society. DeAnn Komanecky/Effingham Now Christian women in leadership were honored at the 10th Ruby Reeves Agape luncheon held by the Women's Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Missionary Society.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Husband in alleged pot-growing scheme now in custody
Andrew Brasile turned himself in two weeks after his wife was arrested after Rincon Police said they found a large pot-growing operation at their house. A Rincon man suspected of teaming with his wife to grow and distribute marijuana from their house turned himself in to police Tuesday.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Separate accidents result in two fatalities
The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.
Studio not only item on IDA's menu
When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Rincon woman killed in single vehicle wreck on Hwy 21
Effingham County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a fatal crash on the 5600 block of Georgia Highway 21 South in front of the Kroger around 4:30 a.m. in Rincon.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Rincon approves service rate hikes
City council members approved higher rates for those charges at their meeting Monday night, with the new charges scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1. City Manager Wesley Corbitt said the council members and city staff have been considering the new rates for "quite some time."
Rincon's state champs honored
The Rincon City Council honored the city's first two Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state championship teams at their Aug. 26 meeting.
Community connecting for a cause
Thank you to everyone for making the third annual United Way Back-to-School Blowout a successful event.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Savannah rental market bullish
Savannah's rental industry is performing well post-recession, a result of a surge in local demand combined with a nationwide slump in home ownership.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement
Among the changes to the ordinance are stipulations on the upkeep of lots and detention ponds, the time allowed to have garbage carts out on the street before and after pickup and ensuring 911 address remain visible.