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1 hr ago | Effingham Herald

County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

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6 hrs ago | Effingham Herald

Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

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Related Topix: Clyo, GA

7 hrs ago | SavannahNow

Rincon Police: ATM armed robbery

July 6: An off-duty Rincon Police officer complained that people were lighting fireworks in the Cove Subdivision at 12:30 a.m. and keeping her awake.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA, Drugs, Marijuana, Chatham County, GA, Port Wentworth, GA

7 hrs ago | SavannahNow

Effingham sheriff's reports: Nude neighbor, bulldog evicted

June 30: A resident of Walnut Drive in the Bloomingdale area said his roommate, who has a crack cocaine problem, used his check card to steal $460.

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Related Topix: Bloomingdale, GA, Chatham County, GA, Drugs, Guyton, GA, Springfield, GA, Clyo, GA

7 hrs ago | Effingham Herald

Guyton girl takes a sweet stand against cancer

Tisha Holland poses with the tri-fold poster board that was part of her research project about Alex Scott, which inspired Holland to host her own lemonade stand to raise money to fight childhood cancer.

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Related Topix: Guyton, GA

11 hrs ago | Effingham Herald

United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

13 hrs ago | SavannahNow

Suspicious fire reported on Courthouse Road

Photo courtesy of Effingham County Sheriff's Office A structure fire at this home is being called suspicious by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Springfield, GA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Agathos' new headmaster named

The Board of Trustees of Agathos Classical School is pleased to announce that Ted Trainor will serve as Headmaster for the 2014-15 school year and that Mrs. Jennifer Burns will be the Vice-Principal of Academic Affairs.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA, Southern Methodist University, The Citadel, Covenant Theological Seminary

Sat Jul 19, 2014

SavannahNow

Kayak Kafe Midtown follows model of freshness and flavor

We wrote about Kayak Kafe again in 2010 when co-owners Brendan Pappas and Mallie Clark expanded the menu and began staying open for dinner.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA, Bryan County, GA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

SavannahNow

Effingham judge orders mediation in Old Augusta water and sewer case

Effingham County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner has ordered the parties in the Old Augusta water and sewer lawsuit against the county to mediation.

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SavannahNow

Alabama truck driver gets probation in fatal Effingham wreck

An Alabama truck driver pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle in the second degree, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to a year of probation in a wreck that killed a Guyton woman last year.

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Related Topix: Guyton, GA

Effingham Herald

State jobless rate rises to 7.4 percent for June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Medient CEO answers questions about future of studio

Medient Studios made headlines the last couple of months for all of the wrong reasons, including an ousted CEO and lawsuits.

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Effingham Herald

ECSO still looking for robbery suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office continues to look for the man who attempted to rob a local hotel last week and was thwarted by the family who owns it.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

Effingham Herald

Rincon Flea Girls win state

The under-8 Rincon Flea Girls all-stars won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class B state softball championship in Cordele.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA, Crisp County, GA, Cordele, GA, Moultrie, GA, Colquitt County, GA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

SavannahNow

Effingham IDA spends $271,000 on Medient

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has spent $271,000 on Medient Studios, the company planning a movie and game production complex on its 1,500-acre property at Interstate 16 and Old River Road.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

WTOC-TV Savannah

Effingham Commissioners vote to lower water rates

Dozens packed into the administrative building in Springfield on Tuesday night to see if they would get some relief from their high water bills.

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Related Topix: Springfield, GA, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

SavannahNow

Effingham sheriff's reports: Drugs and alcohol fuel domestic disputes

June 27: An off-duty Bloomingdale Police officer asked a deputy to check on a man who had parked in his driveway for several minutes at 1:30 a.m., on Ga.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Rincon, GA, Springfield, GA, Guyton, GA

Effingham Herald

Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

Lily Chiang of Georgia Power shared energy efficiency tips with the audience at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Lunch 'n Learn program.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Small Business, Personal Finance

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Effingham Herald

Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The state Supreme Court unanimously declined to hear Andrew Brantley's appeal of an Effingham County Superior Court decision.

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