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1 hr ago | Effingham Herald

County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

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Related Topix: Games, Poker

5 hrs ago | Daily Tribune News

Gwinnett man drowns in Lake Allatoona Sunday

A 26-year-old Snellville man drowned while trying to retrieve an inflatable float that had blown away from shore on Lake Allatoona Sunday.

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Related Topix: Snellville, GA, Gwinnett County, GA, Guyton, GA, Bartow County, GA, Emerson, GA

9 hrs ago | Effingham Herald

Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

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Related Topix: Springfield, GA

13 hrs ago | Effingham Herald

Chamber eager to launch membership drive

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Effingham Herald

Bashlor back to - Getting It All Toget...

Carolyn Bashlor will sign copies of her book "Getting It All Together" on Thursday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at New Life Flowers and Gifts in Rincon.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA, Wedding, Alzheimer's, Health

Effingham Herald

Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

City Council members approved a change order for Nicky Powell Construction, for $6,201, and they also approved a final pay request and releasing the 10 percent retainage.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

SavannahNow

Adopt us -- Effingham animal shelter

Beau and Anna are siblinigs that are available for adoption from the Effingham County animal shelter.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Statesboro Herald

Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Sherwood Railroad cuts across southwest Bulloch

In 1912, John N. Shearhouse and his "silent" partner, George Brinson decided to open another tram railroad running from Clyo to Claxton.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Georgia, Bulloch County, GA, Brinson, GA, Decatur County, GA, Evans County, GA, Claxton, GA, Clyo, GA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Resident: Third gas leak in five years

Crews worked for several hours to contain the spewing gas from the line on Fort Howard Road in Effingham County on Friday.

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Effingham Herald

Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

SavannahNow

Rincon Police: Speeder hurries to Walmart; driver 'only' had eight beers

July 13: An officer was running radar on Long Street and Ga. 21 N., across from the Texaco Station.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Effingham Herald

New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Sand Hill Elementary School Principal Kristen Richards, second from right, visits with her new teachers for the 2014-15 school year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

Effingham Herald

Springfield's early churches

Springfield Baptist Church sat at the corner of Laurel and Franklin streets. The building in the accompanying photograph was the third in the history of the church founded in 1848.

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Related Topix: Springfield, GA

Effingham Herald

Newman-Beasley

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Newman Jr. of Evans are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Erinn Elizabeth Newman, to Mr. Justin Shane Beasley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Exley of Springfield and Mr. Robert Beasley Jr. of Savannah.

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

WTOC-TV Savannah

Former Effingham County Jail officer charged with sexual assault

A former Effingham County Jail officer has been arrested for improper contact with an inmate following a 6 month long investigation which was conducted by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division.

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Related Topix: Clyo, GA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Father upset after mother leaves child in car in Rincon

A father is upset after he found out his eight-year-old son was left unattended in the car while the child's mother was shopping.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

SavannahNow

Medient Studios gets legal victory, temporary restraining order lifted

A Nevada judge has denied a request by the ex-CEO of Medient Studios for a preliminary injunction and court-appointed receiver to dissolve his former company, a small victory for the beleaguered Effingham County entertainment company and its board of directors.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

SavannahNow

Springfield Police: Domestic disputes over property, children

June 6: Staff found the door to the senior citizens' center open when they reported to work in the morning.

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Related Topix: Guyton, GA

Effingham Herald

Harvey to step down from IDA

Harvey has represented the 1st District for more than seven years. She submitted her resignation, effective July 31, at Thursday's board meeting.

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Effingham Herald

Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Donald Caines of Caines Hodges CPA said there were two internal control concerns, and both are considered material weaknesses.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

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