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Friday | The Coastal Courier

Pets cause problems between people

Recent reports filed at the Hinesville Police Department include: Aug. 22 Theft by shoplifting - An officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a "combative subject" who was detained for shoplifting.

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Related Topix: Hinesville, GA, Liberty County, GA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Friday | Effingham Herald

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."

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

Friday | Effingham Herald

Community connecting for a cause

Thank you to everyone for making the third annual United Way Back-to-School Blowout a successful event.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Effingham Herald

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.

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

Effingham Herald

Fanning pleads guilty, awaits completion of sentencing

An Effingham County man who was charged with sexually abusing a minor and videotaping the incident has pled guilty to one count of sexual exploitation.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

New York Daily News

Ga. siblings had sex after watching 'The Notebook': police

Christopher Buckner, 20, and her brother, Timothy Savoy, 25, were arrested early Tuesday walking down a highway in Effingham County, Georgia.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, The Notebook, Guyton, GA, Jackson, GA, Butts County, GA

The Raw Story

Georgia brother and sister arrested for having sex in church parking lot

A brother and sister were arrested in Effingham County, Georgia for having sex in a semi truck parked in a church parking lot across the street from a high school.

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Related Topix: Guyton, GA, Jackson, GA, Butts County, GA

SavannahNow

Expect heavy police presence on Savannah roadways for Labor Day weekend

As the last big holiday weekend of the summer gets underway, police across the Coastal Empire will be ramping up patrols on Savannah area streets and highways.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

New evidence against man charged with shooting at ECSO deputies

For the first time we are hearing from neighbors about what happened that night as well as new evidence that prosecutors have in the case.

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SavannahNow

Guyton man pleads guilty in sex case involving 14-year-old cousin

A mentally challenged Guyton man pleaded guilty today to sexual exploitation of children in a case involving his 14-year-old cousin.

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Related Topix: Guyton, GA

Connect Savannah

Medient is now Moon River Studios

The financially troubled Medient Studios, Inc., hailed not long ago as a game-changing economic engine for Effingham County and the Savannah area film community, announces not only a "1 for 1,000 reverse stock split of the Company's issued and outstanding common and preferred stock," but a name change to "Moon River Studios, Inc." In 2013, the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

Man who shot at ECSO deputies expected in court

Eric Ramon Harrison, 41, was arrested on June 8 when Effingham County sheriff's deputies responded to a house on Raccoon Drive on a report of a domestic disturbance involving a man with a gun.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

SavannahNow

Brother and sister arrested for incest in Effingham

A brother and sister were arrested this morning in Effingham County and accused of having sex with each other in a tractor trailer parked at a church.

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Related Topix: Guyton, GA, Jackson, GA, Butts County, GA

Effingham Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Rincon, GA

SavannahNow

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.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA, Port Wentworth, GA, Rincon, GA, Whitemarsh Island, GA

SavannahNow

Guyton Police: Stolen steaks; shots fired

July 2: Someone was staying in a vacant house on Anderson Avenue. The owner said the house did not have water or power.

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Related Topix: Guyton, GA, Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA, Brooklet, GA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Effingham Herald

Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Cheryl Hargrove, state regional tourism manager for The Coast, talks to Effingham community leaders about how to take advantage of tourism opportunities.

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Effingham Herald

Sand Hill Flea boys honored

Effingham County commissioners proclaimed Aug. 19 as Effingham Champions Day and read a proclamation honoring the Sand Hill Flea boys for their second-place finish at the Georgia Recreation and Park Association state championship in Cordele last month.

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Effingham Herald

Work on parkway could start in 2017

The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway.

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Related Topix: Pooler, GA, Chatham County, GA

Effingham Herald

Leaders look for ways to get the word out

Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

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Related Topix: Pooler, GA, Chatham County, GA, Savannah, GA, Guyton, GA

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