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Effingham County Police Department

Voters in Effingham County will decide whether or not to establish a countywide police department. Contrary to what some have been saying, they cannot do away with the office of sheriff, but could shift primary patrol responsibility from sheriff's deputies to county police.
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  • Memorial Day brings showers, possible thunderstorms

    Memorial Day brings showers, possible thunderstorms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:50:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Deep, tropical moisture on the east side of Tropical Cyclone Alberto will spread into the region later Sunday and linger into the middle of next week, resulting in unsettled weather. 

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    Deep, tropical moisture on the east side of Tropical Cyclone Alberto will spread into the region later Sunday and linger into the middle of next week, resulting in unsettled weather. 

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  • Tropical Update: Alberto sending bands of rain to the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

    Tropical Update: Alberto sending bands of rain to the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:42:14 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Moisture from Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto will surge into the southeastern United States over the next 24-hours; widespread wet weather is likely Sunday into Monday.

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    Moisture from Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto will surge into the southeastern United States over the next 24-hours; widespread wet weather is likely Sunday into Monday.

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  • Savannah law enforcement patrolling land and water over holiday weekend

    Savannah law enforcement patrolling land and water over holiday weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:19:46 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    Memorial Day weekend is in full effect, which means that law enforcement is out in full force. The Department of Natural Resources is also stressing safety throughout the weekend.  Officers say that they'll be cracking down on the usual charges, such as those not wearing seatbelts, or drinking and driving. But they are also on the hunt for anyone who is distracted while driving.  "Well I checked the jail when I left a few minutes ago and we have openings," s...More >>
    Memorial Day weekend is in full effect, which means that law enforcement is out in full force. The Department of Natural Resources is also stressing safety throughout the weekend.  Officers say that they'll be cracking down on the usual charges, such as those not wearing seatbelts, or drinking and driving. But they are also on the hunt for anyone who is distracted while driving.  "Well I checked the jail when I left a few minutes ago and we have openings," s...More >>
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