Stories by DeAnn Komanecky

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Appeals court hears Ga. pothole case

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by an Effingham County judge in a lawsuit over a pothole.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ga. county sees record $4 million verdict

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- An Effingham County State Court jury has awarded $4 million to a Maryland man in the largest verdict in that court's history.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Fiery wreck kills 3 brothers near Savannah

GUYTON, Ga. -- A Georgia family has lost three sons in a horrific crash on Georgia Highway 17 in Effingham County.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Ga. judge gives dog a lawyer

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- A Superior Court judge has appointed an attorney for an Effingham County pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old boy.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ga. man kills cousin with shovel, cops say

CLYO, Ga. -- A Savannah area man man has been arrested in the beating death of his cousin. Darrell Lovett, 51, was arrested on murder charges Wednesday.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ga. cops can't believe man survived wreck

BLOOMINGDALE, Ga. -- Effingham County Sheriff’s Office officials say a Bloomingdale man involved in a weekend accident is lucky to be alive.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011

Judge removes Georgia mayor from office

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — An Effingham County Superior Court judge has removed first-term Mayor Jeff Northway from office.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Customer foils Guyton convenience store holdup

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - A Guyton man who reportedly robbed a convenience store on U.S. 80 in Eden at knifepoint Monday evening was tackled by a customer and held until law enforcement arrived.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010

Mother of dead Ga. toddler convicted

SPRINGFIELD, Ga.  - The mother of a Springfield toddler who was killed last year at the hands of the woman's live-in boyfriend has been convicted.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010

Child's death gets Ga. man life sentence

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - A Guyton man convicted last month in the 2009 beating death of a 2-year-old child has been sentenced to life without parole plus 20 years.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010

Family murders play out in Ga. courtroom

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- It was a tale filled with age-old sins like lust, greed and betrayal soon would be revealed. And a family's eldest son would be at the center of it all.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Friday, Dec. 10, 2010

Ga. man guilty of slaying father, brother

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - Effingham County jurors took close to six hours to find Craig Heidt guilty in the shotgun slayings of his father, Philip Martin Heidt, and brother Carey Albert Heidt.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

Savannah area developer faces kid porn charge

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- A managing partner of a local subdivision development involved in a lawsuit against Effingham County has been arrested in Florida on charges related to sexually explicit ...
By DeAnn Komanecky

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010

Two injured in south Ga. plane crash

The crash of a single-engine airplane during take-off at a private airport in Effingham County sent two men to Memorial University Medical Center.
By DeAnn Komanecky

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

Ga. mystery suspects sent back to Russia

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Three men arrested early Sept. 5 near Georgia Power's Plant McIntosh on Old Augusta Road will be leaving the country, Lawrence Greene of the FBI said Tuesday
By DeAnn Komanecky

Friday, Jan. 1, 2010

Friday, June 19, 2009

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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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