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Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA to seek annexation for Research Forest parcel

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to ask Rincon to annex a portion of the Research Forest Tract, provided the city follows through on a set of stipulations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Moon River’s schedule gets the OK from IDA

The development schedule for a planned massive Effingham County movie production facility is finished and in the hands of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rincon rings in the holidays with parade

Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Restaurant to thank customers before closing doors

It will be customer appreciation day at Baibry's Wednesday, as its owners and staff thank its legion of loyal patrons.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


County, hospital work out agreement

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Major leaguer Reddick hopes foundation catches on

Even the T-shirts that were available Saturday showed how adept Josh Reddick is taking things, namely home runs, away. But the T-shirts, and the event at Crosswinds Golf Club, were all about the Oakland Athletics outfielder desire to give back to his community.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports


Nease to lead annual Rincon Christmas parade

For years, Gussie Nease helped put together parades in Rincon. Saturday morning, she will ride at the front of one.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rincon agrees to fee cut for Habitat project

Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, ECRP ready to move on master plan

Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A thanks delayed, but appreciated

His chest adorned with combat ribbons and medals, Lamar Crosby offered his gratitude to those who thanked Vietnam veterans, even if it was belated for nearly 40 years.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


IDA to review plans for Research Forest Tract

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will meet Thursday to discuss the Research Forest Tract.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State putting focus on bringing in film industry

Georgia won't be saying "cut" anytime soon to television and movie producers.

November 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Deal, GOP candidates pushing turnout

With early voting set to conclude Friday, and election polls to open Tuesday morning, Republican state office holders and seekers urged their supporters to cast their ballots - and to make sure they spread the message.

October 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


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Springfield adds more parking

Springfield City Council members addressed a long-standing goal at their Jan. 13 meeting.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police sets sights on acquiring second K-9

The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners still have questions on transportation resolution

Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to sign off on a resolution forged by a statewide legislative committee exploring ways to finance transportation improvements.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners OK new sheriff’s office

There are still a few items left to address, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is settled into its new home.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves recreation master plan

With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former mayor pleads guilty

A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


4-H teams to practice on Research Forest Tract land

The Effingham County 4-H shooting sports teams are going to have a home for the next year.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports


County honors champions

The Effingham County commisioners proclaimed Jan. 20 as "Effingham Champions Day-10U Jaguars Football," in honor of the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' 10-and-under football team that won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state title.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports


Reddick home run derby another smash hit

There were a lot of swings and some misses during the annual Josh Reddick Home Run Derby, held Saturday at Sand Hill Park. The Oakland Athletics outfielder and his Josh Reddick Foundation raise money for local recreation programs and facilities with the event.

January 20, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Guyton resident questions mayor, council

A Guyton resident brought up a series of concerns about how the city is being run - and how her issues are not being addressed - to the city council.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

Though he was speaking to a room populated mostly with adults, Pace Goodway's message Monday morning applied to young people - and to the older folks gathered in the Effingham County administrative complex.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


State high court upholds Griffin verdict, life sentence

The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 2010 murder conviction of an Effingham County man will stand.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Waugh indicted for June fatal crash

An Effingham County grand jury has indicted a man accused of a causing the death of a 4-year-old boy in a June traffic wreck.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Alexander named chief in Pembroke

It hasn't taken long - and he didn't have to go far - for Randy Alexander to find a new job.

January 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners balk at accepting new ECSO headquarters

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and staff have moved back into their renovated building - but no one is ready to hand over a certificate saying the administrative complex.

January 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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