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Sheriff’s office happy under one good roof

The various arms of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are now under one roof - and just as happy as Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie appears to be for that, he's also happy to have them under a roof and in a building that won't be as much of a problem.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Moon River completes deal with Fonu2

The reorganization of Moon River Studios is now complete, CEO Jake Shapiro said Tuesday afternoon, as its lease on its Effingham County property has been acquired by a new investor.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Tanksley to bring long career to a close in April

After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.

February 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


I-95/21 interchange bid could be awarded this summer

Effingham County's transportation ills could be getting a little bit of remedy, starting this spring.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham Day at the Capitol

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual Effingham Day at the Capitol drew another large contingent.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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


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It was no accident

As Adam Cochran introduced himself to hundreds of Effingham County High School students last Thursday, he included another description:

April 21, 2015 | By Pat Donahue Paul Floeckher | Education


Springfield, county fire make plans to join forces

A deal that would consolidate the Effingham County and Springfield fire departments could be resolved in a matter of weeks, following a workshop last Wednesday between county commissioners, Springfield City Council and staff from both bodies.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


What’s that noise?

Rincon soon may have new tornado sirens up and active, just in time for tornado season.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mars Theatre fast becoming a marquee attraction

The first year for the Mars Theatre has been boffo, Springfield director of cultural affairs Tommy Deadwyler said.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Former chairman Webb thanked for his service to Effingham IDA

Dennis Webb returned to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority to receive the board's gratitude.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber prepares for second annual job fair

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its second job fair.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Amid fanfare, Tanger Outlets open to throng of shoppers

With confetti raining down among the mist Thursday morning, the Tanger Outlet Center in Pooler opened to cheers, fanfare and television stars.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rincon may sell first Charger to Guyton

The Rincon Police Department is going to help the Guyton force add to its fleet.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to support public library branch

Rincon City Council has agreed to support the Effingham County library system, committing $12,000 it had set aside in its fiscal year 2015 budget.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trip down Savannah River more than a pleasure cruise for trio

A five-week trip was more than a pleasure cruise for Joanne Steele, her son Jesse and their friend Bob Brooksher.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT recommends traffic beacon for 17/Marlow

The intersection of Highway 17 and Marlow Road may be in line for an upgrade that could augment safety at the crossing.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon tops for families in state

NerdWallet's survey results are cool with Rincon.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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