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The Nelons to perform for fundraiser

Award-winning Gospel group The Nelons will perform at First Baptist Church of Springfield on Saturday at 7 p.m., with the proceeds of the concert going toward the Treutlen House.

May 04, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Residents grapple with power surge

Georgia Power crews are combing through a subdivision after several residents reported problems Monday morning.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County readies comprehensive plan for state approval

After months and nearly years of work, the Effingham County comprehensive plan is finally complete.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County, city to try to resolve service delivery issues

With a June 30 deadline approaching, representatives from Effingham County and the municipalities hope they can iron out a service delivery strategy.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon OKs summer food program

Rincon will take part in the summer Feed-a-Kid program after Mayor Ken Lee, in a rare move, was forced to cast a tie-breaking vote.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

OSHA investigating death at EFACEC plant

Federal investigators have begun looking into the workplace death of a Rincon man Wednesday morning.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Blandford, McCall crossing open

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Worker killed at EFACEC plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the death of a worker Wednesday morning at the EFACEC plant under construction at the Effingham Industrial Park.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham economy still holding its own

The economic picture is gloomy but it isn't as dire as widely thought, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Firm gets go-ahead for old courthouse work

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead to a group for the renovations at the historic Effingham Courthouse.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Planned power outages to continue

Residents in and around the Ebenezer area and in the northern part of Rincon will experience planned power outages over the next few days as Georgia Power upgrades its distribution in that area.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Park could be a boon for IDA’s tract

Casting an eye toward the future of the Research Forest Tract, Effingham Industrial Development Authority learned Thursday what it will take to transform some of that land into a huge recreational area.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Effingham’s Habitat chapter wants to work with Springfield

Jimmy Rutland and George Groce of Habitat for Humanity are hoping to partner with Springfield on providing affordable quality housing in the city.

April 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Work speeding along on EFACEC plant

Its grants in hand for needed improvements, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is amazed at how quickly the EFACEC plant is coming together.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

IDA may turn state road aid over to county

The refrain didn't change for the Effingham County transportation committee.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local

ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local

AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local

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

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

Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local

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

Democrats choose committee members

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local

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

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