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Tragedy grips ECHS again

For the third time in less than a year, hundreds of friends and family gathered in the Effingham County High School gym Wednesday night to mourn another student's passing.

April 21, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local


County to wait on test results for ash roads

Effingham County commissioners are awaiting results of tests on materials before deciding on how best to repair one of the county's worst ash roads.

April 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Taking the oath

Gary Weitman takes the oath of office from Judge Ed Reddick before taking his seat on the Springfield City Council. Weitman is assuming the remainder of the term vacated by Max Neidlinger, who resigned in February.

April 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS student victim in accident

An Effingham County teenager who was killed in an crash last night has been identified as Joshua Stafford, 18, of Guyton. Stafford, a senior at Effingham County High School, was the front seat passenger inside a Honda Civic which was being driven by Wade Hall, 18, of Guyton. Hall sustained serious injuries and was air lifted to Memorial Medical University Medical Center where he remains.

April 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Treutlen comes home

How, when and where he died remains a mystery. For the next two years, though, the official state portrait of one of Effingham County's most celebrated residents will hang in the grand courtroom of the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

April 18, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield gets set for 4th fireworks

The city of Springfield is making plans for one of the highlights of the summer.

April 18, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Update for farmers market directory begins

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is opening the updating process for the USDA National Farmers Market Directory, the official count of the nation's farmers markets. For the first time this year, the directory will track farmers markets with multiple locations and operating days.

April 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Police joins the social media age

The Rincon Police Department is joining the social media ranks - and it's looking for some new friends.

April 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets minimum for conservation use assessment

Effingham County commissioners have unanimously approved setting a minimum number of acres landowners can set aside in a conservation use assessment.

April 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Individual tax returns, payments due Monday

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who have not yet filed their 2010 tax returns that individual returns and payments are due Monday.

April 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


DOT launching improved NaviGAtor

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Transportation, home of one of the most popular, heavily used real-time traveler information systems in the country, today unveiled the next generation of Georgia NaviGAtor 511. The new system brings new features and, through a public-private partnership, new sponsors, allowing the Department and its 511 provider, Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc., an Iteris company, to operate and maintain the system at no cost to Georgia taxpayers.

April 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


County hopes fee cut spurs growth

Effingham County commissioners are proposing to amend their impact fee ordinance in an effort to kick-start a flagging development and building sector.

April 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to get use out of old buses

Effingham County's Public Safety Department is going to put two old school buses to use for a mobile command post.

April 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Storm leads to extensive cleanup

Cleanup from a powerful storm that swept through Effingham County just before dawn Tuesday morning got under way quickly.

April 07, 2011 | By Calli Arnold and Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge denies Northway’s motion to dismiss

An Effingham County Superior Court judge has denied Springfield Mayor Jeff Northway's motion to dismiss an action brought by four city council members seeking his removal.

April 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Mayor updates Exchange Club on Rincon happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee overflowed with information during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting. He gushed so much that he apologized for ...

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


SEMS students get dose of reality

GUYTON - On Feb. 14, eighth graders at South Effingham Middle School got a taste of the real world. The students participated in the annual Reality ...

February 19, 2018 | | Local


Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT offers a path to independence

RINCON - Ready2CONNECT (R2C) offers tools to help people become financially independent.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Home invasion reported

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred Friday afternoon.

February 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Mustangs' season ends

South Effingham's girls were ousted from the Class AAAAA state tournament Friday. They fell 83-16 at Region 1-AAAAA champion Harris County.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson handcuffs Mustangs to spark Rebels to series win

GUYTON -- Right-hander Ethan Johnson went the distance on the mound Friday night to lead Effingham County to a 2-0 baseball victory over South Effingham.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Zielicke new United Way executive director

RINCON - Maybe it's in her DNA.

February 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County rallies to tie season-opening baseball series

GUYTON -- The ability to bounce back helped Effingham County set up a rubber game in their season-opening baseball series against South Effingham.

February 15, 2018 | | Local


Hildebrandt, Lady Rebels slip past Lady Mustangs

GUYTON -- Despite an abundance of early misfires Thursday afternoon, the Effingham County Lady Rebels hit their ultimate target -- a soccer victory over county rival South ...

February 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs blank Rebels in boys soccer

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs jumped to an early lead and trotted to the finish line ahead of the Effingham County Rebels in a boys ...

February 15, 2018 | Staff report | Local


Multi-agency probe turns up evidence of credit card fraud

SPRINGFIELD -- Just before 5 a.m. Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, along with numerous assisting agencies, served five search warrants in Effingham County ...

February 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs rally past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD - "Small ball" worked in a big way for the South Effingham Mustangs on Wednesday.

February 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Scholarship auction set March 22

The Lloyd Arnsdorff Young Farms Scholarship Auction is slated March 22 at 6 p.m. in the Effingham County High School cafeteria.

February 14, 2018 | Staff report | Local


South Effingham girls trample Windsor Forest

South Effingham's girls soccer team toppled Windsor Forest 4-1 in Savannah on Tuesday.

February 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Democrat chairman announces qualifying instructions

Tony Chiariello, chairperson of the Effingham County Democratic Committee, has announced that prospective Democrat candidates for the May 22 partisan elections in Effingham County must ...

February 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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