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Firefighters battle Sand Hill blaze

More than 20 firefighters from the Effingham County and Rincon fire departments battled a fire that consumed a two-story house off Sand Hill Road on Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


New building allows Manna House to grow

As the need for Manna House grows, the ministry has grown, too.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA ponders access to Research Forest

With its plans for recreation in its sprawling Research Forest Tract in the nascent stages, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority wants input on those proposals - and it may ask for help in finding a way into its 2,600-acre holdings.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


It’s showtime for Guyton residents

Guyton residents looking for something to do may not have to go very far this summer.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looks to trim budget

Hoping to reduce the millage this year, Effingham County commissioners have asked department heads to make further cuts in their budget requests.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield takes a look at streetscapes

Springfield City Council members heard three possible plans for the streetscape project that is to be funded through a $300,000 transportation enhancement grant.

May 14, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cops urge drivers to buckle up

Derick Seckinger's words were short and succinct.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


One man killed in Thursday accident

A Kildare man was killed when a tractor trailer collided with his pickup Thursday evening.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Parkway’s impact to be huge

Effingham County will reap the benefits of Effingham Parkway many times over, says a study conducted by Georgia Southern University.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Nelons perform in Springfield to benefit Treutlen House

Chick-fil-A sponsored a concert by The Nelons at First Baptist Church of Springfield on Saturday night. There were more than 300 people at the show. The event raised $5,600 for the Treutlen House.

May 11, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County backs Springfield fireworks show request

Effingham County commissioners are hoping Springfield's Fourth of July show goes on.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Oxendine makes his pitch for governor’s seat

How government functions needs to change, John Oxendine told members of the Effingham County Republican Party, and he believes he's the best candidate to make that happen.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, Rincon agree to keep talks going

Effingham County commissioners and Rincon council members may be inching closer toward an agreement on water and sewer lines.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Explorers take their posts

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, the members of the Effingham County Explorers post poured out of the patrol deputies' cars and went right to work on the accident scene.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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


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


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


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