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County ends relationship with OMI

Starting July 1, Effingham County's public works and roads department will be a county function.

May 20, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Veterans Park set for Memorial Day ceremony

The annual Memorial Day program at the Veterans Park is set for Memorial Day afternoon at 6 p.m. The program will again recognize by name all those who have given their life in combat, beginning with the Revolutionary War.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County, cities dive into SPLOST work

With a lengthy list of hoped-for projects in front of them, officials from Effingham County and the three municipalities agreed to forge ahead with another round of special purpose local option sales tax.

May 20, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hurricane season about to start

ATLANTA-Hurricane season begins June 1, and Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies annually to be sure they have adequate coverage.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


STC class to honor fallen Bryan deputy

SAVANNAH – The fourth cohort of Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy students will hold its completion ceremony Tuesday in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Rd.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Burns, Purcell back Smith for GOP bid

State Reps. Jon Burns (R-Newington) and Ann Purcell (R-Rincon) have endorsed Congressional candidate Carl Smith.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Loper endorses Olens

Effingham County commissioner Reggie Loper has endorsed former Cobb County Commission Chairman Sam Olens in his bid to become state attorney general.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County weighing OMI contract

Effingham County commissioners will decide on a renewal of the contract with OMI at their meeting this afternoon.

May 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon man survives small plane crash

A Rincon man suffered minor injuries after his experimental plane had an emergency landing Saturday afternoon in northern Effingham County.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


City, county working on park promenade

Springfield City Council has made three appointments to a committee that will work with county representatives on a planned park promenade in downtown Springfield.

May 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to shoot for 4-10 week

Effingham County commissioners are pushing forward to go to a four-day, 10-hour work week for county employees.

May 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Budget cuts force new chapter for library

Effingham County commissioners are trimming their financial support for the Live Oak Public Library System and want to consolidate the library's services.

May 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO seeks help in finding theft suspects

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance with identifying suspects who have been involved in thefts from area doctors' offices.

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Disaster plan prepares hospital for emergencies

On a seemingly splendid late spring day, Effingham Hospital and Care Center made its preparations for a hurricane.

May 13, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City looks to save its old post office

Rincon City Council has discussed taking the first steps to refurbish the city's old post office building.

May 13, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


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Effingham Retired Educators conduct Spring Book Distribution

Several members of the local REA unit recently met at the Board of Education book warehouse and participated in the selection of titles for groups ...

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Faith Equestrian receives 2017 President's Award at LDSS Night of Champions

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton was recognized by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at their "Night of Champions" on May 11.

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Brad Carr named Executive Director of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Springfield – The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Brad Carr will be taking over as Executive Director effective May 15.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 48th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

Each year, the week before Memorial Day is highlighted by one of Effingham County's largest events that is dedicated to honoring our nation's ...

May 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


First ever 'Unity in the Community' event a hit in Guyton

On Saturday morning, members of the Guyton community met with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and deputies of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department in the first ...

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham residents protest wastewater plan

Concerned and informed members of the community attended a public hearing Wednesday night regarding the DRT America Plant in Springfield and the current status of ...

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

The South Effingham High School NJROTC was recently designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2016-2017 school year by the Naval Service Training ...

May 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia participating in Summer Food Service Program

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Tax Assessors announce Assessment Notices appeal due June 19

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Tech to offer Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit Program

RINCON - In partnership with Effingham and Bryan County regional manufacturing partners, Savannah Technical College will offer the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of Credit ...

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS, SEHS seniors celebrate College Acceptance Day

On May 2, graduating seniors from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School celebrating College Acceptance Day by coming to school dressed in ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Zack Norton honored by ECSD deputies

One of Effingham County's strongest and bravest citizens, Zack Norton, was honored recently by an equally strong and brave group of Effingham County Sheriff ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Quick-thinking kids learn about safety

Effingham County second grade students gathered in the gymnasium of Ebenezer Middle School Thursday to put their knowledge on safety to the test at the ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

An Effingham County family of three recently added a few members to the family - seven, to be exact - as their adoption of the "Super Seven ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Meeting on DRT America to be Wednesday night

A public hearing regarding DRT America and the potential hazard it could cause to Ebenezer Creek will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at ...

May 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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