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Some changes for Olde Effingham Days

For the sixth year, the Olde Effingham Days Festival is upon us. The event is set for April 15-16 in Springfield between the new and old courthouses and the Living History Site.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Dateline to focus on Heidt trial

Dateline, one of NBC's newsmagazine programs, will devote two hours to the murder trial of Craig Heidt and its aftermath tonight.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


City, church finalize traffic safety plan

Rincon City Council members and First Baptist Church of Rincon representatives have agreed to a series of changes to the roads around the church campus that are expected to improve safety greatly.

March 31, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County’s population officially tops 50K mark

That Effingham County's population has been growing is no mystery. By how much, though, wasn't known until the Census figures were revealed.

March 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves jail agreement

Effingham County commissioners have approved a twice-tabled jail agreement with the three municipalities.

March 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Steering the road funding plan

As a former economic developer, Allen Burns equates transportation as jobs. As executive director of the Coastal Regional Commission, he sees the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 as an avenue for economic growth.

March 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Attorney has a few questions for city council

Springfield City Council members may take up the matter of who leaked information about a potential legal action against the city.

March 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Georgia PSC gets briefing on Japan reactors

Several members of the Georgia Public Service Commission received a briefing from Georgia Power Company officials on the nuclear reactor incident in Japan. The commissioners received details about the incident in Japan at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and about the integrity and design of the nuclear power reactors operated by Georgia Power and Southern Company near Waynesboro and Baxley.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


DDS to offer limited service Saturday

The Georgia Department of Driver Services urges customers to plan ahead. On Saturday, DDS will offer limited driver licensing services due a scheduled upgrade of a national database used to verify driver's license information.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


County gets recycling pitch

Curbside recycling could be coming to Effingham County, if county commissioners go forward with a proposal from Republic Waste and Recyclebank.

March 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA weighs strategic plan, report

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will work on a strategic plan that they hope will do more than give the IDA a guide to follow.

March 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Prospect activity warming up for IDA

Business has been beyond steady for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, CEO John Henry said.

March 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


McKinney named honorary chair of Taxpayer Receipt effort

LYONS-Ray McKinney of Lyons, the 2010 Republican nominee for Georgia's 12th District congressional seat, has been named honorary chairman of One Nation PAC's grassroots initiative to pass the Taxpayer Receipt Act.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners vote to censure chairman

Effingham County commissioners opted to censure commission Chairman Dusty Zeigler, rather than ask for his resignation, after a lengthy ethics hearing Tuesday night.

March 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DoT to help out on Old Augusta Rd.

Effingham County has reached another benchmark in beginning work on phase 2A of Old Augusta Road.

March 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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


57-0! Gant completes perfect wrestling season

SPRINGFIELD - Zebrandon Gant is finally a state champion.

February 13, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Effingham County NAACP remains viable, valuable

SPRINGFIELD - Five decades after taking its first step, the Effingham County branch of the NAACP is still marching forward in its quest for political, educational ...

February 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Relieved Taylor gets her chance at East Georgia College

SPRINGFIELD - Taylor Morgan can breathe a sigh of relief.

February 13, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


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