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City weighs request for water

Springfield City Council is considering a request to provide water and sewer services for Springfield Investment Company.

November 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Chamber preparing for annual Holiday Classic

Officials of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for this year's Holiday Classic Business and Craft Expo set for Sunday from noon-4:30 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Admission is free.

November 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


CWIB recognizes county for summer youth jobs support

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners was presented with a plaque in recognition of their support of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

November 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Suez service to begin making calls on port of Savannah

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced Monday at its board meeting that the Indamex service, covering the Indian sub-continent and Eastern Mediterranean, would add a new call at Savannah beginning next month.

November 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


3rd annual cotton meeting approaching

Plans are coming together for the Georgia Cotton Commission's 3rd Annual Meeting on Jan. 27 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, to be held in conjunction with the commission co-sponsored Georgia Cotton Production Workshop.

November 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Troopers probe fatal wreck in Springfield

Georgia State Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday night.

November 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon looks at $10.1M budget

Rincon City Council will have a first reading of its budget for fiscal year 2010 at its Nov. 23 meeting, with an anticipated budget of $10.1 million.

November 12, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


County commissioners trim, adopt millage rate

Property tax bills could be in Effingham County residents' hands by the end of the month after Effingham County commissioners adopted a millage rate Monday night.

November 12, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Alpha Battery thriving, surviving in Afghanistan

Conditions and duties are tough, but the men of Alpha Battery of the 118th Field Artillery Battalion are doing as well as can be expected, participants at Effingham County's Veterans Day observance learned.

November 12, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Living fun life in TV Land

I gotta admit it, I love watching "All in the Family" and "Sanford and Son." Honestly, you guys know it, and I've said it before, that is some of the dang funniest stuff on television. It is even funnier now that our culture has become so politically correct. How boring.

November 12, 2009 | Ellen Lambert Columnist | Local


Authorities on scene of accident

Springfield Police officers and Georgia State troopers are on the scene of a possible fatal accident on Highway 21 South in Springfield.

November 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Webb steps down at ECHS

Jack Webb's career at Effingham County High School ended with a victory.

November 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital pushes its expansion plans

Effingham Hospital Authority members are hoping to bridge a gap with county commissioners in an effort to win support for their expansion plans.

November 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


G-P pitches in for firefighters

The Rincon and Springfield volunteer fire departments are recipients of a 2009 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant.

November 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Health care bill passes House

A $2.1 trillion bill that would lead to a sweeping overhaul of America's health care system narrowly passed the U.S. House by a 220-215 vote late Saturday night.

November 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Weems retiring from Coastal Health Distirct

Dr. Lawton C. Davis, the current health director of the South Central Health District, has been named to replace Dr. Diane Z. Weems, who announced ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield aims to pull carts back from road

Springfield residents who leave their garbage carts out on the street a little too long could be facing a fine.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely stepping down from IDA

The longest continuous serving member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has relinquished his seat on the board.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield, DRT reach water agreement

A French company building a turpentine distilling plant and the city of Springfield have reached an agreement for water service to the facility.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Early voting ongoing in Superior Court judge race

Early voting for the July 26 runoff between Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race is under way.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon may deliver old post office to HES

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site could be getting a piece of Rincon to display soon.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA trimming its expenses in budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has put into a motion a budget for the current fiscal year that is smaller than the previous budget.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA putting capital improvement plan into motion

With the nearly 1,560 acres of the tract off Old River Road and Interstate 16 now back under its control, the Effingham Industrial Development ...

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen continues to recuperate after a lengthy surgery stemming from a June 26 wreck.

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lane closures on 21 expected with resurfacing

Motorists are advised to expect nighttime lane closures along Highway 21 from Patriot Drive in Rincon to just north of Highway 119 in Springfield as ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter: Radical terrorists, not gun laws, the problem

The U.S. needs to deal with radical Islamic fundamentalism instead of instituting restrictive gun laws, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Making friends at Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its annual Camp Buddy at Rincon Elementary School, with Chef Nick Mueller's usual visit to make pizzas and ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Getting churned on

The city of Guyton held its third annual ice cream social June 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. on the walking trail, with six churns ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Rincon OKs deal for inmate work crew

The city of Rincon has renewed its contract with Effingham County for an inmate work crew.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to spend $1M to replenish graders

With the heavy equipment needed to repair the county's dirt roads and ditches inoperable, Effingham County commissioners have committed to spend nearly $1 million ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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