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City ready for fireworks show

The show will go on Saturday night in Springfield.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State awards $2.95M grant for project

The state made good on its promise of a massive grant that helped lure EFACEC to Effingham County.

June 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners weigh bigger millage rate cut

The millage rate cut Effingham County commissioners are proposing could become a little larger.

June 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


With seat open, IDA wants to avoid a big turnover on its board

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has a seat to fill - and wants some answers on making sure that they don't have to fill out the majority of the board.

June 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State: Take advantage of National HIV Testing Day

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health urges citizens across Georgia to get tested for HIV on June 27, National HIV Testing Day (NHTD).

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Riverkeeper announces new mercury initiative

MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville. More than 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GSU workshop to focus on career growth skills

Career-growth skills from resume-writing to keeping your new job are the focus of Georgia Southern University workshops in Savannah and Statesboro this summer.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Lions Club steps up for soldiers

Thanks to the Rincon Lions Club, local soldiers will be able to call home to their families. The Rincon Lions Club donated $1,000 to the Phone Cards for Soldiers campaign. The Veterans Park of Effingham board of directors is raising funds to purchase telephone cards for members of the local National Guard unit, Alpha Battery, now deployed in Afghanistan. With this donation, each of the 100 members deployed will receive at least one $10 phone card. Donations can be mailed to: Veterans Park, P.O. Box 1078, Springfield, GA 31329. For information, call Ruth Lee at 754-6730.

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


IDA pares budget for next fiscal year

Anticipating a drop in property tax revenues, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is paring its budget.

June 18, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECRP loses its 'rock'

Jacan Brown had friends across the county and across the state she had never met.

June 18, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Initial work on old courthouse set to begin

Work on renovating the historic Effingham County Courthouse is expected to begin soon, after county commissioners gave the go-ahead for selective demolition and exploration of the building.

June 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Military working dogs create paws and effect

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - It can be a terrifying thing to see a dog streaking toward you across a field, fast and low to the ground, lips peeled back from a mouth filled with huge white teeth. But for the son of a Rincon couple, all he can think about, as the 80-pound animal leaps toward his arm, is making sure the dog gets a good bite.

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County to get a better look at itself through LIDAR

A closer, clearer look at Effingham County could help more readily determine flood zones in the near future.

June 15, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes underpass top priority

The Springfield City Council has voted to present the underpass project as the sole transportation priority of the city.

June 15, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


EFACEC helps state earn Silver Shovel award

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue welcomed the news that Georgia won a Silver Shovel award from Area Development magazine, a key recognition of the state's business-friendly policies by a respected economic development publication. Georgia was one of 11 states honored by the magazine.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Rec complex master plan could be done soon

Effingham County commissioners and recreation officials could get drawings in two weeks of what their proposed large central complex may look like.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Repaving, restriping set to start soon on county roads

Repaving and restriping on some of Effingham County's most difficult roads is expected to commence soon, after commissioners approved bids for work at their June 23 meeting.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Settlement reached in 2010 suit against county

Effingham County commissioners voted last Tuesday to approve a settlement in a nearly five-year-old lawsuit.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Fire chief’s traffic case moved to Chatham state court

The traffic violations case for the Rincon fire chief is being moved to Chatham County state court.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


165th Airlift Wing to deploy to Persian Gulf

The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard will begin a deployment today to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in the Persian Gulf region to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


BOE approves budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes teacher pay raises, increased pay for non-certified personnel, additional assistant principals at each middle school and one additional band teacher for each of the system's three middle schools.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham IDA passes slightly smaller budget for coming fiscal year

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved a fiscal year 2016 budget that is a reduction from its current spending plan.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon woman killed in Monday crash

An Effingham County woman died Monday night following a crash on I-16.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sunday crash outside Savannah sends several Effingham residents to hospital

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's major accident investigation team continues to look into a crash Sunday night that sent several Effingham County residents to the hospital.

June 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


With the heat on, Georgia Power offers tips to keep cool

As sustained high temperatures in Georgia drive energy use up, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Mayor says regional approach best method to fight for bases

A group of leaders in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry is trying to make sure the federal government doesn't derail one of the area's most powerful economic engines.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Visitors from across the state to descend on Mars

The Mars Theatre is preparing to welcome visitors from around the state.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State to expand efforts for highway safety

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Ramp work to affect I-16/I-95 interchange

A slow-moving concrete grinning operation this weekend will affect traffic for the eastbound Interstate 16 Exit 57A ramp and southbound Interstate 95 Exit 99A ramp.

June 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Owners to close Ebenezer Landing

For more than a century, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and others have been putting their crafts into the water at Ebenezer Landing. But that has come to an end.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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