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Incumbents keep seats in Rincon

It was the incumbents' night at the polls as Mayor Ken Lee retained his seat along with current councilmen, Scott Morgan and Levi Scott.

November 05, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Purcell ‘delighted’ with victory

Surrounded by family members, friends and well-wishers Tuesday night, Ann Purcell anxiously awaited the numbers - any numbers - from her state House District 159 race.

November 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County set to adopt millage

Effingham County commissioners may adopt a 2009 millage rate at a special called meeting Monday.

November 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City tackles potholes problem

A Rincon public works team was busy early Thursday afternoon making temporary repairs to a group of potholes that have plagued drivers on Towne Park East since the summer.

November 05, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Northway wins handily

Jeff Northway is looking forward to his new job as mayor of Springfield after being elected Tuesday.

November 05, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Purcell wins handily

Ann Purcell greeted a room of jubilant supporters at the Mulberry Inn and thanked them for their support Tuesday night.

November 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


City looks to add to Giles Park

Fresh on the heels of the Oct. 25 dedication of Giles Park, Rincon City Council members voted Monday night to speed up plans for a second basketball court for the park.

November 02, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Springfield gets Bucket Brigade grant

The Springfield Fire Department has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade.

November 02, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Purcell, Tyler still on campaign trail

As voters in part of Effingham and Chatham counties head to the polls today to determine the next person to hold the state House District 159 seat, its two contestants are upbeat about their chances.

November 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Medicine makes return to Port Wentworth

It's been nearly 30 years since a family practitioner had an office in Port Wentworth.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


F.O.R.C.E. ready to tee it up for food drive

Local demand for family food assistance is at an all time high, according to Archie Jenkins, director of the Food OutReach Co-Op of Effingham.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State program to help with child care costs

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a new federally funded program called Temporary Child Care Assistance (TCCA) that will be operated under the state's Child Care Program.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Tackling childhood obesity

ATHENS - Georgia ranks as the third worst in the nation for overweight or obese children. That status has the attention of university researchers; government agencies; and health care, public health, philanthropic and community organizations from across Georgia who will convene in Atlanta in November to share findings and identify ways in which they can act together to address one of the worst public health concerns in the state - and the nation.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Team of specialists to boost expertise in state hospitals

ATLANTA - The state agency in charge of Georgia's psychiatric hospitals is bringing in more than two dozen clinicians, experts and trainers to dramatically boost the expertise available in those facilities.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


New Assessors Board members

November 02, 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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