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Lawmakers, residents to ask for independent river tests

State lawmakers and some residents along the troubled Ogeechee River will put their names on a letter, asking the state Environmental Protection Division to mandate a Screven County plant use independent testing on its discharge into the river.

October 06, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

A night for stars

After confidently predicting victory, Adam Kobek delivered on the dance floor Saturday night.

October 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield to seek grant for reuse water

Springfield is taking its first furtive steps toward adding a reuse water system to its wastewater treatment plant.

October 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Neighborhood prepares for another busy Halloween

With an assemblage permit from the county in hand, the residents of Royal Oaks subdivision are planning their annual Halloween celebration.

October 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Georgia soldiers teach seed germination to Afghans

WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan-The Georgia Agribusiness Development Team continued working toward building the economy in Wardak province with a seed germination class at the Director of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock compound in Maiden Shahr district Sept. 21.

October 03, 2011 | By Sgt. Brian P. Glass U.S. Army Sergeant Task Force pPatriot PAO | Local

Dancing the night away

Quick, quick, slow; quick, quick, slow. 5-6-7-8.

September 30, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local

Another tragedy strikes school

Effingham County High School staff, students and administration are coming to grips with the death of another student from an automobile accident.

September 30, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

City welcomes grant

The long-awaited grant is in the city of Springfield's hands.

September 30, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

ECSO unveils social media platforms

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has launched a social media program. The social media plan includes a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

City finishes cleanup from storms

Rincon firefighters, public works crews and residents were busy Sunday night and Monday cleaning up the debris and the damage from a sudden, powerful storm that swept through the area Sunday afternoon.

September 30, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Effingham receives food, shelter set-aside funds

Effingham County has been awarded federal funds under phase 29 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program State Set-Aside.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Courthouse sets a standard

The Effingham County Historic Courthouse received a long-awaited award Monday afternoon, sealing local leaders' commitment to preserving the past with an eye toward the future.

September 26, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local

Alcohol changes move closer to a vote

Effingham County commissioners have approved the first reading of two ordinances that could allow voters to approve Sunday package sales of beer and wine and to pave the way for Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink.

September 26, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Plant’s penalty not enough, say Riverkeeper, supporters

BLITCHTON-Citizens who live along or near the Ogeechee River were urged not to give up the fight and continue to take their plight through legal channels and elected officials.

September 26, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Historic Courthouse to receive LEED plaque

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners will be holding a LEED Plaque Presentation Ceremony on Monday. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the newly rehabilitated Historic Effingham County Courthouse.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

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Effingham County graduates sent off

SPRINGFIELD -- A faculty member extends a high five to Valedictorian Megan Marie Deyhle as Deyhle returns to her seat following Friday's 2018 Effingham County ...

May 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

E-911 keeping up with technology

SPRINGFIELD - One of the best is about to get better.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County Fire & Rescue staying ahead of growth

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Fire & Rescue won't be overcome by Effingham County's smoking growth patterns.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

EMS staff teeming with experience

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulances are packed with something besides lifesaving equipment.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

New EMS equipment has alreaday saved lives

SPRINGFIELD - Even the best medical hands need help occasionally.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Guyton Police Department aims to be visible, helpful

GUYTON - The long arm of the law in this little town is always reaching out.

May 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Sheriff's Office 'front and center'

SPRINGFIELD -- When a military C-130 crashed on Hwy 21 in Port Wentworth on May 2, it was Effingham County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer ...

May 24, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local

Springfield officers maintain community connections

SPRINGFIELD - Even though they never know what they are going to encounter on a daily basis, Springfield police officers never change their approach.

May 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Partnership key to keeping residents safe

SPRINGFIELD -- Efingham Emergency Management Agency (EEMA) has been buffeted on all sides recently.

May 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Unofficial election results from key Effingham County races


May 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

McClure to lead Effingham County girls basketball team

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County recently added Patrick McClure to its coaching staff.

May 22, 2018 | | Local

Mustang musicians marching into college with scholarships

GUYTON - Eleven South Effingham band members concluded their high school careers with a collegiate crescendo Thursday.

May 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham turns to Bowdon's Eubanks

GUYTON -- Todd Eubanks pounced on the opportunity to become South Effingham's head baseball coach.

May 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Metter's Johnson snags extra job with Effingham County baseball

SPRINGFIELD -- Chris Johnson has turned quite a double play.

May 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County IDA zeroing in on Savannah's Herndon

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Industrial Development Authoriy on Sunday named Savannah's Brandt Herndon as the finalist for its CEO opening.

May 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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