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Springfield's call for fireworks help answered

Springfield's annual Fourth of July fireworks show will go on as planned.

May 25, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


World War II vets, Alpha Battery to be honored

The annual Memorial Day program at the Veterans Park will pay special tribute to the veterans of World War II and to the members of the Alpha Battery, now deployed in Afghanistan. The program will feature special patriotic music presented by the choir of the Springfield United Methodist Church.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Firefighters battle Sand Hill blaze

More than 20 firefighters from the Effingham County and Rincon fire departments battled a fire that consumed a two-story house off Sand Hill Road on Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


New building allows Manna House to grow

As the need for Manna House grows, the ministry has grown, too.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA ponders access to Research Forest

With its plans for recreation in its sprawling Research Forest Tract in the nascent stages, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority wants input on those proposals - and it may ask for help in finding a way into its 2,600-acre holdings.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


It’s showtime for Guyton residents

Guyton residents looking for something to do may not have to go very far this summer.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looks to trim budget

Hoping to reduce the millage this year, Effingham County commissioners have asked department heads to make further cuts in their budget requests.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield takes a look at streetscapes

Springfield City Council members heard three possible plans for the streetscape project that is to be funded through a $300,000 transportation enhancement grant.

May 14, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cops urge drivers to buckle up

Derick Seckinger's words were short and succinct.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


One man killed in Thursday accident

A Kildare man was killed when a tractor trailer collided with his pickup Thursday evening.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Parkway’s impact to be huge

Effingham County will reap the benefits of Effingham Parkway many times over, says a study conducted by Georgia Southern University.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Nelons perform in Springfield to benefit Treutlen House

Chick-fil-A sponsored a concert by The Nelons at First Baptist Church of Springfield on Saturday night. There were more than 300 people at the show. The event raised $5,600 for the Treutlen House.

May 11, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County backs Springfield fireworks show request

Effingham County commissioners are hoping Springfield's Fourth of July show goes on.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Oxendine makes his pitch for governor’s seat

How government functions needs to change, John Oxendine told members of the Effingham County Republican Party, and he believes he's the best candidate to make that happen.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, Rincon agree to keep talks going

Effingham County commissioners and Rincon council members may be inching closer toward an agreement on water and sewer lines.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Building trust

Local law enforcement needs the help of the citizens it serves, and the community also needs to be able to trust the officers, authorities said Thursday night.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County says no to survey for pipeline route

A controversial pipeline project won't be getting permission to access county property for a survey.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Memorial fund set up for nursing students killed in wreck

The Georgia Southern School of Nursing Students' Memorial Fund has been established to honor the five nursing students who tragically lost their lives Wednesday morning. Visitwww.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/memorial to make a gift to the fund.

April 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Packed house blasts pipeline proposal

RICHMOND HILL-Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at Tuesday's public hearing at the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline Project.

April 22, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local


Five GSU students killed in Bryan County crash

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed and two others were injured Wednesday morning in an accident on Interstate-16.

April 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Springfield, county fire make plans to join forces

A deal that would consolidate the Effingham County and Springfield fire departments could be resolved in a matter of weeks, following a workshop last Wednesday between county commissioners, Springfield City Council and staff from both bodies.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


What’s that noise?

Rincon soon may have new tornado sirens up and active, just in time for tornado season.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may sell first Charger to Guyton

The Rincon Police Department is going to help the Guyton force add to its fleet.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ASU: Regional economy growing at fastest pace in 11 years

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Rincon to support public library branch

Rincon City Council has agreed to support the Effingham County library system, committing $12,000 it had set aside in its fiscal year 2015 budget.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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