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Screven hosts GOP 12th District meeting

Despite heat, humidity and plenty of gnats, about 200 people attended Screven County's 14th Annual 12th District Republican Party Fish Fry on Thursday, including GOP gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel.
In attendance were approximately 200 12th District residents, along with state Sens. Jack Hill, Tommie Williams and Buddy Carter, and state Rep. Jon Burns.
"I was plowing firebreaks on my land today," Williams said, "and it made me think we need to plow a lot of firebreaks in both the state and national governments. We need to protect ourselves from the growing national debt, from the fraud and corruption and ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


GSU to hold HR certification classes

Running Monday evenings this fall at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, Georgia Southern University's "Certificate in Professional HR Management" course provides 36 classroom hours of Professional in Human Resources/Senior Professional in Human Resources exam preparation across 12 weeks.
Created and monitored by the HR Certification Institute, the next PHR/SPHR exam will be held online Dec. 1-Jan. 31. Exam-applicants must have completed at least two years of professional HR experience. After Jan. 31, the eligibility requirements for both exams will differ based on work experience and level of completed higher education.
Primarily designed for HR professionals, Georgia ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


STC Effingham to host career info sessions

SAVANNAH-The Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College will host an information session about manufacturing careers. Area employers will be in attendance as will STC admission and financial aid staff.
The sessions will be held Aug. 11 at 1 and 6 p.m. in Room 135 of the STC Effingham campus.
This is the second session of its kind, after 25 people attended the June 30 session.
"Employers know that graduates of Savannah Technical College's Electrical Mechanical/Manufacturing Technician program come with a skill set that gives them an advantage in the workplace," said Effingham Campus Dean for Student ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah ports hold fourth spot in volume

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday the GPA handled more than 2.63 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added new services and maintained its position as the fourth highest volume container port in fiscal year 2010.
For the month of June 2010, the GPA posted a 34-percent increase with 240,734 TEUs compared with 179,451 TEUs handled in June 2009.
"The second half of the year was particularly strong with signs of economic recovery, retail sector inventory replenishment and continued strong demand for U.S. produced products boosting export volumes," Foltz said ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Heidt trial delayed again

The trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother is on hold again.

July 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Everyday heroes

Today, Lawton Bowen is a tow-headed ball of kinetic energy, a 3-year-old perpetual motion machine.

July 30, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tennis courts and lights served up at Patriots Park

The city of Rincon's long-awaited Patriots Park is just about ready.

July 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield gets its check for ‘Bring Back the 4th’

It might be tough for the city of Springfield to get that check cashed at the bank.

July 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Railcross crossings closings set

The following railroad crossings are scheduled to be closed for repairs between July 30 and Aug. 6, at various times:
Highway 275
Johnson Street in Rincon
15th Street in Rincon
McCall Road
Goshen Road

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County gives a boost to two projects

Construction on a 60-unit apartment complex near Goshen Road could begin as soon as next spring, after Effingham County commissioners' action at their meeting last Tuesday.

July 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets new cell phone deal

Cell phones for Effingham County employees and offices are getting a new service provider.

July 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Advance voting for runoffs to start Monday

Advance voting will begin Aug. 2 and run through Aug. 6 for the general primary election runoffs.

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Early returns show support for four-day work week

Initial reports from a four-day work week pilot project appear to be favorable, Effingham County commissioners have learned.

July 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runoff to determine District 2

After several weeks of campaigning, there's still more to do for two candidates.
Vera Jones received 494 of 1,091 votes cast in the Republican primary for the Effingham County commissioners' District 2 race. It was 52 votes short needed to claim the primary and the seat, since there is no Democratic opposition.
But Jones, the former Effingham County Board of Education chairwoman, will face off against Michael King in an Aug. 10 runoff. King claimed
312 votes, 27 more than incumbent Commissioner Myra Lewis.
"I knew percentage-wise it was most likely," Jones said of a runoff. "But I ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Brown, Mason to meet for District 3 seat

With his primary victory in hand, Steve Mason is looking forward to a little break.
Mason defeated incumbent Jeff Utley in Tuesday's Republican primary for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners' 3rd District seat. Mason
had 362 votes to Utley's 313.
"We're going to take a couple of weeks off," Mason said. "And then we'll get back in it."
Both primaries pitted candidates with political experience against newcomers to campaigning. In both instances, the new faces won, as Lillie Smart-Brown defeated former commissioner Homer Lee Wallace.
"I am very pleased," Brown said. "I thank God for ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Diverse group gathers to pray for unity in the community

RINCON -- The doors of First Baptist Church of Rincon are open for everyone. That was evident Thursday night when it hosted "Love One Another," an ...

October 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Port Wentworth candidates face questions

PORT WENTWORTH -- Public safety, transportation, recreation, flood mitigation and business growth were the primary topics at Thursday night's Port Wentworth Candidates Forum at the ...

October 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications sought

Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications are due Nov. 10 by 3 p.m.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels draw state champ in volleyball bracket

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County faces a big task and a big opportunity in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Saturday.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Girl Scouts observe birthday of founder

Effingham County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Oct. 7 at Daisy's Birthday Bash hosted by Troop 30197.

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Trio arrested, suspected of illegal collection and reproduction of financial card information

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department apprehended three Florida men Wednesday. Each is suspected to be involved in the illegal collection and reproduction of financial card ...

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Heritage, headed to Columbus

SPRINGFIELD -- Johnny Coleman is a man of few words. After watching his team play Wednesday, he was virtually speechless.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Greyhounds race past Mustangs

GUYTON -- South Effingham's playoff run came to an end Wednesday after dropping two games to Jones County.

October 18, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon named one of Georgia's top places to raise a family

According to nerdwallet.com, Rincon is one of the best cities to raise a family in Georgia.

October 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee touts record of customer service

RINCON - Even though Ken Lee recently retired from the grocery business after 46 years, he never retired from customer service.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ricker seeking to assist citizens on larger scale

RINCON - Public service keeps strengthening its powerful grip on Christi Ricker.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield's Krall receives degree

Wilkes University of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., held its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 10 in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference ...

October 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Heartache lingers for Mustangs

GUYTON - Another game. Another heartbreaking loss for South Effingham.

October 17, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Vietnam veterans receive recognition

SPRINGFIELD - The ceremonial pat on the back they received Thursday night won't relieve the sting left by the way they were treated decades ago ...

October 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham's Hinely receives top teaching award

RINCON -- South Effingham Elementary School teacher Jincy Hinely believes in her students. She has lots of people who believe in her, too.

October 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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