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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


Explorers take their posts

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, the members of the Effingham County Explorers post poured out of the patrol deputies' cars and went right to work on the accident scene.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


The Nelons to perform for fundraiser

Award-winning Gospel group The Nelons will perform at First Baptist Church of Springfield on Saturday at 7 p.m., with the proceeds of the concert going toward the Treutlen House.

May 04, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Residents grapple with power surge

Georgia Power crews are combing through a subdivision after several residents reported problems Monday morning.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County readies comprehensive plan for state approval

After months and nearly years of work, the Effingham County comprehensive plan is finally complete.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, city to try to resolve service delivery issues

With a June 30 deadline approaching, representatives from Effingham County and the municipalities hope they can iron out a service delivery strategy.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs summer food program

Rincon will take part in the summer Feed-a-Kid program after Mayor Ken Lee, in a rare move, was forced to cast a tie-breaking vote.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


OSHA investigating death at EFACEC plant

Federal investigators have begun looking into the workplace death of a Rincon man Wednesday morning.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Blandford, McCall crossing open

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Worker killed at EFACEC plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the death of a worker Wednesday morning at the EFACEC plant under construction at the Effingham Industrial Park.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham economy still holding its own

The economic picture is gloomy but it isn't as dire as widely thought, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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County to host pipeline public meeting

The Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Farm Bureau has its day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Second K9 joins Rincon police’s ranks

Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to alter rec board makeup

By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline project draws questions, critics

A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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