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County may skip meeting

The city of Rincon may be fighting for its right to future growth as it goes head to head with Effingham County on the service delivery strategy.

October 12, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Work on courthouse moving along

Work on the historic Effingham County Courthouse continues, with an eye toward the future and correcting the problems of the past.

October 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Parkway gets pledge of support

Effingham County leaders got a pledge of support from the newest member of the state's transportation board.

October 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon, county remain at odds

The service delivery strategy dilemma between Rincon and Effingham County may be reaching an impasse and may need outside help to resolve, after Rincon sent the county a letter that has county officials up in arms.

October 08, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


County to host flood map open house

Effingham County and its municipalities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have completed an enhanced digital flood insurance rate map (DFIRM) and flood insurance study (FIS) for Effingham County and all its municipalities.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Initial jobless claims drop

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 66,614 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in September, an increase of 17.6 percent from September 2008. The number of UI claimants decreased by 3,255 from August when 69,869 claims were filed.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Tyler to challenge Purcell for House seat

Jesse Tyler isn't worried about the radio and print advertisements Ann Purcell is running as part of her campaign.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


UGa team says tract should have an Effingham feel to it

Buildings and facilities that will be created in the Research Forest Tract need to have an Effingham County feel to them, according to a University of Georgia research team.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fire protection week under way in the state

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10. The theme this year is, "Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned!"

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Get on your boots!

Two local Alpha Battery wives announced plans for a boot drive on Oct. 17 to help provide some Christmas relief for the men of Effingham County's National Guard unit.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Grant to spruce up Hinely Center

Rincon has received a $50,000 grant aimed at bringing polling places up to Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, city council members learned Monday night.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Cycle shop to relocate

The Springfield City Council has approved a business license for a custom motorcycle shop to open in the former NAPA Auto Parts building.

October 01, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Israel: Say ‘no’ to health care bill

The president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce urged Effingham Chamber members to dig in against the health care reform measures currently up for debate in the nation's capitol.

October 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Registration for Nov. 3 elections ends Monday

Voters who want to take part in November's special election for the House District 159 seat must be registered to vote no later than Oct. 5.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Bloomingdale Jr. Firefighters to present fallen firefighters memorial

The Bloomingdale Junior Firefighters will present a fallen firefighters memorial program Sunday at 7 p.m. at Taylor Park on Pine Barren Road in Bloomingdale.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham Orthopaedics arrives in Rincon

RINCON -- The Effingham Chamber of Commerce, Effingham Health System and Chatham Orthopaedic Associates came together June 19 to celebrate healthcare partnerships and what they can ...

June 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham cadets complete Leadership Academy with honors

The South Effingham High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) had six cadets complete the Area-12 Leadership Academy held June 9-16 at Riverside ...

June 22, 2018 | | Local


New CEO expects plenty of IDA activity

SPRINGFIELD - There will be no lazy days of summer for the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

June 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield mayor, city council announce millage rate proposal

SPRINGFIELD -- The City of Springfield mayor and council members on Thursday announced their intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by ...

June 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County School District achieves Quality Board Status

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County School District announceD the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2018 Quality School Board recognition.

June 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Young players amaze Lady Mustangs coach

GUYTON - South Effingham High School was the site of the recent Mini Mustangs Camp where youngsters piled in to learn more about volleyball.

June 21, 2018 | | Local


Sheriff's Office issues warning about dangerous suspect on loose

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating an armed fugitive.

June 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Belogorska 'travels' to find improvement

GUYTON - South Effingham's Kastin Belogorska is gearing up for her senior season by sharpening skills with Georgia Impact, a high-caliber travel team.

June 20, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Chamber honors Zemurray

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recently presented Samuel Zemurrary the John Adam Treutlen Award for his contributions to Effingham County.

June 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


School board candidates tout virtues during forum

SPRINGFIELD - Robert Grant and Lynn Anderson's battle for a spot on the Effingham County Board of Education is far from heated.

June 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Farm Bureau honors first responders, agricultural products

SPRINGFIELD - Georgia Farm Bureau-Effingham County found a tasty way to honor emergency personnel while also highlighting local agricultural products.

June 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


CASA volunteers bring sense of urgency to children's needs

SPRINGFIELD - Child Advocacy Services SEGA Inc. is a hand that fits into a helpful, loving glove.

June 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon City Council names three city manager finalists

RINCON - Even though a quick resolution to its city manager search is possible, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday that the Rincon City Council is in ...

June 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital authority, hospital board to meet jointly

The Effingham Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet jointly in regular session June 26 at 7:15 P.M. in ...

June 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Veterans Open Job Fair set in Hinesville

HINESVILLE -- The Georgia Department of Labor, Hinesville Career Center and Liberty College & Career Academy are partnering to host the 2018 Veterans Open Job Fair. More ...

June 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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