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Public invited to participate in Olde Effingham Days flower show

The Springfield and Rincon Garden clubs are sponsoring a flower show to take place during Olde Effingham Days on Saturday.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Morgan's Dixie Wish charms to go on sale

Morgan's Dixie Wish Crocs charms will go on sale Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Citizens Bank locations in Springfield, Rincon and Port Wentworth.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney blasts Barrow for campaign literature

U.S. Rep. John Barrow's recent mailing to 12th District residents is "a blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars for campaign purposes," according to Republican opponent Ray McKinney of Savannah.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victims, families 'hanging in'

AUGUSTA - Jenny Purnell isn't ready for her husband Justin to come home - not yet at least, not until he's ready.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow backs tax assistance, simplification bill in the House

Washington, D.C. - As taxpayers in Georgia completed their tax returns, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined a majority in the House of Representatives in voting for the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act, which passed the House 238-179 Tuesday.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Brief: Exley tract rezoning postponed

The Effingham County Commission sent plans to rezone the Exley tract (off of Highway 21, south of Goshen Road) back to the planning board for further review at their meeting on Wednesday. Exley tract owners have backed out of the joint application with the New Savannah group.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Probate judge steps down

Gov. Sonny Perdue has accepted the resignation of Effingham County Probate Judge Frances Seckinger, a spokesman for the governor said.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton ready for town hall meeting

Guyton residents will have a chance soon to find out more about their city's public safety measures.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Search is on, widens for escapee

Effingham County law enforcement officials are searching for a prisoner who overpowered a supervisor and escaped from a work detail early Friday morning.

May 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


No charges in pedestrian fatality

Charges are not expected to be filed against a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian early on the morning of April 5.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon police after A/C, copper theft ring

Rincon police are hoping to be hot on the trail of a ring of air conditioner thieves.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton’s Olive Branch wants to extend offerings

Olive Branch restaurant owner Demetrios Sotiropoulos is in the middle of a renovation of his Guyton establishment.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


USDA has low interest home loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the USDA Rural Development Agency, has made over $3 million dollars available in low-interest loan funds to income-eligible applicants to purchase homes in Effingham and surrounding counties. Loans are 100 percent with no down payment required.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senators praise judge’s confirmation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the Senate's confirmation of Augusta attorney James Randall Hall to serve as the next U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Georgia.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson lauds Senate passage of housing market stimulation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to stimulate the nation's declining housing market. The legislation includes Isakson's proposal to offer tax credits to individuals purchasing a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. The legislation passed by a vote of 84 to 12.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham Retired Educators conduct Spring Book Distribution

Several members of the local REA unit recently met at the Board of Education book warehouse and participated in the selection of titles for groups ...

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Faith Equestrian receives 2017 President's Award at LDSS Night of Champions

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton was recognized by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at their "Night of Champions" on May 11.

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Brad Carr named Executive Director of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Springfield – The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Brad Carr will be taking over as Executive Director effective May 15.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 48th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

Each year, the week before Memorial Day is highlighted by one of Effingham County's largest events that is dedicated to honoring our nation's ...

May 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


First ever 'Unity in the Community' event a hit in Guyton

On Saturday morning, members of the Guyton community met with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and deputies of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department in the first ...

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham residents protest wastewater plan

Concerned and informed members of the community attended a public hearing Wednesday night regarding the DRT America Plant in Springfield and the current status of ...

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

The South Effingham High School NJROTC was recently designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2016-2017 school year by the Naval Service Training ...

May 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia participating in Summer Food Service Program

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Tax Assessors announce Assessment Notices appeal due June 19

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Tech to offer Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit Program

RINCON - In partnership with Effingham and Bryan County regional manufacturing partners, Savannah Technical College will offer the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of Credit ...

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS, SEHS seniors celebrate College Acceptance Day

On May 2, graduating seniors from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School celebrating College Acceptance Day by coming to school dressed in ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Zack Norton honored by ECSD deputies

One of Effingham County's strongest and bravest citizens, Zack Norton, was honored recently by an equally strong and brave group of Effingham County Sheriff ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Quick-thinking kids learn about safety

Effingham County second grade students gathered in the gymnasium of Ebenezer Middle School Thursday to put their knowledge on safety to the test at the ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

An Effingham County family of three recently added a few members to the family - seven, to be exact - as their adoption of the "Super Seven ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Meeting on DRT America to be Wednesday night

A public hearing regarding DRT America and the potential hazard it could cause to Ebenezer Creek will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at ...

May 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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