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Neighbors, strangers help pick up the pieces (update: 2)

Family, friends and complete strangers descended on the neighborhood at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Woodland Drive to help residents there clean up from the aftermath of a possible tornado.

April 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


NWS: 2 tornadoes rumbled through (update: 3)

Two tornadoes touched down Saturday night, causing damage to homes and transmission towers causing approximately 170,000 electric customers to be without power from Springfield to Hinesville.

April 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Salzburgers making big plans for Landing Day 2009

Two projects scheduled to be ready for next year's 275th anniversary of the Salzburgers landing in Georgia are on schedule.

April 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to pay honor to USS Georgia

Effingham County's event to mark the return to service of the submarine USS Georgia is set to take place at the Veterans Park in Springfield on Thursday at 4 p.m.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross responding to tornado damage

To date, Red Cross preliminary damage assessment reports indicate that 47 homes in Effingham County were affected by Saturday night's tornadoes.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Ebenezer community digs out from tornado (update: 1)

Residents along Ebenezer Road are cleaning up and fixing up after a tornado tore through the area late Saturday night.

April 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Tornado warning issued

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a tornado warning for parts of southeast Georgia, including northwest Effingham County.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Questions remain for neighbors on Exley tract plans

Residents near a tract that is up for a controversial rezoning are hoping to get a little more time to go over statistics presented by that property's owners.

April 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson, Chambliss vote against budget resolution, saying it would raise taxes

WASHINGTON - Expressing dismay over the Senate's plan to increase spending and raise taxes, U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., voted against final passage Thursday night of the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution, which passed by a vote of 51 to 41.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Baby Aiden's father denied bond

The father of an Effingham County baby still recovering from suspected child abuse in a Savannah hospital was denied bond and his case was bound over to the grand jury Thursday morning.

April 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson votes to halt earmarks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., voted for an amendment to the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution that would have imposed a year-long moratorium on congressional earmarks.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Refinery explosion victim dies at burn center

Officials at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta said that one of the patients from the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion died Friday.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney's run involves a lot of walking

"Contrary to popular opinion, Georgia is not flat," said Congressional candidate Ray McKinney (R-Savannah), who has been walking the 12th Congressional District for the past four and a half weeks.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon teen collapses, dies watching parade

A Rincon teenager who collapsed while watching the St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah on Friday died, accordingto the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

April 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield adopts liquor by the drink ordinance

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance to issue permits to restaurants to sell liquor by the drink.

April 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Savannah Police searching for missing man

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing male who was last seen Tuesday, Mar. 28.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia farmers celebrate Agricultural Awareness Week

This week, Georgians throughout the state are celebrating the first annual Agriculture Awareness Week, a tradition that surely will continue for many years to come.

March 24, 2017 | By Ben Cantrell | Local


Nominations for Herb Jones Award now being taken by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County will be hosting their 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Award Banquet on Thursday, April 6, at ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS Cancer Care Center opens its doors

SPRINGFIELD - Expert cancer care is coming to Effingham County.

March 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local


4-H archers compete at State Invitational

Effingham County 4-H Archers competed in the State Indoor Archery Invitational at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry in January.

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Nighttime Striping Scheduled on SR 21 at DDI

Weather permitting, contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be thermostriping tomorrow night beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. on SR ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


ECMS team wins area FFA event

The Effingham County Middle School FFA recently won the Area 4 FFA Conduct of Chapter Meeting Career Development Event. The event was held at Southeastern ...

March 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rincon City Council approves work order

The Rincon City Council voted unanimously to approve a motion to pay $28,800 for the 9th Street Extension Project.

March 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Music In Our Schools Concert a hit as students let voices be heard

A lot of joyful noise was heard Thursday night at Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton as choirs from four Effingham County schools performed as part ...

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell cuts ribbon; new Welcome Center opens

Hundreds of Georgia residents – many from Effingham County – turned out Friday morning to the ribbon cutting of the new Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 95 ...

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECSO Searching for Runaway Juvenile

Effingham County Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a runaway juvenile, Shane Caleb Sellers, 16 of Bloomingdale, GA.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Recreation and Parks holds 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Effingham County Recreation and Parks hosted the 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run in downtown Springfield.

March 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Blandford Elementary's Family Academic Night brings out the heroes

Blandford Elementary School hosted Family Academic Night on Feb. 23, where students and parents were able to enjoy food, door prizes, games, face painting, animals ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI striping installation scheduled this week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled moving lane closures with crash trucks on SR 21 north and south bound and the I-95 ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, Guyton Elementary earn Title I honors

Two Effingham County elementary schools were honored recently by the Georgia Department of Education as both were named to the 2016-2017 list of Title I ...

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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