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Boatright steps down from Springfield council

Springfield City Councilman Ron Boatright has resigned his post, and the city is moving to fill his seat.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


IDA tries to smooth out water plan

As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority forges ahead with plans for the industrial park at I-16 and Old River Road, it's also working on two other potentially big prospects.

September 11, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield pores over request to pour

The Springfield City Council discussed the possibility of a referendum for voters to decide if there will be liquor by the drink sales in the city limits Tuesday.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


A thanks for tax help

Bonnie Dixon recognizes Michelle Liotta for volunteering her time to assist with the "Income Tax Preparers" program of the United Way at the Sunrise Rotary Club meeting. This program helps people in need file their taxes free of charge.

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Child molester sentenced to 40 years

A convicted child molester has been sentenced to 40 years and life on probation for crimes he committed in December.

September 11, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


STC getting ready for business

Officials will cut the ribbon on the new Effingham campus of the Savannah Technical College sometime soon, but in the meantime, they're preparing feverishly for the start of classes.

September 11, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Sunrise Rotary perfect attendance

September 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


ECS at Rotary

Ted Trainor of Effingham Christian School was awarded an official Rotary pen by his host Scott Bass. Trainor talked to the group about the advantages and benefits of a classical Christian education.

September 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Local author to hold book signing Saturday

Local novelist Bill Buske, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced that there will be a book signing of his novel, "Beach Songs," on Aug. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Book Nook in Rincon.

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Stormy Saturday

Saturday night's storms that swept through Effingham County also ripped up a barn and a handful of pine trees on a farm near Kildare.

September 07, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners try to map out future building growth

Should Effingham County grow as much as the forecasts say it will, county commissioners are hoping to put together a building plan of their own.

September 06, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


NNA to honor Williams

Effingham County native Robert M. Williams Jr., editor and publisher of The Blackshear Times, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association's 121st Annual Convention and Trade Show, in Norfolk, Va., next month with the 2007 James O. Amos Award.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County pushes forward with LifeStar

The LifeStar helicopter may be calling Effingham County home soon.

September 06, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rocket found in teen's car

A Georgia state patrolman discovered a military rocket in the back seat of a car after he pulled over a teen driver for speeding on Wednesday around 5 p.m.

September 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Retreat leads to forward thinking

Effingham County leaders headed back from a retreat with a renewed commitment to working together, organizers said.

September 06, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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