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Detective to appeal firing to Rincon council

A Rincon police officer fired last week will appeal city council's decision.

October 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Mayor says why police chief was fired

Contact with police officers and others after being warned not to do so without the mayor's presence led to Chief Michael Berry's firing Wednesday night, according to Rincon Mayor Ken Lee.

October 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New Ebenezer ready for 5th annual 5K

New Ebenezer Retreat Center will host its fifth annual 5K on Saturday. Proceeds from the event will be used toward a handicapped accessible cottage at the center.

October 07, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Treutlen House dedicates computer lab

Treutlen House hosted a computer lab dedication on Friday.

October 07, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Gulfstream still flying high

Even as all signals point to a hard landing for the economy, the sky very well may be the limit for Gulfstream.

October 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Tax bills now in the mail

Effingham County Tax Commissioner Lisa E. Wright announced 2008 tax bills were mailed Sept. 10 and carry a due date of Nov. 15. The tax commissioner's office will accept a U. S. postmark as evidence of timely payment received.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Berry dismissed as Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council voted unanimously to dismiss Police Chief Michael Berry and another officer Wednesday night for failure to carry out directives issued by the mayor and council.

October 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Isakson backs mileage increase for volunteers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation that would help volunteers deal with rising gas prices by increasing the mileage deduction rate allowed for charity work.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton takes in more than a half-million dollars in tap fees

The city of Guyton received "a little over $500,000 in tap fees" for Crossgate Subdivision, according to Phillip King's committee report on water and sewer during Tuesday's council meeting.

October 03, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


King stuns council with resignation

Phillip King's resignation as a Guyton alderman during Tuesday's city council meeting took quite a few people by surprise. City hall employees expressed both disappointment and surprise on Wednesday.

October 03, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Berry out as Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council voted unanimously to dismiss Police Chief Michael Berry and another officer Wednesday night for failure to carry out directives issued by the mayor and council.

October 02, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King resigns from Guyton City Council

Guyton Alderman Phillip King tendered his resignation letter during tonight's city council meeting, resignation effective Sept. 10.

October 01, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Lengthy session isn't over yet

Rincon City Council spent more than seven hours in executive session Monday night, finally adjourning at 3:22 a.m. after closed-door meetings with more than a dozen city employees and others, talking to each individually.

October 01, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Seminar to show seniors how to prepare for emergencies

The Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging and Care Improvement Plus, Georgia's largest state-wide chronic condition Medicare special needs plan, are hosting a free event for Savannah area seniors Wednesday regarding health preparations for emergencies.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Fall Festival coming

The Effingham Fall Festival will be held Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Historic Effingham Society and Living History Site.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Christmas colors

Instead of their school colors, many South Effingham students donned the red and green of Christmas during Friday's home basketball games versus Effingham County ...

December 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- It wasn't necessary to look at the scoreboard to determine which team won Friday night's girls basketball game at South Effingham. The ...

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Perseverance pays for South Effingham's Harris

GUYTON -- Faith Harris was undaunted by a torn ACL that kept her from playing volleyball during her senior year at South Effingham High School.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crashes occur regularly at Hwy 17-Blue Jay Road intersection

GUYTON -- Jay Patel is rarely an eyewitness to the crashes. He hears them regularly, however.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs avenge loss to Lady Bobcats

GUYTON -- Taking care of the ball helped the South Effingham Lady Mustangs take care of busines.

December 14, 2017 | | Local


Subject in officer-involved shooting identified

SPRINGFIELD -- The subject involved in the officer-involved shooting Tuesday night at Paddleford Subdivision was 50-year-old Marcia Metzger Aiken of Effingham County.

December 14, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Elected officials discuss issues over breakfast

RINCON -- Effingham County business leaders, school officials and interested citizens were served a few morsels of information with their breakfast during Wednesday's Legislative Eggs ...

December 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


GBI to probe officer-involved shooting in Paddleford

SPRINGFIELD -- On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in Paddleford Subdivision about a woman threatening suicide.

December 13, 2017 | | Local


Santa gives more than toys

Red Cross conducted a blood drive at Goshen United Methodist Church in Guyton on Tuesday,

December 12, 2017 | | Local


Empty Stocking Fund needs filling

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is accepting donations.

December 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Cheese passion churns into business venture

SPRINGFIELD -- Richard and Wendy Cowart have carved out a small, unique piece of Georgia'a agricultural pie.

December 11, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Douglas graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Nicholas J. Douglas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 11, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Rebels recognized at banquet

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County High School softball team conducted its end-of-season awards banquet Dec. 4 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Man dies in single-vehicle crash

SPRINGFIELD -- On Saturday around 10:30 p.m., 41-year-old George Mitchell Hewitt of Gilbert, S.C., was killed in a single-vehicle accident.

December 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Ribbon cut on Clarence Morgan Complex

SPRINGFIELD -- Saturday morning's damp, dreary weather didn't hinder the celebration of a facility that will brighten the lives of current Effingham County residents ...

December 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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