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Tearing the house down

Community member gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking "Wall Destruction" at the United Way Effingham Service Center. Those in attendance took swings at the wall for $5 a hit in support of the renovations that will begin at the center on Friday. The renovations are expected to be complete in June, and the center will house eight agencies including the United Way when the renovations are complete.

April 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Relay for Life will hold kids walk as part of the annual event for the second year

This year, the American Cancer Society's Effingham County Relay For Life will have its second annual Kid's Walk for kindergarten through fifth grade boys and girls.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rietkovich crowned Junior Miss St. Patrick’s Day

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Families are overwhelmed at community's response

Morgan Seckinger and Jenny Purnell greeted well-wishers and media seeking interviews warmly on an often chilly Saturday.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon to start interviews for police chief

Rincon may be moving quickly to fill its vacant police chief job.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Organizers thankful at fundraiser turnout

Crowds jammed into Kelly's Tavern all day Saturday. They filled the cleared-out Springfield Builders Supply for the silent auction. They were lined up, and bundled up, for the bake sale.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


House OKs Carter prescription insurance reform

ATLANTA - HB 367, sponsored by state Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) unanimously passed the House of Representatives on Friday.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Schofield steps down as police chief

Rincon Police Chief David Schofield has resigned his position, city officials said Thursday.

March 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County tables bid for new 911 center

Effingham County commissioners got a bid for the proposed 911 center well under projections, but they still have concerns over the building's design.

March 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSS to mark annual Landing Day on Saturday

William Holton Brown will be the guest speaker at the Georgia Salzburger Society's annual Landing Day on Saturday.

March 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Three patients at burn center upgraded

Three of the 11 burn patients from the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion have had their conditions upgraded from critical to serious at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.

March 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Schofield out as Rincon police chief

Rincon Police Chief David Schofield has stepped down from his position, city officials confirmed Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No holding pattern for fast-growing airport

It's good flying weather for the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

March 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County closes in on new alcohol law

Effingham County commissioners gave the county's alcohol ordinance a few tweaks during a first reading of a proposed new law Tuesday morning.

March 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Blast victims' fundraiser to be big event

Organizers for a fundraiser to aid victims and families of the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion said the event is getting a lot of attention.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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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


Taste of Effingham a sweet treat for all

Hundreds of patrons got a taste of local cuisine Thursday night as they took part in the 7th Annual Taste of Effingham, an event showcasing ...

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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