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Sunday blaze destroys home

A late Sunday morning fire has left a Rincon family homeless, and only a few days after the father of the family returned to his job as a civilian contractor in Iraq.

September 23, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Heidts laid to rest

Staff report

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County lands grant for reuse water

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Chris Clark announced Wednesday the approval of a Georgia Fund grant of $100,000 for Effingham County. The grant, approved by the GEFA board of directors, will help finance the installation of a 500,000-gallon water reuse storage tank.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield FD to hold boot drive

Springfield firefighters will be out with their boots and smiles to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association "Fill the Boot" program. They will be at the lights on the Highway 21 bypass Saturday.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Annual Salzburger Heritage Day to be held Monday

Salzburger Heritage Day Festival will be held Monday at Ebenezer as the town of Ebenezer comes to life.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Water council names go forth

Rincon City Council gave its thumbs-up to a slate of candidates to be nominated for the regional water council.

September 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Perdue’s cut of HTRG won’t delay tax bills

Tax bills will go out as normal in Effingham County, even with the prospect of the governor withholding the homeowner's tax relief grant.

September 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Possible tornado spotted in Pineora

The National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., has not confirmed the sighting of what is believed to be a tornado in the Pineora around 10:45 Friday morning.

September 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners can’t help wrecker operator

A Rincon tow truck operator is weighing her options after Effingham County commissioners told her there wasn't anything they could to help her in her squabble with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA preps for EFACEC event

The plans for what is expected to be a groundbreaking event in more ways than one are coming together for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon officials lay out emergency needs

Rincon city officials huddled quickly Wednesday afternoon to discuss what they might do in case of an emergency.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County wants feds out of building soon

Effingham County will send two federal agencies packing from their current no-rent space from the county.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Red Cross monitoring Fay

The Savannah Red Cross is monitoring Tropical Storm Fay for further development. Currently the storm is a "rain maker" but could develop into Hurricane Fay.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Mill working with feds on death inquiry

Georgia-Pacific officials say they are cooperating with federal investigators in the wake of a fatal accident at the Savannah River Mill.

September 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, feds at odds over lease agreement

A deal for a federal agency to move into a county-owned building under construction is off, and Effingham County commissioners had strong sentiments toward the federal government for added stipulations to the lease agreement.

September 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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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


IDA to seek community input during CEO selection process

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is looking for more than new business partners these days. It's also in the market for a ...

December 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union breaks ground on Rincon branch

RINCON -- Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union broke ground on a new branch office in Rincon on Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 21 and Silverwood ...

December 08, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America here to stay

RINCON - The book on DRT America's brief history in Effingham County didn't end last month when the Springfield City Council rejected its request ...

December 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs stumble after forcing OT

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- Even though he looked emotionally drained Thursday night, South Effingham coach James Finlen was overflowing with pride inside.

December 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Turnovers sink South Effingham girls

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- It is the season of giving, but South Effingham's girls were much too generous Thursday night.

December 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Bartley graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Nieem R. Bartley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Henry resigns as IDA CEO

John Henry resigned as CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) effective at the close of business Friday, Dec. 1.

December 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre receives GCA grant

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, awarded $300,000 in funding grants to 84 ...

December 06, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Dairy evaluation team excels

The Effingham County FFA junior dairy evaluation team won the Area IV and Central Region competition and placed fourth in the state at the Georgia ...

December 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Reddick reads to elementary school students

RINCON -- Josh Reddick has invited everyone in Effingham County to share in his World Series success -- including elementary school students.

December 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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