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Missing Effingham firefighter found dead: update 1

The body of an Effingham County firefighter who had gone fishing with his 10-year-old son on the Ogeechee River on Sunday afternoon was found around 10 p.m. Sunday night by searchers.

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Ports outline needed road improvements

The Georgia Ports Authority is continuing to expand and is trying to take some of the pressure off the roads, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


The power of a candle

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance hosted a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at the courthouse Tuesday.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Winners abound at Treutlen House tourney

In this tournament, winning wasn't the only thing. In fact, it was likely far from the most important thing.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bentley graduates from basic training

Army Reserve Pfc. Joseph B. Bentley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Governor to sign Veterans Day proclamation

ATLANTA-Gov. Sonny Perdue will continue a long-standing state tradition by proclaiming Nov. 11 as "Veterans Day in Georgia" during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 24 at the State Capitol.

November 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senate committee approves permanent ag disaster bill

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee recently approved their portion of the 2007 Farm Bill and the "Heartland, Habitat, Harvest and Horticulture Act of 2007" by a vote of 17-4.

November 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County ready for new vehicle service

Once comments from legal counsel come back, Effingham County commissioners will go ahead with a new vehicle maintenance contract.

October 30, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lovett ready to defend council seat

Guyton native and incumbent councilwoman Dr. Brenda Lovett is preparing to fight for her seat in this year's election.

October 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Domestic violence cases to get day in state court

The Effingham State Court is establishing a day for a domestic violence docket.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield taps Rincon finance director for city manager

Springfield has chosen Rincon finance director Brett Bennett to be city manager. He is expected to start the position the beginning of November.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Setting the pace for United Way

The United Way of Effingham County is 35 percent toward its goal of raising $249,999, as noted by Batman (campaign co-chairman Clarence Morgan).

October 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital lends helping hand to Americus

A hospital is usually the place a community turns to in times of crisis.

October 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Daniel getting into the action

Rincon residents have one female candidate running for city council as Ann Daniel has thrown in her hat for one of the three seats available.

October 27, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Hospital getting ready to open its Open MRI service

For the first time, an open MRI will be established within Effingham County, Effingham Hospital's Board of Trustees announced.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Rec complex master plan could be done soon

Effingham County commissioners and recreation officials could get drawings in two weeks of what their proposed large central complex may look like.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Repaving, restriping set to start soon on county roads

Repaving and restriping on some of Effingham County's most difficult roads is expected to commence soon, after commissioners approved bids for work at their June 23 meeting.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Settlement reached in 2010 suit against county

Effingham County commissioners voted last Tuesday to approve a settlement in a nearly five-year-old lawsuit.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Fire chief’s traffic case moved to Chatham state court

The traffic violations case for the Rincon fire chief is being moved to Chatham County state court.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


165th Airlift Wing to deploy to Persian Gulf

The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard will begin a deployment today to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in the Persian Gulf region to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


BOE approves budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes teacher pay raises, increased pay for non-certified personnel, additional assistant principals at each middle school and one additional band teacher for each of the system's three middle schools.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham IDA passes slightly smaller budget for coming fiscal year

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved a fiscal year 2016 budget that is a reduction from its current spending plan.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon woman killed in Monday crash

An Effingham County woman died Monday night following a crash on I-16.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sunday crash outside Savannah sends several Effingham residents to hospital

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's major accident investigation team continues to look into a crash Sunday night that sent several Effingham County residents to the hospital.

June 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


With the heat on, Georgia Power offers tips to keep cool

As sustained high temperatures in Georgia drive energy use up, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Mayor says regional approach best method to fight for bases

A group of leaders in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry is trying to make sure the federal government doesn't derail one of the area's most powerful economic engines.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Visitors from across the state to descend on Mars

The Mars Theatre is preparing to welcome visitors from around the state.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State to expand efforts for highway safety

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Ramp work to affect I-16/I-95 interchange

A slow-moving concrete grinning operation this weekend will affect traffic for the eastbound Interstate 16 Exit 57A ramp and southbound Interstate 95 Exit 99A ramp.

June 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Owners to close Ebenezer Landing

For more than a century, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and others have been putting their crafts into the water at Ebenezer Landing. But that has come to an end.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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