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Locals step up to donate blood

United Way Effingham Service Center sponsored a local American Red Cross blood drive on Friday. The blood drive was being held to address the need for blood for burn victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC ups its bond to $175M

A Portuguese manufacturer that will be setting up shop in Effingham County may be making an even bigger splash than anticipated.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to try one more time at SDA agreement

Effingham County commissioners are willing to make one more, and perhaps one last, try to come to terms with Rincon on a service delivery area amenable to both entities.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Zeigler to lend hand in fundraising

Former New York Giants center and life-long resident of Effingham County Dusty Zeigler has joined the fundraising efforts in Effingham County for the victims of the Imperial Sugar Plant disaster.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Oxnard, Sprague families make lead gift

The Oxnard and Sprague families have made a lead gift of $250,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire to expand efforts to assist those affected by the sugar refinery explosion in Port Wentworth.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Stimulus payments to start in May

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service advised taxpayers that in most cases they will not have to do anything extra this year to get the economic stimulus payments beginning in May.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary clubs to put their motto into action

Effingham's Rotary Clubs will be living the group's motto Saturday morning.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County works on alcohol ordinance

As much as Effingham County commissioners want to streamline a proposed alcohol ordinance, county staffers don't want there to be any holes in it that can be exploited.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


2 killed in Saturday accident

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a Saturday evening accident on Highway 30 that resulted in two deaths.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield moving ahead on liquor ordinance

The Springfield City Council continued work on a liquor ordinance Thursday and expects to vote on the ordinance at its Feb 26 meeting.

March 11, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Saturday accident claims two lives

Georgia State Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a Saturday evening accident the resulted in two deaths.

March 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton gets GEFA loan

ATLANTA - Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Chris Clark announced Monday the approval of a Georgia Fund loan of $13,349,950 for the city of Guyton. The loan, approved by the GEFA Executive Committee, will help finance the construction of a 500,000 gallons-per-day wastewater treatment facility.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Comp plan inches closer to approval

Effingham County's much-debated comprehensive plan could be coming closer to approval.

March 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Weather delays signals on Highway 80

The state Department of Transportation announced that the planned opening of Highway 80 from Cherry Street to Highway 17 has been delayed because of weather conditions.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon man succumbs to blast injuries

A Rincon man injured in the Feb. 7 explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth died early Thursday morning in an Augusta hospital.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Scott Pinholster arrested in connection with death of Courtney Wells

Earlier this afternoon, investigators with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the death investigation of Courtney Wells.

January 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton woman found dead Sunday morning identified as Courtney Wells

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called a suspicious death after a woman was found deceased lying along a dirt ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton updates one contract, adds another to help with wastewater treatment plant

In a special called meeting by the Guyton City Council Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Lariscy and the other members of the council updated a contract ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death.

January 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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