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A trail into Georgia’s past

Georgia's history and its booming tourism industry could be intertwined again, if state and community officials are successful in their plans.

May 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham UDC chapter to host Confederate Memorial Day

The Effingham Hussars Chapter No. 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will host Effingham County's annual Confederate Memorial Day program on Sunday at 4 p. m. This remembrance will he held at the Confederate burial section of the Guyton Cemetery.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow’s Congressional offices ‘go green’ on Earth Day

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) announced that, in recognition of Earth Day, his office has gone green.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Wright to seek another term as tax commissioner

Tax Commissioner Lisa E. Wright of Springfield is making a bid for re-election to serve her fourth term in office.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County backs water-sewer commission

Effingham County commissioners like the idea of a countywide water and sewer commission.

May 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioner Loper to seek re-election

Effingham County 4th District Commissioner Reggie Loper has announced he will seek re-election.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Suhor to run for county probate judge

Effingham County Probate Court chief clerk Judy Suhor announced Monday she is seeking election as probate judge.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon man killed in Monday collision

A Rincon man was killed and a Springfield man was hurt in an accident on Fort Howard Road early Monday afternoon.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon driver involved in fatal wreck

One man was killed Friday night and two others injured in a head-on collision on Highway 196 in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham receives food, shelter aid

The State Set-Aside has awarded Effingham $9,914 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA agrees to school board's price

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is ready to come to terms with the school system on a land deal.

May 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow backs student loan access

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve legislation to ensure that upheaval in the financial markets doesn't keep students and families from getting the federal student loans they need to pay for college.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Mosley to run for probate judge seat

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her intentions to run for probate judge.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Pay raises coming for deputies

Deputies' salaries are on the rise, as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office tries to stop an exodus of officers.

May 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital marking National Donate Life Month

In April Effingham Hospital is observing National Donate Life Month in honor of those individuals who have selflessly enrolled in organ donor programs across the U.S. by giving the greatest gift of all - the gift of life.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Steve Jarvis to run for Buddy Carter's seat in congress

Bernard Stefan (Steve) Jarvis has announced that he is running as a democrat for the Congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Buddy Carter in the ...

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton to raise property taxes

The City of Guyton sent out a press release last week announcing that a decision has been made to increase the 2017 property taxes it ...

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriffs working fatal accident

The Effingham County Sheriffs Department is currently working a fatal accident at highway 80 and 17.

July 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smalls graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenyatt N. Smalls II graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369 celebrates awards night

Local Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369, who is chartered by St. John's Lutheran Church of Rincon, had plenty of things to celebrate ...

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia getting drivers to obey speed limit or get ticket

Motorists who think they drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS's Holder given $1,000 for use at GSU

Lenexa, Kan. – The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to student Robert Holder from Clyo, Ga., for the ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Kindness Rocks Effingham County

Local residents have gotten their "rock" on this summer as they paint messages, pictures and positive words onto rocks and hide them around the county ...

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Oktoberfest takes a break

In a press release sent out on Tuesday afternoon from the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, a decision to put the 2017 Oktoberfest on hiatus ...

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham 4-H members participate at State 4-H Council

EFFINGHAM COUNTY – State 4-H Council, one of Georgia 4-H's core programs, is the constitutional meeting of the Georgia 4-H Council and the election of ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lightning catches Rincon home on fire

A lightning bolt struck a house in Rincon Sunday night, causing a fire that engulfed the structure and destroyed the home.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Emancipation Diploma Bill in effect

On Monday, March 30, 2015 Governor Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Music of Johnny Cash to fill Mars Theatre Saturday night

SPRINGFIELD – Get ready to take a journey back in time, to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained featuring ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon water issue a major problem for City Council

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday night, the council heard comments about and voted on a number of issues.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett ready to work

While he has only been serving the position for a few weeks now, Interim County Administrator for Effingham County, Billy Beckett, has been hard at ...

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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