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Seniors line up to get fans

Senior citizens congregated at the United Way in Rincon on Wednesday to receive free fans as part of the organization's annual fan giveaway.

September 26, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield approves impact fee for 119 water line

The Springfield City Council approved a water impact fee supplement to be charged for tying onto the new water line that will run down Highway 119.

September 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County ready to land LifeStar

It's now up to the LifeStar directors to decide if they'll make Effingham County their permanent home.

September 25, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Mattingly completes basic training

Army Pvt. Christopher S. Mattingly has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sunrise Rotary readies for golf tourney

Michael Lee of Citizen's Bank and Leland Sanders of TEMCOR introduce the "Sponsor Tracking Board" for the Sunrise Rotary Annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 28. All the proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward local philanthropies and scholarships. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Lonnie Pate at 888-395-0440 for more information.

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Two teens killed in Sunday wreck on I-16

Two Faulkville area teens were killed in a single-car accident on Interstate 16 Sunday night, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Kieffer 'proud' to receive Helmey Award

After she returned to Effingham Hospital to run its cardiopulmonary rehabilitation unit, Ginger Kieffer was given a name and number of a patient to call, to tell them about the services of the rehab unit.

September 21, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Crosby not running, backs Kublin

Jeff Kublin announced his candidacy for a seat on Rincon's city council last week. He is the only challenger to the incumbents so far.

September 20, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Picking up the pieces

An Effingham County couple is trying to rebuild their lives after losing their home to lightning on Wednesday afternoon.

September 20, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Three qualify on first day for Springfield City Council

Three Springfield residents qualified Monday for the city council election.

September 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Air Force honors Peigh

Georgia Air National Guardsman Daniel W. Peigh of Guyton, a 25-year veteran of the 117th Air Control Squadron in Savannah, was recently awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal at ceremonies held at the Hunter Army Airfield unit.

September 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Kublin to run for Rincon City Council

Jeff Kublin, a resident of Rincon since 1996, has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Rincon City Council in this coming November's election.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon's building and zoning inspector resigns

Cathy Hughes, Rincon's long-time building and zoning inspector resigns.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Eagle Scout honored

On Aug. 21, Troop 165 proudly held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Daniel Jerald Smith at the Rincon's Lions Club.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners raise questions over state water plan draft

As Georgia tries to come up with a plan to manage its water resources, Effingham County officials are wondering just how much say they'll have in their future water needs.

September 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff’s office happy under one good roof

The various arms of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are now under one roof - and just as happy as Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie appears to be for that, he's also happy to have them under a roof and in a building that won't be as much of a problem.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


I-95/21 interchange bid could be awarded this summer

Effingham County's transportation ills could be getting a little bit of remedy, starting this spring.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield adds more parking

Springfield City Council members addressed a long-standing goal at their Jan. 13 meeting.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police sets sights on acquiring second K-9

The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners still have questions on transportation resolution

Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to sign off on a resolution forged by a statewide legislative committee exploring ways to finance transportation improvements.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners OK new sheriff’s office

There are still a few items left to address, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is settled into its new home.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves recreation master plan

With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former mayor pleads guilty

A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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