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Guyton going with new cell phone plan for city employees

Guyton's police and other employees will be able to talk to each other and everybody else more clearly after the city council approved a new cell phone plan.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton maps out possible new service delivery area

Guyton's city council also accepted a proposed revision to its service delivery area last Monday, which will expand the territory the city will serve with water and wastewater. The boundary will extend roughly north to Tusculum Road, east to Little McCall Road, south to Pineora and west to the Ogeechee River.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McDuffie completes NSI session

Longmont, Colo. - Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office completed participation in the 93rd session of the National Sheriffs' Institute held in Longmont, Colo., Sept. 9-15.

December 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton waiting to get capacity from EPD

Guyton's plans for additional sewage capacity could have an impact on a subdivision under construction off Old Louisville Road.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield election results

Troy Allen, Butch Kieffer and Max Neidlinger were elected to the Springfield City Council on Tuesday.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield tries to bolster its police ranks

The Springfield City Council approved a change in the hiring policy for the police department and an ordinance to prevent obstruction of fire hydrants.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


New doctor feels at home

What drew Dr. James Cornwell to leave suburban Atlanta and open his practice in Springfield? The answer is simple.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Phillips to lead Rincon parade

Effingham County Commission Chairperson Verna Phillips will lead the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas parade as grand marshal.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Exhange Club delivers Freedom Shrine to EMS

The Veterans Day commemoration at Ebenezer Middle School included the formal acceptance and dedication of the Freedom Shrine that has been installed at the school by the Effingham Exchange Club. The presentation of the exhibit was made by Reggie Loper, president of the Exchange Club, and received by EMS Principal Beth Helmly.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital picks builder of imaging center

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees has selected Jack Carter Construction for the building of the Effingham Hospital's new Multi-modality Imaging Center at a cost of $1.28 million.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Citizens tell council don't fence them in

The Springfield City Council discussed an ordinance restricting fences and bushes that block driver vision at street corners and pulling out of driveways.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Georgia Guard gets first female leader

The Georgia National Guard pinned its newest general recently when Maria L. Britt was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Garvin, Lovett win big in three-way races

Mayor Michael Garvin will begin a full four-year term after Guyton voters overwhelmingly re-elected him Tuesday.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Super 7's super indeed for Rincon railroad engineer

ATLANTA - A retired railroad engineer from Rincon has reached a lucky crossing. Larry Findley won $100,000 playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Millionaire Super 7's.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Henry: EFACEC biggest local industrial deal in years

When Portuguese company EFACEC drops anchor in Effingham County soon, it could mean an overseas journey for dozens of prospective employees.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students' deaths

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements ...

April 21, 2016 | By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


UGA to dedicate cabins at Wormsloe

SAVANNAH-The University of Georgia will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest facilities, the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe cabins, on Friday ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Religious freedom bill likely to be revived in 2017

The religious freedom bill vetoed last month by Gov. Nathan Deal could be revived in a future General Assembly session, state Rep. Jon Burns said.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton City Council hits stalemate trying to fill seat

Filling the vacant seat on Guyton City Council will have to wait at least one more meeting.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dig it - top archaeologists to survey Springfield historic site

Some of the nation's top archaeologists will be trekking across the city of Springfield's property near the famed Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to light up sky again for July 4th

Rincon's Freedom Rings celebration will be set to tune of fireworks again this year.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as ...

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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