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Senior citizens getting used to the information age

The United Way decided to make use of computers donated by holding senior computer classes at the center in Rincon.

September 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


County asks for right direction

In an effort to help clear the congestion on Effingham County roads, county commissioners asked local legislative delegation to help point them down the right road.

September 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Learning and growing

Ashley Boland, director of the Learning Treehouse, said the new location was opened to offer an after school program for students at Rincon and Ebenezer elementary schools.

September 18, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


County OK'd sheriff request

Effingham County commissioners have approved the sheriff's office adding a sex offender registry position.

September 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Local Democrats attend state function

In a program dedicated to the public service of the late Sen. Richard Russell, the annual leadership award was given to Rep. Calvin Smyre of Columbus. Smyre was elected to the Georgia House in 1974 and was its youngest member at age 26. He had chaired and continued to serve on the prestigious Rules Committee and as chair of the University System of Georgia Committee.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bevill speaks to Rotary

Janis Bevill of the Effingham County Tax Assessors Office spoke to the Sunrise Rotary members. Bevill explained the legal process of working through all the appeals.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County to discuss personnel issues

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a look at a handful of changes in job titles and job descriptions for county employees at their meeting today.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield, BOE reach water deal

Springfield City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Effingham Board of Education Councilmen approved the agreement with the Board of Education to run a water line down Highway 119 to furnish Effingham County Middle and Effingham County High schools with water from the city.

September 14, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Fire's in their blood

Firefighters from Effingham County and nine other departments took part in their annual pressurized container fire control class at South Effingham High School on Saturday.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Rincon to move city's first post office

Rincon's city council has decided to acquire the city's first post office building and move it behind the police department for the time being.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners unhappy with response, or lack thereof, from CGRDC

It's 90 miles from the Effingham County commissioners' office to the headquarters of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick, but the gap seems even greater to commissioners.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rotary to the Rescue blood drive

On Tuesday area Rotary clubs, including the Effingham Sunrise Rotary, held their annual blood drive. Several pints of blood were donated in an effort to help the Red Cross improve their emergency blood supplies.

September 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon turns down townhome development

The residents of the Williamsburg subdivision dodged a close call as their neighborhood was spared a new townhouse community at Monday night's city council meeting.

September 11, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Suspected thief caught on video turned in

A bike thief was arrested Tuesday for stealing a teenager's bike off his front porch early Monday morning.

September 11, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Springfield shows off newest fire truck

Springfield Fire Chief Edwin Rahn Jr. showed the Springfield City Council the fire department's new truck Tuesday night.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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