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IDA to take wide-ranging look at projects

With three massive projects already on the table, and potentially prospects heating up, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to arrange a strategic planning session for its members.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Suit challenging Hinely’s IDA seat dismissed

The last bit of litigation for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has fallen by the wayside, much to the joy of IDA members, one in particular.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Perdue signs hospital reform bill

On May 13, Georgia House Bill 1234 was signed at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham lands Go Fish Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the selection of eight additional facilities for the Go Fish Georgia Program. The additional mega-ramps sites announced Friday, including one for Effingham County, will bring the total up to 18 ramps funded by the program.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross disaster teams respond to Mother's Day storms

American Red Cross Chapters in Savannah Brunswick and Statesboro continue to provide food, shelter, clothing and other emergency assistance to families affected by the tornadoes that swept through Georgia on May 11. Areas with damage include Emanuel, Tattnall, Bulloch, Montgomery, Toombs, Glynn and McIntosh counties.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Busy days for Rincon firefighters

An empty house in the Staffordshire development was hit by a lightning strike, destroying the roof, Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Waller denied bond

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Gates Peed denied bond for the father of a toddler whose case has drawn widespread attention.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield OKs two August events

The Springfield City Council approved two fundraisers to be held at the fairgrounds in August.

June 05, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Guyton light put on hold?

The red light for Guyton's most notorious intersection may have to wait - for a while.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County adopts indigent burial policy

Indigent families may be able to turn to the county for help for burial of a loved one.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State suspends diesel tax for off-road uses

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order Monday suspending the collection of the state gas tax on diesel sold for off-road uses.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County weighs options on cutting fuel bills

Effingham County officials are looking at ways to pare fuel costs.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Plans moving ahead for seniors-only housing

Effingham County commissioners took the first steps to two possible housing developments, including one reserved for seniors, at their meeting last week.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Burn patient upgraded

One of the most seriously hurt workers in the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion has been upgraded from critical condition, according to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State of emergency declared for 6 counties

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in six counties affected by the severe weather that passed through Georgia Saturday night. The six counties are Bibb, Carroll, Douglas, Jefferson, Johnson and Laurens.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications sought

Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications are due Nov. 10 by 3 p.m.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels draw state champ in volleyball bracket

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County faces a big task and a big opportunity in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Saturday.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Girl Scouts observe birthday of founder

Effingham County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Oct. 7 at Daisy's Birthday Bash hosted by Troop 30197.

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Trio arrested, suspected of illegal collection and reproduction of financial card information

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department apprehended three Florida men Wednesday. Each is suspected to be involved in the illegal collection and reproduction of financial card ...

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Heritage, headed to Columbus

SPRINGFIELD -- Johnny Coleman is a man of few words. After watching his team play Wednesday, he was virtually speechless.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Greyhounds race past Mustangs

GUYTON -- South Effingham's playoff run came to an end Wednesday after dropping two games to Jones County.

October 18, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon named one of Georgia's top places to raise a family

According to nerdwallet.com, Rincon is one of the best cities to raise a family in Georgia.

October 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee touts record of customer service

RINCON - Even though Ken Lee recently retired from the grocery business after 46 years, he never retired from customer service.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ricker seeking to assist citizens on larger scale

RINCON - Public service keeps strengthening its powerful grip on Christi Ricker.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield's Krall receives degree

Wilkes University of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., held its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 10 in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference ...

October 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Heartache lingers for Mustangs

GUYTON - Another game. Another heartbreaking loss for South Effingham.

October 17, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Vietnam veterans receive recognition

SPRINGFIELD - The ceremonial pat on the back they received Thursday night won't relieve the sting left by the way they were treated decades ago ...

October 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham's Hinely receives top teaching award

RINCON -- South Effingham Elementary School teacher Jincy Hinely believes in her students. She has lots of people who believe in her, too.

October 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton student graduates from Valdosta State

Brittney Hunter of Guyton has earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology from Valdosta State University.

October 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels unload bench in opening round of playoffs

SPRINGFIELD -- The pressure that usually comes with playoff games left Rebel Field early Friday afternoon and it didn't leave alone.

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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