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Zeigler to announce run for chairman

Curtis Dustin "Dusty" Zeigler will announce his candidacy for county commission chairman on Monday at noon at the Effingham County Judicial Complex.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon taps Berry as next chief

A veteran of the Newport News, Va., Police Department has been hired as the next police chief of Rincon.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners table Exley tract rezoning

A controversial rezoning proposal will wait another four weeks before it's brought before the Effingham County commissioners.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Storm cleanup continues (update: 4)

Red Cross volunteers worked Tuesday to assess the damage done by the tornado that hit the Ebenezer area Saturday night as those affected by the damage continued to clean up.

April 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County sticking to 55-45 provision in alcohol law

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with an ordinance that approves liquor by the drink in restaurants - as long those establishments make at least 55 percent of their profit from the sale of food.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield gets GEFA loan for sprayfield

Springfield has been awarded a $5.4 million loan by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority for the planned sprayfield and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant.

April 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


McKinney takes message, campaign to the street--on foot

The odds are long for Ray McKinney. He's well aware of that. And for the last few weeks, the road has been long, too.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Neighbors, strangers help pick up the pieces (update: 2)

Family, friends and complete strangers descended on the neighborhood at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Woodland Drive to help residents there clean up from the aftermath of a possible tornado.

April 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


NWS: 2 tornadoes rumbled through (update: 3)

Two tornadoes touched down Saturday night, causing damage to homes and transmission towers causing approximately 170,000 electric customers to be without power from Springfield to Hinesville.

April 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Salzburgers making big plans for Landing Day 2009

Two projects scheduled to be ready for next year's 275th anniversary of the Salzburgers landing in Georgia are on schedule.

April 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to pay honor to USS Georgia

Effingham County's event to mark the return to service of the submarine USS Georgia is set to take place at the Veterans Park in Springfield on Thursday at 4 p.m.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross responding to tornado damage

To date, Red Cross preliminary damage assessment reports indicate that 47 homes in Effingham County were affected by Saturday night's tornadoes.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Ebenezer community digs out from tornado (update: 1)

Residents along Ebenezer Road are cleaning up and fixing up after a tornado tore through the area late Saturday night.

April 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Tornado warning issued

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a tornado warning for parts of southeast Georgia, including northwest Effingham County.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Questions remain for neighbors on Exley tract plans

Residents near a tract that is up for a controversial rezoning are hoping to get a little more time to go over statistics presented by that property's owners.

April 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters ...

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in ...

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes ...

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

SAVANNAH – Last Friday, the Thunder Task Force came together in Savannah to write 332 citations and 120 warnings to drivers violating traffic laws.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office was notified that Investigators with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had cultivated information that there may ...

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Hussars hold Annual Confederate Memorial Day service

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 welcomed friends and guests recently for their annual Confederate Memorial Day Service to honor those who fought and ...

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham educator selected to attend Keystone Science School

RINCON – Jessica Lyons, a 10th and 11th grade environmental and physical science teacher at South Effingham High School, has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend ...

June 15, 2017 | By Carrie Thompson | Local


Rincon City Council denies permit to Williamsburg Townhomes

The Rincon City Council heard arguments both for and against a Master Plan Revision for Williamsburg Townhomes at a meeting Monday night before ultimately deciding ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 banquet for members

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Recognition Banquet Thursday night at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon to hand out awards ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Dr. Franklin Goldwire honored with Treutlen Award Thursday

Dr. Franklin Goldwire was honored Thursday night with the Treutlen Award at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Membership Recognition Banquet, which took place ...

June 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder results in more than 1,200 stops

SAVANNAH – Nearly 1,300 people were affected by the latest wave of Operation Rolling Thunder.

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hollywood actress Renee Lawless pays visit to ECHS

On Friday, May 5, Hollywood celebrity and actress, Renee Lawless (Katherine Cryer on Haves and Have Nots), visited Effingham County High School to teach a ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New Effingham Orthopaedics now seeing patients

Springfield, GA - Effingham Health System is collaborating with Chatham Orthopaedic Associates to offer industry-leading orthopaedic care and sports medicine in Effingham County.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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