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Ex-chief sues city over open meetings

A former Rincon police chief is now charging the city with violating state open records statutes and has filed suit against Rincon for violating open meetings statutes.

December 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Parkway a matter of time, money

The long-awaited Effingham Parkway may have to wait a little longer, if the state Department of Transportation's fiscal woes prolong or worsen.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Building boom

Crews are working feverishly on the EFACEC site, Effingham Industrial Development Authority members said.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Rincon holds the line on its millage

Rincon City Council approved the 2009 operating budget during last Monday night's meeting. And once again, they have done so without charging its resident city property taxes. They voted to set the 2008 millage rate at zero mills.

December 29, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

IDA’s holdings to get even more global publicity

Effingham County is going to be getting a little more exposure to site selection specialists.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Guyton residents want city to flush plans for sewage plant

About 100 angry citizens lined up in Guyton's old school gymnasium on Tuesday night to voice their opposition to the city's plans to build a wastewater treatment facility on Riverside Drive.

December 26, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local

Mosley prevails in probate race

Beth Rahn Mosley and her husband Danny wasted no time in one of the more mundane tasks that come after a campaign.

December 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Hinson tops Lewis

With a handshake and a hug, the race for chief magistrate came to a congenial end Tuesday night.

December 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Lawmakers brace citizens for budget cuts

Effingham County's legislative delegation let the people know the cuts to the state budget that are upcoming may be done with an axe and not a scalpel.

December 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Troopers to hit roads in force for New Year's

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to designate a sober driver and not let friends drive drunk in preparation for the 102-hour New Year's holiday travel period.

December 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

IDA, school board close on deal for bus barn land

The Effingham County Board of Education and the Industrial Development Authority have closed on their deal for a parcel of land in the Research Forest Tract.

December 25, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Pay raise on the way for Rincon officers

Qualifying Rincon police officers will see a $1 increase in their hourly wages beginning in January.

December 25, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local

Mosley, Hinson win

With only 486 absentee ballots left to count, Beth Rahn Mosley has won the vacant seat of probate court judge and Scott Hinson will succeed the retiring Preston Exley as chief magistrate.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

ECSO locates missing man

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies have found a man who was last seen Friday.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Election won’t hold up Guyton meeting

The runoff election will not interfere with the city of Guyton's plan to hold a public meeting tonight to discuss the controversial proposed wastewater treatment plant at 7 p.m. in the old school gymnasium on Magnolia Street.

December 23, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

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Guyton officials looking for ways to spruce up city

SPRINGFIELD - Things took at ugly turn during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham meeting at Renasant Bank.

March 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham Health System Board of Directors announces meeting

The Effingham Health System Board of Directors will meet in regular session in the Kieffer Hall community room at Effingham Health System in Springfield on ...

March 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham shells Ware County

GUYTON -- South Effingham's bench players were confident they knew what was going to happen. They have seen similar things many times before.

March 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Early miscue costs Lady Mustangs

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Lady Mustangs played as good as or better than Ware County for 89 minutes Friday. The first 60 seconds were a ...

March 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Municipal governments move to streamline food truck rules

SPRINGFIELD -- During Thursday's Effingham County Industrial Development Authority meeting, it was reported than an effort to make food truck regulations in Effingham County more ...

March 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County's Velasquez attends National Healthy Living Summit

Seven Georgia 4-H youths recently participated in the National Healthy Living Summit for Youth held in Chevy Chase, Md.

March 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Rebels rally in last at-bat to dump Devils

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels went from famine to feast in their game against Statesboro on Wednesday.

March 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Lady Mustangs swat Lady Yellow Jackets

Ella Higdon, Katie Drittler and Sarah Grayson scored against Wayne County on Tuesday, leading the South Effingham Lady Mustangs to a 3-2 win over the ...

March 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Mustangs 'slam' Red Terrors in 14th inning

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs kept knock, knock, knockin' until they got the win Tuesday night.

March 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels douse Blue Devils

STATESBORO -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson pitched another gem Monday night, allowing just three hits in a 3-1 win over the Statesboro Blue Devils.

March 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Family Connection Partner Focus: Treutlen House provides stability

RINCON - Boys whose lives have been rocked by neglect, abuse or abandonment have a place to go to find stability.

March 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Ring aiming for seat in Congress

RINCON - Lisa Ring wants to be at the front of a wave of change sthat he believes the nation needs.

March 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mars Theatre to present Clovers & Co.

SPRINGFIELD - The Georgia 4-H show choir Clovers & Co. will be performing at the Mars Theatre on March 24 at 7 p.m.

March 13, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Fun event gives Family Promise of Effingham financial boost

RINCON - Michael Tageson's donation was a little larger than he had planned.

March 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

ECHS poultry judging teams advance to state competition

Students from South Effingham High School, Effingham County High School, Effingham County Middle School, South Effingham Middle School and Ebenezer Middle School competed in the ...

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

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