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Guyton picks new garbage service provider

Guyton will have a new garbage collection service beginning April 1.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Locals step up to donate blood

United Way Effingham Service Center sponsored a local American Red Cross blood drive on Friday. The blood drive was being held to address the need for blood for burn victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC ups its bond to $175M

A Portuguese manufacturer that will be setting up shop in Effingham County may be making an even bigger splash than anticipated.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to try one more time at SDA agreement

Effingham County commissioners are willing to make one more, and perhaps one last, try to come to terms with Rincon on a service delivery area amenable to both entities.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Zeigler to lend hand in fundraising

Former New York Giants center and life-long resident of Effingham County Dusty Zeigler has joined the fundraising efforts in Effingham County for the victims of the Imperial Sugar Plant disaster.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Oxnard, Sprague families make lead gift

The Oxnard and Sprague families have made a lead gift of $250,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire to expand efforts to assist those affected by the sugar refinery explosion in Port Wentworth.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Stimulus payments to start in May

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service advised taxpayers that in most cases they will not have to do anything extra this year to get the economic stimulus payments beginning in May.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary clubs to put their motto into action

Effingham's Rotary Clubs will be living the group's motto Saturday morning.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County works on alcohol ordinance

As much as Effingham County commissioners want to streamline a proposed alcohol ordinance, county staffers don't want there to be any holes in it that can be exploited.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


2 killed in Saturday accident

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a Saturday evening accident on Highway 30 that resulted in two deaths.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield moving ahead on liquor ordinance

The Springfield City Council continued work on a liquor ordinance Thursday and expects to vote on the ordinance at its Feb 26 meeting.

March 11, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Saturday accident claims two lives

Georgia State Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a Saturday evening accident the resulted in two deaths.

March 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton gets GEFA loan

ATLANTA - Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Chris Clark announced Monday the approval of a Georgia Fund loan of $13,349,950 for the city of Guyton. The loan, approved by the GEFA Executive Committee, will help finance the construction of a 500,000 gallons-per-day wastewater treatment facility.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Comp plan inches closer to approval

Effingham County's much-debated comprehensive plan could be coming closer to approval.

March 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Weather delays signals on Highway 80

The state Department of Transportation announced that the planned opening of Highway 80 from Cherry Street to Highway 17 has been delayed because of weather conditions.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Grammy-nominated recording group The Nelons to perform at First Baptist in Springfield

Nashville, TN - Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will be featured in an exciting event on Saturday, May 20 at 6 ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Sheriffs to continue presence at schools

On April 26, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office began receiving complaints, referencing a rumor that a shooting ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


DDI construction continues tonight in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install a lane closure on SR 21 tonight from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


'A Celebration of Champions' held to honor Springfield Central High

Hundreds of Effingham County residents turned out to witness history Saturday afternoon at the 'Celebration of Champions' banner unveiling that took place in the gymnasium ...

April 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 review

Attendees of the 2017 Eggs and Issues Review Wednesday morning filled their bellies and their minds as three local State Representatives spoke about a number ...

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon council honors 3 for 30 years of service

Three Rincon firemen were honored Monday night at the Rincon City Council meeting for having eclipsed 30 years of service.

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Shaun Stokes found safe

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing boy who was last seen on Sunday, April ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


RepowerIT helping with recycling of electronics in Guyton Saturday

Tomorrow is Earth Day and in celebration of that, RepowerIT is giving the residents of Effingham County a chance to do their part.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 moving lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be collecting data with a moving lane closure utilizing an impact attenuator truck along with law enforcement ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Online grocery pickup headlines Rincon Walmart Supercenter remodel

RINCON - The Walmart Supercenter remodel at 434 S. Columbia Ave. is complete – and, in addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Southern University, Armstrong merger talks continue

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has approved a new organizational chart for the top leadership of the new three-campus Georgia Southern University being ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens selected as finance chairman for "Y" Clubs of Georgia

Representative Bill Hitchens has been selected to serve as the Finance Chairman for the "Y" Clubs of Georgia in Effingham County for 2017.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Suspect commits suicide after U.S. Marshals serve warrant in Clyo

A Clyo man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday after U.S. Marshals served a warrant at his residence.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 47th Bluegrass Festival

They've said it here before, if you appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, then you'll certainly want ...

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local hero Winston Hencely returns home

American flags waved through the air Saturday morning along Highway 21 as local hero, Winston Hencely, made his way back home to Effingham County.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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