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Retreat leads to forward thinking

Effingham County leaders headed back from a retreat with a renewed commitment to working together, organizers said.

September 06, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Sheriff pulls resource officer to handle sex offender registry

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has asked Effingham County commissioners to fund a new position to handle sex offender registration at the sheriff's office.

September 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Rotary Clubs band together for blood drive

In an effort to boost critically low local blood supplies, several Rotary Clubs are coming together to host a blood drive Aug. 21.

September 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Schofield enjoyed time as city manager

Rincon interim City Manager David Schofield has less than a week left in his temporary post before new city manager Donald Toms takes the reins.

September 04, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


National Night Out heats up Springfield

Springfield hosted its 18th annual National Night Out on Tuesday at Ulmer Park as part of the nationwide effort.

September 04, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


County, IDA finish pact on I-16 park sewer

Plans for water and sewer service at the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's I-16 project are moving ahead after Effingham County commissioners agreed to a pact with the IDA on Tuesday.

September 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Boston not going far from Effingham

In terms of mileage, Rebecca Boston is going far. In terms of a challenge, it's more than a leap.

September 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Poll shows most 12th District voters back tobacco regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll of registered voters in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia finds that 64 percent of voters support Congress passing a bill to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) is a cosponsor of the legislation. As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Barrow is expected to play a key role on this legislation.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Chambliss, Isakson laud new border security steps

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the announcement by the Bush Administration to implement a series of border security measures as a positive step forward but renewed their call for President Bush to send an emergency supplemental bill to Congress to fully fund border security.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Mobley speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Evonne Mobley, System CTAE coordinator for the Effingham County Board of Education, spoke to the Effingham Rotary Sunrise about the Effingham Career Academy and its benefits to the community.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary "pins" new members

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


National Night Out to host PPA Kids group

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies, will be in Springfield, stopping at the National Night Out 2007 tonight at Ulmer Park.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


BOE, city approve deal for water line

The Effingham County Board of Education approved an agreement with the city of Springfield to run a water line down Highway 119.

August 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Effingham officials preparing to retreat

Government and local officials from Effingham County are preparing to make the annual trip to Jekyll Island to attend the 2007 Effingham Chamber of Commerce community retreat.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Guyton to put surplus items up for bid, sale

Guyton's city council held a special called meeting Monday morning to dispose of property and purchase additional property.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | 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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