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Springfield OKs deals for sewage plant, water work

The Springfield City Council approved agreements with EMC Engineering for upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility, a new well and phase one and two of the Highway 21 waterline extension at its meeting Tuesday night.

March 06, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Colonial to match donations

United Way of the Coastal Empire has received an outpouring of community support to help the victims and their families who are affected by the destruction caused by the explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on Feb. 7.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson, Chambliss sign on to bill to reform budget process

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Wednesday in introducing bipartisan legislation to end reckless spending and reform the federal budget process by converting it to a two-year cycle, with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to oversight of federal programs.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow praises bipartisan effort on stimulus package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) praised the enactment of a bipartisan economic stimulus plan Wednesday after President Bush signed the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Municipalities map out possible service delivery strategy

Officials from Rincon, Springfield and Guyton came to an agreement Thursday on where they would like their water and sewer service delivery areas to be.

March 04, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Two Effingham men still critical after blast

Two Effingham County men are continuing the fight for recovery after being hurt in Thursday night's explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

March 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Richards' hearing postponed

A preliminary hearing and a probation revocation hearing Monday for a mother accused of child abuse were postponed.

March 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners cool to merging magistrate, probate

Effingham County commissioners likely won't take a proposal to merge the magistrate and probate courts much further.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


At least 3 killed in refinery explosion

Authorities said Friday afternoon that rescue teams have discovered three bodies in the wreckage of the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth following a massive explosion and fire there Thursday night.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


One Effingham man badly hurt in blast

An Effingham County man is said to be recovering in a burn treatment center at an Augusta hospital after being injured in Thursday night's explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County may re-think closing prison

Effingham County commissioners have toyed with the idea of closing the Effingham Prison. But they may be having second thoughts after Warden Ronald Spears' presentation Tuesday afternoon.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Liquor wins in a landslide

By an overwhelming margin, voters across Effingham County have approved referendums to allow liquor by the drink sales.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Voting twice doesn't bother Springfield residents

Residents of Springfield voted to approve liquor by the drink sales Tuesday by a vote of 160 to 102.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County gets to work on new alcohol ordinance

Even as voters were casting ballots on a liquor by the drink referendum, Effingham County commissioners discussed what they wanted in an alcohol ordinance should the measure pass.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow blasts Bush budget

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) released the following statement in response to President Bush's FY09 budget proposal:

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Nominations for Herb Jones Award now being taken by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County will be hosting their 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Award Banquet on Thursday, April 6, at ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS Cancer Care Center opens its doors

SPRINGFIELD - Expert cancer care is coming to Effingham County.

March 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local


4-H archers compete at State Invitational

Effingham County 4-H Archers competed in the State Indoor Archery Invitational at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry in January.

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Nighttime Striping Scheduled on SR 21 at DDI

Weather permitting, contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be thermostriping tomorrow night beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. on SR ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


ECMS team wins area FFA event

The Effingham County Middle School FFA recently won the Area 4 FFA Conduct of Chapter Meeting Career Development Event. The event was held at Southeastern ...

March 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rincon City Council approves work order

The Rincon City Council voted unanimously to approve a motion to pay $28,800 for the 9th Street Extension Project.

March 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Music In Our Schools Concert a hit as students let voices be heard

A lot of joyful noise was heard Thursday night at Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton as choirs from four Effingham County schools performed as part ...

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell cuts ribbon; new Welcome Center opens

Hundreds of Georgia residents – many from Effingham County – turned out Friday morning to the ribbon cutting of the new Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 95 ...

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECSO Searching for Runaway Juvenile

Effingham County Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a runaway juvenile, Shane Caleb Sellers, 16 of Bloomingdale, GA.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Recreation and Parks holds 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Effingham County Recreation and Parks hosted the 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run in downtown Springfield.

March 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Blandford Elementary's Family Academic Night brings out the heroes

Blandford Elementary School hosted Family Academic Night on Feb. 23, where students and parents were able to enjoy food, door prizes, games, face painting, animals ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI striping installation scheduled this week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled moving lane closures with crash trucks on SR 21 north and south bound and the I-95 ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, Guyton Elementary earn Title I honors

Two Effingham County elementary schools were honored recently by the Georgia Department of Education as both were named to the 2016-2017 list of Title I ...

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Taste of Effingham a sweet treat for all

Hundreds of patrons got a taste of local cuisine Thursday night as they took part in the 7th Annual Taste of Effingham, an event showcasing ...

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction ...

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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