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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


Isakson, Chambliss vote against budget resolution, saying it would raise taxes

WASHINGTON - Expressing dismay over the Senate's plan to increase spending and raise taxes, U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., voted against final passage Thursday night of the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution, which passed by a vote of 51 to 41.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Baby Aiden's father denied bond

The father of an Effingham County baby still recovering from suspected child abuse in a Savannah hospital was denied bond and his case was bound over to the grand jury Thursday morning.

April 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson votes to halt earmarks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., voted for an amendment to the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution that would have imposed a year-long moratorium on congressional earmarks.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Refinery explosion victim dies at burn center

Officials at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta said that one of the patients from the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion died Friday.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney's run involves a lot of walking

"Contrary to popular opinion, Georgia is not flat," said Congressional candidate Ray McKinney (R-Savannah), who has been walking the 12th Congressional District for the past four and a half weeks.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon teen collapses, dies watching parade

A Rincon teenager who collapsed while watching the St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah on Friday died, accordingto the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

April 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield adopts liquor by the drink ordinance

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance to issue permits to restaurants to sell liquor by the drink.

April 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Meeting planned for Exley tract proposal

Effingham County staff will meet tonight with developers of the Exley tract and nearby residents to go over proposed plans for the area.

April 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton gets a green light for its red light

Guyton's long-awaited traffic light may be reality soon.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Tearing the house down

Community member gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking "Wall Destruction" at the United Way Effingham Service Center. Those in attendance took swings at the wall for $5 a hit in support of the renovations that will begin at the center on Friday. The renovations are expected to be complete in June, and the center will house eight agencies including the United Way when the renovations are complete.

April 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Relay for Life will hold kids walk as part of the annual event for the second year

This year, the American Cancer Society's Effingham County Relay For Life will have its second annual Kid's Walk for kindergarten through fifth grade boys and girls.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rietkovich crowned Junior Miss St. Patrick’s Day

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | 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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