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Springfield tries to bolster its police ranks

The Springfield City Council approved a change in the hiring policy for the police department and an ordinance to prevent obstruction of fire hydrants.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


New doctor feels at home

What drew Dr. James Cornwell to leave suburban Atlanta and open his practice in Springfield? The answer is simple.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Phillips to lead Rincon parade

Effingham County Commission Chairperson Verna Phillips will lead the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas parade as grand marshal.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Exhange Club delivers Freedom Shrine to EMS

The Veterans Day commemoration at Ebenezer Middle School included the formal acceptance and dedication of the Freedom Shrine that has been installed at the school by the Effingham Exchange Club. The presentation of the exhibit was made by Reggie Loper, president of the Exchange Club, and received by EMS Principal Beth Helmly.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital picks builder of imaging center

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees has selected Jack Carter Construction for the building of the Effingham Hospital's new Multi-modality Imaging Center at a cost of $1.28 million.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Citizens tell council don't fence them in

The Springfield City Council discussed an ordinance restricting fences and bushes that block driver vision at street corners and pulling out of driveways.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Georgia Guard gets first female leader

The Georgia National Guard pinned its newest general recently when Maria L. Britt was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Garvin, Lovett win big in three-way races

Mayor Michael Garvin will begin a full four-year term after Guyton voters overwhelmingly re-elected him Tuesday.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Super 7's super indeed for Rincon railroad engineer

ATLANTA - A retired railroad engineer from Rincon has reached a lucky crossing. Larry Findley won $100,000 playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Millionaire Super 7's.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Henry: EFACEC biggest local industrial deal in years

When Portuguese company EFACEC drops anchor in Effingham County soon, it could mean an overseas journey for dozens of prospective employees.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


For honors

Before an overflow crowd, the newly-formed Effingham Community Orchestra did its part in recognizing the service of America's soldiers past and present.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Exley addresses Sunrise Rotary

Judge Preston Exley spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on Tuesday. He described the Magistrate Court's case load and answered several questions about the legal process.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC signs on the dotted line

ATLANTA - Signed, sealed and entregar.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work on old courthouse hits impasse

A deadlock has left Effingham County commissioners at an impasse on how to proceed in restoring the old courthouse.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Flonnory, Jones attend CGRDC orientation

Brunswick – Effingham County residents, Barry Flonnory and Herb Jones attended a full day of new board member orientation on Oct. 24 at the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death.

January 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State’s College and Career Ready Index is released

The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley.

December 23, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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