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All the bells, whistles and sirens

The gleaming new red fire truck is a welcome sight for the Rincon Fire Department - and not just because it was delivered well ahead of schedule.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA to take wide-ranging look at projects

With three massive projects already on the table, and potentially prospects heating up, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to arrange a strategic planning session for its members.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Suit challenging Hinely’s IDA seat dismissed

The last bit of litigation for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has fallen by the wayside, much to the joy of IDA members, one in particular.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Perdue signs hospital reform bill

On May 13, Georgia House Bill 1234 was signed at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham lands Go Fish Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the selection of eight additional facilities for the Go Fish Georgia Program. The additional mega-ramps sites announced Friday, including one for Effingham County, will bring the total up to 18 ramps funded by the program.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross disaster teams respond to Mother's Day storms

American Red Cross Chapters in Savannah Brunswick and Statesboro continue to provide food, shelter, clothing and other emergency assistance to families affected by the tornadoes that swept through Georgia on May 11. Areas with damage include Emanuel, Tattnall, Bulloch, Montgomery, Toombs, Glynn and McIntosh counties.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Busy days for Rincon firefighters

An empty house in the Staffordshire development was hit by a lightning strike, destroying the roof, Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Waller denied bond

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Gates Peed denied bond for the father of a toddler whose case has drawn widespread attention.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield OKs two August events

The Springfield City Council approved two fundraisers to be held at the fairgrounds in August.

June 05, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Guyton light put on hold?

The red light for Guyton's most notorious intersection may have to wait - for a while.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County adopts indigent burial policy

Indigent families may be able to turn to the county for help for burial of a loved one.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State suspends diesel tax for off-road uses

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order Monday suspending the collection of the state gas tax on diesel sold for off-road uses.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County weighs options on cutting fuel bills

Effingham County officials are looking at ways to pare fuel costs.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Plans moving ahead for seniors-only housing

Effingham County commissioners took the first steps to two possible housing developments, including one reserved for seniors, at their meeting last week.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Burn patient upgraded

One of the most seriously hurt workers in the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion has been upgraded from critical condition, according to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Christmas colors

Instead of their school colors, many South Effingham students donned the red and green of Christmas during Friday's home basketball games versus Effingham County ...

December 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- It wasn't necessary to look at the scoreboard to determine which team won Friday night's girls basketball game at South Effingham. The ...

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Perseverance pays for South Effingham's Harris

GUYTON -- Faith Harris was undaunted by a torn ACL that kept her from playing volleyball during her senior year at South Effingham High School.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crashes occur regularly at Hwy 17-Blue Jay Road intersection

GUYTON -- Jay Patel is rarely an eyewitness to the crashes. He hears them regularly, however.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs avenge loss to Lady Bobcats

GUYTON -- Taking care of the ball helped the South Effingham Lady Mustangs take care of busines.

December 14, 2017 | | Local


Subject in officer-involved shooting identified

SPRINGFIELD -- The subject involved in the officer-involved shooting Tuesday night at Paddleford Subdivision was 50-year-old Marcia Metzger Aiken of Effingham County.

December 14, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Elected officials discuss issues over breakfast

RINCON -- Effingham County business leaders, school officials and interested citizens were served a few morsels of information with their breakfast during Wednesday's Legislative Eggs ...

December 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


GBI to probe officer-involved shooting in Paddleford

SPRINGFIELD -- On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in Paddleford Subdivision about a woman threatening suicide.

December 13, 2017 | | Local


Santa gives more than toys

Red Cross conducted a blood drive at Goshen United Methodist Church in Guyton on Tuesday,

December 12, 2017 | | Local


Empty Stocking Fund needs filling

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is accepting donations.

December 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Cheese passion churns into business venture

SPRINGFIELD -- Richard and Wendy Cowart have carved out a small, unique piece of Georgia'a agricultural pie.

December 11, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Douglas graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Nicholas J. Douglas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 11, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Rebels recognized at banquet

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County High School softball team conducted its end-of-season awards banquet Dec. 4 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Man dies in single-vehicle crash

SPRINGFIELD -- On Saturday around 10:30 p.m., 41-year-old George Mitchell Hewitt of Gilbert, S.C., was killed in a single-vehicle accident.

December 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Ribbon cut on Clarence Morgan Complex

SPRINGFIELD -- Saturday morning's damp, dreary weather didn't hinder the celebration of a facility that will brighten the lives of current Effingham County residents ...

December 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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