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Guyton going with new cell phone plan for city employees

Guyton's police and other employees will be able to talk to each other and everybody else more clearly after the city council approved a new cell phone plan.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton maps out possible new service delivery area

Guyton's city council also accepted a proposed revision to its service delivery area last Monday, which will expand the territory the city will serve with water and wastewater. The boundary will extend roughly north to Tusculum Road, east to Little McCall Road, south to Pineora and west to the Ogeechee River.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McDuffie completes NSI session

Longmont, Colo. - Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office completed participation in the 93rd session of the National Sheriffs' Institute held in Longmont, Colo., Sept. 9-15.

December 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton waiting to get capacity from EPD

Guyton's plans for additional sewage capacity could have an impact on a subdivision under construction off Old Louisville Road.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield election results

Troy Allen, Butch Kieffer and Max Neidlinger were elected to the Springfield City Council on Tuesday.

December 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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


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FFA members from SEMS, ECMS attend Discovery Conference

COVINGTON – Members of the ECMS and SEMSFFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association's Discovery Conference on Jan. 27-28 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near ...

February 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rep. Rick Allen's staff to visit Springfield

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced Tuesday that his staff will be holding Community Office Hours in Springfield on Thursday, March ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Dead body found behind Gamestop in Rincon

A death investigation is underway in Rincon after police say a dead body was found Wednesday afternoon.

February 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton Police Chief terminated by Mayor

Guyton Police Chief Kelphie Lundy has been removed from his position effective immediately. The announcement came Monday during a Guyton City Council meeting.

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham farmer honored

Jerry Graham, of Effingham County, was awarded the title of 2016 Conservationist of the Year Feb. 2 by the Bankers and Supervisors of the Ogeechee ...

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Gateway returning to Rincon

The Gateway Community Service Board announced recently the relocation of all operations in Effingham County.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Donors urgently needed to increase winter blood supply for Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI Construction Continues On SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will use lane closures on SR 21 north and southbound lanes in Port Wentworth Monday through Friday of ...

February 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Many trees down in Pineora area due to weather

Wednesday night's severe weather knocked down dozens of trees in the Pineora area, leaving residents with quite the mess to clean up.

February 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham woman attends Trump's Inauguration

While millions of people around the world watched newly inaugurated President Donald Trump take the Oath of Office in front of the Capitol Building in ...

February 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Marcus Wade Tebeau Indicted on Multiple Charges of Sexual Exploitation of Children

Marcus Wade Tebeau, 37, of Rincon, was indicted on Jan. 31 for sex charges involving a child.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SEHS junior Darius Scott pens winning speech

They say a picture says a thousand words, but when you have the public speaking skills of Darius Scott, pictures aren't needed.

February 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


I-16/Old River Road Interchange Project set to begin early

ATLANTA - Effingham County will see improvements to the interchange at I-16/Old River Road three years earlier than originally anticipated.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham students serve as pages during trip to Capitol Building

Students from Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and Ebenezer Middle School got an opportunity to learn more about how the government works ...

February 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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