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Rincon wants to call in more refs

The Rincon Recreation Department's new director laid out some of the changes and improvements he has in mind to city council members.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Taking lessons from a life

The lessons Mary Bright wants to impart from her father's tragic and untimely death have more to do with how he lived, rather than how he died.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

House approves Barrow-Stupak amendment for veterans mileage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment, introduced by John Barrow (D-Savannah) and Bart Stupak (D-Michigan), to H.R. 6599, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009. This amendment will prevent the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) from increasing the deductible that disabled veterans must pay in order to receive their mileage reimbursement when they travel to get medical treatment.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Rural transit to get rolling by year's end

The regional rural transit system scheduled to start this month may not get rolling until later this year.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

ECSO ready to re-start Explorers

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is searching for Explorers.

August 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

RFD ready to ‘fill the boot’ for MDA

Firefighters in Rincon battle more than fires.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

McKinney: ‘It was a blast’

A few hundred votes in his former home county could have turned the tide for Ray McKinney.

August 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Georgia ports set records for FY08

Georgia Ports Authority's Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced the GPA handled more than 2.6 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers) in fiscal year 2008, a 14.9-percent increase, setting a record for containers handled at the port of Savannah.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Citizens continue to raise questions with Guyton

Frustrated citizens voiced their concerns with such issues as the environmental and financial impacts during a public meeting on Guyton's proposed wastewater treatment plant.

August 19, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Isakson hails measure to stimulate housing market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to stimulate the nation's declining housing market. The legislation passed by a vote of 72-13.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Senators to take up combustible dust issue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., reacted to the findings by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that Imperial Sugar "egregiously and willfully" violated safety and health standards by allowing excessive amounts of combustible dust to collect in its Port Wentworth facility.

August 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Young man victim of apparent drowning

A young man apparently drowned in a pond near Old River Road early Thursday afternoon.

August 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Sandi Van Orden | Local

City gets GEFA loan to put in new well

Springfield has been given a loan by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority for $1.38 million to build a new well and connect the two systems by running water lines down Highway 21.

August 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Springfield wants new decorations for Christmas

The Springfield City Council discussed Tuesday night purchasing new Christmas decorations for Laurel Street.

August 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Gunning for traffic

Traffic accidents in Rincon have decreased, and the Rincon Police Department has stepped up its traffic enforcement.

August 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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South Effingham shells Ware County

GUYTON -- South Effingham's bench players were confident they knew what was going to happen. They have seen similar things many times before.

March 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Early miscue costs Lady Mustangs

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Lady Mustangs played as good as or better than Ware County for 89 minutes Friday. The first 60 seconds were a ...

March 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Municipal governments move to streamline food truck rules

SPRINGFIELD -- During Thursday's Effingham County Industrial Development Authority meeting, it was reported than an effort to make food truck regulatiions in Effingham County more ...

March 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County's Velasquez attends National Healthy Living Summit

Seven Georgia 4-H youths recently participated in the National Healthy Living Summit for Youth held in Chevy Chase, Md.

March 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Rebels rally in last at-bat to dump Devils

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels went from famine to feast in their game against Statesboro on Wednesday.

March 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Lady Mustangs swat Lady Yellow Jackets

Ella Higdon, Katie Drittler and Sarah Grayson scored against Wayne County on Tuesday, leading the South Effingham Lady Mustangs to a 3-2 win over the ...

March 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Mustangs 'slam' Red Terrors in 14th inning

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs kept knock, knock, knockin' until they got the win Tuesday night.

March 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels douse Blue Devils

STATESBORO -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson pitched another gem Monday night, allowing just three hits in a 3-1 win over the Statesboro Blue Devils.

March 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Family Connection Partner Focus: Treutlen House provides stability

RINCON - Boys whose lives have been rocked by neglect, abuse or abandonment have a place to go to find stability.

March 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Ring aiming for seat in Congress

RINCON - Lisa Ring wants to be at the front of a wave of change sthat he believes the nation needs.

March 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mars Theatre to present Clovers & Co.

SPRINGFIELD - The Georgia 4-H show choir Clovers & Co. will be performing at the Mars Theatre on March 24 at 7 p.m.

March 13, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Fun event gives Family Promise of Effingham financial boost

RINCON - Michael Tageson's donation was a little larger than he had planned.

March 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

ECHS poultry judging teams advance to state competition

Students from South Effingham High School, Effingham County High School, Effingham County Middle School, South Effingham Middle School and Ebenezer Middle School competed in the ...

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham sweeps Crisp County

GUYTON - After a staggering start, the South Effingham Mustangs appear to have regained their footing.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

15-run inning propels Rebels to victory

SPRINGFIELD - A 15-run balloon popped in the faces of the Burke County Bears on Saturday.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

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