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Guyton gets GEFA loan

ATLANTA - Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Chris Clark announced Monday the approval of a Georgia Fund loan of $13,349,950 for the city of Guyton. The loan, approved by the GEFA Executive Committee, will help finance the construction of a 500,000 gallons-per-day wastewater treatment facility.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Comp plan inches closer to approval

Effingham County's much-debated comprehensive plan could be coming closer to approval.

March 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Weather delays signals on Highway 80

The state Department of Transportation announced that the planned opening of Highway 80 from Cherry Street to Highway 17 has been delayed because of weather conditions.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon man succumbs to blast injuries

A Rincon man injured in the Feb. 7 explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth died early Thursday morning in an Augusta hospital.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Lawmakers offer support to workers, company

PORT WENTWORTH - Federal lawmakers Friday hoped to ensure the kind of explosion that damaged the Imperial Sugar refinery and killed nine people so far will be less likely to happen in the future.

March 08, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Benefit event for burn victims scheduled

Effingham County residents have banded together and are making plans for benefit events to help the Effingham-based workers injured in the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 08, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves water deal with IDA

The Springfield City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for water at the I-16 tracts Thursday.

March 08, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon, county to meet on service lines again

Rincon and Effingham County officials are expected to meet sometime next week to try to resolve water and sewer service delivery maps.

March 08, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton police draw praise from longtime resident

The Guyton Police Department got a pat on the back at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton takes a big step for future

Guyton City Council members believe they have taken a big step toward their town's future.

March 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Families keep vigil as blast victims recover

The families of two Effingham County men hurt in the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion last week are optimistic about their recovery and were grateful for the support shown them and the other families this week.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Donors don't mind the wait to give blood

Judy DuBois of Rincon waited for more than two hours to give blood.

March 06, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cities, county to meet on service delivery map

Officials from Effingham County and the county's three municipalities will meet this morning to discuss service delivery area lines.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic lights almost ready on Highway 80

The Georgia Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that Highway 80, Highway 26 from Cherry Street to Highway 17 will soon be open to four lanes of traffic.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs deals for sewage plant, water work

The Springfield City Council approved agreements with EMC Engineering for upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility, a new well and phase one and two of the Highway 21 waterline extension at its meeting Tuesday night.

March 06, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications sought

Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications are due Nov. 10 by 3 p.m.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels draw state champ in volleyball bracket

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County faces a big task and a big opportunity in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Saturday.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Girl Scouts observe birthday of founder

Effingham County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Oct. 7 at Daisy's Birthday Bash hosted by Troop 30197.

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Trio arrested, suspected of illegal collection and reproduction of financial card information

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department apprehended three Florida men Wednesday. Each is suspected to be involved in the illegal collection and reproduction of financial card ...

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Heritage, headed to Columbus

SPRINGFIELD -- Johnny Coleman is a man of few words. After watching his team play Wednesday, he was virtually speechless.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Greyhounds race past Mustangs

GUYTON -- South Effingham's playoff run came to an end Wednesday after dropping two games to Jones County.

October 18, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon named one of Georgia's top places to raise a family

According to nerdwallet.com, Rincon is one of the best cities to raise a family in Georgia.

October 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee touts record of customer service

RINCON - Even though Ken Lee recently retired from the grocery business after 46 years, he never retired from customer service.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ricker seeking to assist citizens on larger scale

RINCON - Public service keeps strengthening its powerful grip on Christi Ricker.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield's Krall receives degree

Wilkes University of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., held its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 10 in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference ...

October 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Heartache lingers for Mustangs

GUYTON - Another game. Another heartbreaking loss for South Effingham.

October 17, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Vietnam veterans receive recognition

SPRINGFIELD - The ceremonial pat on the back they received Thursday night won't relieve the sting left by the way they were treated decades ago ...

October 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham's Hinely receives top teaching award

RINCON -- South Effingham Elementary School teacher Jincy Hinely believes in her students. She has lots of people who believe in her, too.

October 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton student graduates from Valdosta State

Brittney Hunter of Guyton has earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology from Valdosta State University.

October 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels unload bench in opening round of playoffs

SPRINGFIELD -- The pressure that usually comes with playoff games left Rebel Field early Friday afternoon and it didn't leave alone.

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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