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House passes Barrow amendment to boost minority share in grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) on Tuesday that can significantly improve minority participation in federal contracts for research and development.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rafter to run for probate judge seat

Rick Rafter, a partner of a local law firm Ratchford and Rafter, LLP in Springfield has announced his intention to run for the position of Effingham County Probate Judge.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney selected as delegate to GOP national convention

Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney thanked the delegates of the 12th District Republican Convention for electing him delegate to the National GOP Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA may go after grant writer to go after grants

It's going to cost the Effingham Industrial Development Authority some money to secure money the state already has promised.

May 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hursey to seek re-election

Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey, 55, has announced her intentions to qualify for re-election for the office of clerk of Superior Court.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield court gets power to set some penalties

The Springfield City Council voted to authorize the Municipal Court to impose penalties for violations of the charter or city ordinances.

May 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


A trail into Georgia’s past

Georgia's history and its booming tourism industry could be intertwined again, if state and community officials are successful in their plans.

May 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham UDC chapter to host Confederate Memorial Day

The Effingham Hussars Chapter No. 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will host Effingham County's annual Confederate Memorial Day program on Sunday at 4 p. m. This remembrance will he held at the Confederate burial section of the Guyton Cemetery.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow’s Congressional offices ‘go green’ on Earth Day

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) announced that, in recognition of Earth Day, his office has gone green.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Wright to seek another term as tax commissioner

Tax Commissioner Lisa E. Wright of Springfield is making a bid for re-election to serve her fourth term in office.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County backs water-sewer commission

Effingham County commissioners like the idea of a countywide water and sewer commission.

May 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioner Loper to seek re-election

Effingham County 4th District Commissioner Reggie Loper has announced he will seek re-election.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Suhor to run for county probate judge

Effingham County Probate Court chief clerk Judy Suhor announced Monday she is seeking election as probate judge.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon man killed in Monday collision

A Rincon man was killed and a Springfield man was hurt in an accident on Fort Howard Road early Monday afternoon.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon driver involved in fatal wreck

One man was killed Friday night and two others injured in a head-on collision on Highway 196 in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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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


IDA to seek community input during CEO selection process

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is looking for more than new business partners these days. It's also in the market for a ...

December 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union breaks ground on Rincon branch

RINCON -- Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union broke ground on a new branch office in Rincon on Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 21 and Silverwood ...

December 08, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America here to stay

RINCON - The book on DRT America's brief history in Effingham County didn't end last month when the Springfield City Council rejected its request ...

December 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs stumble after forcing OT

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- Even though he looked emotionally drained Thursday night, South Effingham coach James Finlen was overflowing with pride inside.

December 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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