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Fish kill meeting draws crowd

Nearly 500 people packed into the Effingham County Middle School cafeteria Tuesday night to hear from the state Environmental Protection Division why tens of thousands fish died in the Ogeechee River.

June 09, 2011 | By Calli Arnold and Patrick Donahue | Local

Effingham shows its ready to get to work

As state leaders point to the Coastal Empire as the launching point for any economic recovery in Georgia, Effingham County may have taken a step forward in being prime position.

June 09, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon man wins $2.5M in lottery

A gas station in Rincon is equipped with a lot of luck and a $2.5 million lottery winner to boot. BP, located at 101 S. Columbia Ave. in Rincon, sold a winning top prize ticket from the Georgia Lottery instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Plenty of questions still on Ogeechee fish kill

Lawmakers and citizens alike sounded a recurring theme on a sweltering Sunday afternoon: They want answers on why thousands of fish in a stretch of the Ogeechee River died two weeks ago.

June 06, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

ECSO prepares for the unthinkable

The pleas for help filled the air, already thick with the acrid smell of gunpowder and with a further layer of confusion added with the sound of an automatic weapon firing.

June 06, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Habitat asks city to consider easing impact fees

Springfield officials will research what other cities are doing to lessen the burden on Habitat for Humanity.

June 06, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

EPD says Ogeechee River fish now safe to eat

It's safe to eat fish caught from the Ogeechee River, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division said Friday.

June 03, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local

Designs on the future

Seven design teams from the Savannah College of Art and Design left an impression on Springfield City Council members Tuesday night.

June 02, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

IDA to test bond market

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has voted to seek another method of financing its debt.

May 30, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State tourism officials pay a visit to Effingham CVB

At the invitation of the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, and with the support of the Effingham County commissioners, three staff members of the state Department of Economic Development's tourism office spent two days in Effingham reviewing the sites of tourism interest and began the working process with the Effingham CVB to develop a local plan to enhance tourism in the county.

May 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Memorial Day observance set for Monday

Remembering those who have made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the U.S. will be the theme at the Memorial Day program at the Effingham County Veterans Park in Springfield. The program will be Memorial Day at 6 p.m.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

ECSO pleads for students to act safely

The message was simple and direct, and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office hopes it made it to its intended audience.

May 26, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Signs point to bacteria for Ogeechee River fish kill

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division announced late Thursday that the fish kill in the Ogeechee River was caused by columnaris, a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress. Humans are not known to be affected by this disease.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

City, SCAD taking a look at the possibilities

The city of Springfield is using a designer's eye in taking a look at what its downtown could be.

May 26, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Preparing for the worst

Effingham Hospital and other regional hospital tested their skills in the 2011 Region J Hurricane Evacuation and Re-entry Full Scale Exercise last week with help from 11 Effingham Career Academy students.

May 24, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local

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Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

RINCON - Effingham County had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2017.

December 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs' Scott opts to vault to Ivy League school

GUYTON - Darius Scott is about to take the biggest leaps of his life. One is athletic and the other is academic.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

PORT WENTWORTH - It was about helping others this holiday season in Port Wentworth.

December 26, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local

IDA seeking more proactive approach

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has determined that a unified voice is more likely to be heard when pitching Effingham County's ...

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hartzog, Lady Rebels ready for tourney

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County girls basketball team is gearing up for a competitive bout of games in the Deep South Classic. The three-day tournament will ...

December 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Gant leads Effingham County contingent at Coastal Clash

Effingham County's wrestling team participated in the Coastal Clash in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday and Saturday. Zebrandon Gant (center) upped his season ...

December 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Students compete in livestock judging career development event

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

December 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Narcotics probe results in 34 felony arrests

SPRINGFIELD - On Thursday, the Springfield Police Department ended a lengthy narcotics investigation led by Sgt. James Woodcock.

December 23, 2017 | | Local

South Effingham employee dies after school mishap

GUYTON -- A South Effingham High School employee died Sunday from injuries he suffered at the school.

December 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Lady Mustangs drop tourney finale in heartbreaking fashion

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls didn't get any wins to put in their Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic stocking.

December 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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