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County tries to figure out cause of sewage spill

Effingham County officials are trying to figure out what caused a sewage spill Thursday afternoon and determine how much got out.

January 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton looking to put a stop to increased speeding

The removal of several stop signs around Guyton has improved the flow of traffic, but it's also meant more speeding - a lot more.

January 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Numbers add up for Treutlen House

Members of the Treutlen House board announced Wednesday that $146,941 was raised in an effort to keep the facility open.

January 15, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield OKs loan from GEFA

The Springfield City Council approved a resolution to accept a loan from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Georgia Fund with financial conditions.

January 15, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Eaton sworn in to Guyton City Council

Ulysses Eaton, left, takes the oath of office from Guyton city clerk Debra Scruggs during the Guyton City Council meeting Tuesday night.

January 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Barrow wants to know where half of federal bailout went

With more than half of the $700 billion pledged from the federal government to the Wall Street bailout already spent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow has one question.

January 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Banner humbled by selection

Pastor Verdie Banner will be the grand marshal for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Springfield on Monday.

January 12, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Habitat, county to work on grants

Effingham County and the Effingham Habitat for Humanity may be joining forces to pursue block grants to help the home-building organization.

January 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter glad trauma system is hot topic

With the General Assembly set to convene Monday at the state Capitol, the discussion of the state's trauma system - and its lack thereof - is heating up, much to state Rep. Buddy Carter's delight.

January 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners deny fired animal control officer’s appeal

A former Effingham County Animal Control employee had the appeal of his termination denied Tuesday.

January 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Wounded Marine draws inspiration from president

The gesture from the President of the United States was as unexpected as the visit itself.

January 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New members of BoC ready to start work

They've already started their training in Athens and they've been more than interested observers at the last few county commission meetings.

January 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Election winners sworn in Tuesday

Effingham County's elected officials took their oaths of office Tuesday, the final step before assuming their offices.

January 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Long journey about to begin

By the time they board the plane that will take them to Afghanistan, the soldiers of Alpha Battery of the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion will be well-traveled.

December 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Civil rights groups say justice isn’t being done for accused father

Members of four local Christian and civil rights organizations convened at the Church of the Harvest on Saturday to rally support for an Effingham County resident who they believe was wrongfully indicted for killing his 8-week-old daughter in May 2006.

December 30, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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