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State: Tourism could be a big draw

A nine-member team of state tourism officials gave Effingham County glowing marks in a recent visit.

November 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


State unemployment rate dips to 10.2 percent

ATLANTA-Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.3 percent in September, as well as from October a year ago.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Road closures planned for parade

Highway 21 in Rincon will be closed to through traffic Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


County, DOT weigh options at Blue Jay and 17

The state Department of Transportation and Effingham County will try to find remedies for one of the county's most accident-plagued intersections.

November 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


SCAD students cast designing eye on city

Springfield residents got a look at several ideas for the future of the city, thanks to the minds of Savannah College and Art Design graduate students.

November 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A hero's rewards

The community came together at Veterans Park on Friday morning to remember local heroes and to recognize the effects U.S. conflicts have had on Effingham County.

November 14, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local


State Patrol post marks its 10th year with re-dedication

It was hard for Bill Hitchens and many others to believe the Georgia State Patrol post in Rincon is now 10 years old. It was even harder for Hitchens to believe that it came to be in Rincon at all.

November 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon welcomes first 24-hour firefighters

The first 24-hour full-time firefighters in Effingham County are on the job in Rincon, Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield council turns down group home’s request

After several neighborhood residents urged them, Springfield City Council members voted down a variance request for a group home.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dasher to join council incumbents

Rincon residents were happy with the city's direction, said city council incumbents who were re-elected to their seats Tuesday.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents request county to close road

Residents along a south Effingham County road are asking county commissioners to close a portion of that road for safety reasons.

November 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon elections to be held today

Voters in Rincon will go to the polls today to fill three of the six seats on Rincon City Council.

November 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


GEFA drops its letter of credit need

The letters of credit required from developers for water and sewer infrastructure soon may be extinct in Effingham County.

November 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidate profiles

The Rincon City Council elections are the only contested municipal elections in Effingham County this year. There are three seats up for election and seven candidates running for those seats.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Insurance chief urges making the right choices

ATLANTA-State Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens urges consumers who are part of a group health plan to be prepared to make the right choices during health insurance open enrollment.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


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DRT America helps Rincon Fire Department

RINCON -- On Thursday, DRT America donated $3.000 to the Rincon Fire Department to help it purchase rescue equipment.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Special Olympics puts smiles on competitors, volunteers

GUYTON - It didn't matter how far the tennis ball went. Every throw drew applause and high fives from the crowd.

March 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House slates fundraising event

RINCON -- Thirty percent of Huddle House sales from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday will benefit My Father's House -- a ministry of Guyton Christian Church.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Grant paves way for boat ramp repairs

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to preform repairs on several of the counties ...

March 24, 2018 | | Local


Mustangs' 'grit' shows in series finale against Jackets

GUYTON -- After getting knocked down hard twice in recent days, the South Effingham Mustangs got up, dusted themselves off and turned in a good showing ...

March 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs roll on Senior Night

GUYTON -- It was meant to be a special occasion but it exceeded all expectations.

March 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham girls maul New Hampstead

GUYTON -- Seven players scored as South Effingham's girls rolled to a 10-0 soccer victory over Region 2-AAAAA rival New Hampstead on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wayne County wallops South Effingham

GUYTON -- James Maudlin ripped a first-inning home run against South Effingham on Wednesday, propelling the Wayne County Yellow Jackets to a 10-0 victory in six ...

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels pluck Gamecocks

The Effingham County Rebels jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back against Screven County in Sylvania on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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