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World War II vets, Alpha Battery to be honored

The annual Memorial Day program at the Veterans Park will pay special tribute to the veterans of World War II and to the members of the Alpha Battery, now deployed in Afghanistan. The program will feature special patriotic music presented by the choir of the Springfield United Methodist Church.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Firefighters battle Sand Hill blaze

More than 20 firefighters from the Effingham County and Rincon fire departments battled a fire that consumed a two-story house off Sand Hill Road on Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


New building allows Manna House to grow

As the need for Manna House grows, the ministry has grown, too.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA ponders access to Research Forest

With its plans for recreation in its sprawling Research Forest Tract in the nascent stages, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority wants input on those proposals - and it may ask for help in finding a way into its 2,600-acre holdings.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


It’s showtime for Guyton residents

Guyton residents looking for something to do may not have to go very far this summer.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looks to trim budget

Hoping to reduce the millage this year, Effingham County commissioners have asked department heads to make further cuts in their budget requests.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield takes a look at streetscapes

Springfield City Council members heard three possible plans for the streetscape project that is to be funded through a $300,000 transportation enhancement grant.

May 14, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cops urge drivers to buckle up

Derick Seckinger's words were short and succinct.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


One man killed in Thursday accident

A Kildare man was killed when a tractor trailer collided with his pickup Thursday evening.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Parkway’s impact to be huge

Effingham County will reap the benefits of Effingham Parkway many times over, says a study conducted by Georgia Southern University.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Nelons perform in Springfield to benefit Treutlen House

Chick-fil-A sponsored a concert by The Nelons at First Baptist Church of Springfield on Saturday night. There were more than 300 people at the show. The event raised $5,600 for the Treutlen House.

May 11, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County backs Springfield fireworks show request

Effingham County commissioners are hoping Springfield's Fourth of July show goes on.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Oxendine makes his pitch for governor’s seat

How government functions needs to change, John Oxendine told members of the Effingham County Republican Party, and he believes he's the best candidate to make that happen.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, Rincon agree to keep talks going

Effingham County commissioners and Rincon council members may be inching closer toward an agreement on water and sewer lines.

May 07, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Explorers take their posts

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, the members of the Effingham County Explorers post poured out of the patrol deputies' cars and went right to work on the accident scene.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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