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Hospital pleads for county support

In one week, Effingham County commissioners will determine whether to back Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans, using a federal loan.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon to raise water, sewer rates

Rincon City Council members approved a water and sewer rate increase Monday night, and they want to make the heaviest users pay more.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved their fiscal year 2011 budget - complete with a cut in library funding that has drawn widespread criticism.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Grant will help Springfield light up the 4th

The show will go on for the city of Springfield.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State economic leaders thank lawmakers for productive session

ATLANTA –– Three leading members of Georgia's economic development community held a briefing Wednesday during which they acknowledged the challenges currently facing the state but also reflected upon the achievements of the past legislative session and the core assets that will ensure Georgia's future success.
Ken Stewart, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, George Israel, president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Sam A. Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, expressed their commitment and that of the economic development community as a whole to continue working to identify investment opportunities, increase jobs, and maintain programs ...

June 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

County forges ahead with energy grant

Effingham County commissioners agreed to go ahead with an intergovernmental agreement for an energy efficiency and conservation block agreement.

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Annual meeting caps a busy Chamber year

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Rand Shearouse took the gavel from outgoing president Alice DeForest, beginning his tenure as president of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

TEA Party brews up candidates’ forum

With early voting already under way, and barely a month before the general primaries are conducted, local voters will have their first opportunity to hear from candidates for Georgia's U.S House 12th District seat Friday night.

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

HOGs to get black-n-blue for MDA Summer Camp

Members of Savannah's Harley Owners Group (HOG) chapter will ride in the 16th annual Black-n-Blue Ball at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum decked out in denim and leather Saturday night to raise money for local children to attend MDA Summer Camp.
Tickets are $25. A live band will perform from 7 p.m.-midnight and there also will be live and silent auctions. MDA camper families have been invited and proceeds will help 17 children with neuromuscular diseases from the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire attend camp at no charge.
The local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is ...

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Council opposes Sunday sales

Springfield City Council members took a look at their alcohol ordinances for potential charges but they were nearly in accordance on one thing that shouldn't be altered - the prohibition on Sunday sales.

June 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Guyton may team with Home Depot volunteers

Guyton could be preparing for an onslaught of volunteers.

June 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Online contest may help fund Springfield’s fireworks show

Liberty Mutual has launched the "Bring Back the Fourth" program, with grants of $10,000 going to 10 winning communities. The grants will help communities that have cut or curtailed their Independence Day celebrations in light of the economic downturn.

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Gratitude on display

For the first time since the end of their deployment to Afghanistan, the men of the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion's Alpha Battery gathered at Baker Park.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Commissioners getting ready to adopt leaner budget

Effingham County commissioners are preparing to adopt their fiscal year 2011 budget, a spending plan that represents a 5.2 percent cut in spending from a year ago.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County continues work on four-day week

Though they don't expect to make their target of July 1 to start the four-day work week, Effingham County commissioners will forge ahead with plans for a four-day work week.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Nominees honored by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County held the 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet Thursday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Lane closures scheduled on SR21 at Bonnie Bridge Road in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be resurfacing SR 21 southbound at the intersection of Bonnie Bridge Road, which requires nighttime lane closures ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Eggs and Issues Breakfast April 19

Springfield – The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast, scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 a.m. at ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

ECHS Drama Club performs The Sound of Music

The Effingham County High School Drama Club hosted three presentations of the Rodgers and Hammerstein beloved musical 'The Sound of Music' with performances on March ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Hathaway speaks to Exchange Club on American Values

Members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County were treated to quite the guest speaker at their meeting Thursday afternoon as Effingham County High School ...

April 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

SR21 Southbound lane closure scheduled Monday

If weather permits, contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be milling and resurfacing at the Bojangles' driveway along SR 21 southbound.

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Springfield's own Braxton Calhoun to perform at Mars Theatre

Springfield native Braxton Calhoun will perform at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Saturday at 8 p.m.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires lane closures on Jimmy Deloach Parkway

In conjunction with a $2.9 million bridge preservation project on I-95, a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures from ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon approves payments, OKs hiring two officers

The Rincon City Council approved a motion to pay R.B. Baker Construction $257,043.09 Monday night at a regulary-scheduled meeting for their work ...

March 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Clyo El Cheapo store held up, robbed Saturday

The El Cheapo gas station in Clyo was held up by three suspects Saturday afternoon, two of whom had handguns.

March 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Savannah Police searching for missing man

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing male who was last seen Tuesday, Mar. 28.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Georgia farmers celebrate Agricultural Awareness Week

This week, Georgians throughout the state are celebrating the first annual Agriculture Awareness Week, a tradition that surely will continue for many years to come.

March 24, 2017 | By Ben Cantrell | Local

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