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Chamber pushes common goals in Vision Effingham

After spending two days at its annual retreat trying to come up with a vision for Effingham County, the Effingham Chamber of Commerce now wants to start putting that foresight into motion.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA, Chamber agree to new deal

The relationship between the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Development Authority will continue, after IDA members ratified a revised professional services agreement with the Chamber on Thursday.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield buys Mars Theatre

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of the Mars Theater building at a special called meeting on Tuesday.

November 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County agrees to back hospital’s plans

The Effingham Hospital is taking its plan for expansion and modernization to the federal government after county commissioners agreed to back their proposal - but not without some final and pointed questions for hospital representatives.

November 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County annex soon will draw city drinking water

County workers at the Effingham County Annex and other offices on Highway 119 North will be turning off county water and turning on Springfield water soon.

November 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Exley ready to lead parade

The Rincon Noon Lions Club is making preparations for its 30th annual Christmas Parade, to be held on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at Macomber Park.

November 16, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Making a connection

Effingham County's Family Connections and Communities in Schools awarded three grants recently to local organizations. The group gives mini-grants out of funds from the United Way to eligible Effingham County organizations, to support their efforts in serving the community.

November 16, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


City weighs request for water

Springfield City Council is considering a request to provide water and sewer services for Springfield Investment Company.

November 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Chamber preparing for annual Holiday Classic

Officials of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for this year's Holiday Classic Business and Craft Expo set for Sunday from noon-4:30 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Admission is free.

November 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


CWIB recognizes county for summer youth jobs support

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners was presented with a plaque in recognition of their support of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

November 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Suez service to begin making calls on port of Savannah

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Doug J. Marchand announced Monday at its board meeting that the Indamex service, covering the Indian sub-continent and Eastern Mediterranean, would add a new call at Savannah beginning next month.

November 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


3rd annual cotton meeting approaching

Plans are coming together for the Georgia Cotton Commission's 3rd Annual Meeting on Jan. 27 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, to be held in conjunction with the commission co-sponsored Georgia Cotton Production Workshop.

November 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Troopers probe fatal wreck in Springfield

Georgia State Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday night.

November 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon looks at $10.1M budget

Rincon City Council will have a first reading of its budget for fiscal year 2010 at its Nov. 23 meeting, with an anticipated budget of $10.1 million.

November 12, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


County commissioners trim, adopt millage rate

Property tax bills could be in Effingham County residents' hands by the end of the month after Effingham County commissioners adopted a millage rate Monday night.

November 12, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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