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STC Effingham to host career info sessions

SAVANNAH-The Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College will host an information session about manufacturing careers. Area employers will be in attendance as will STC admission and financial aid staff.
The sessions will be held Aug. 11 at 1 and 6 p.m. in Room 135 of the STC Effingham campus.
This is the second session of its kind, after 25 people attended the June 30 session.
"Employers know that graduates of Savannah Technical College's Electrical Mechanical/Manufacturing Technician program come with a skill set that gives them an advantage in the workplace," said Effingham Campus Dean for Student ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah ports hold fourth spot in volume

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday the GPA handled more than 2.63 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added new services and maintained its position as the fourth highest volume container port in fiscal year 2010.
For the month of June 2010, the GPA posted a 34-percent increase with 240,734 TEUs compared with 179,451 TEUs handled in June 2009.
"The second half of the year was particularly strong with signs of economic recovery, retail sector inventory replenishment and continued strong demand for U.S. produced products boosting export volumes," Foltz said ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Heidt trial delayed again

The trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother is on hold again.

July 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Everyday heroes

Today, Lawton Bowen is a tow-headed ball of kinetic energy, a 3-year-old perpetual motion machine.

July 30, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tennis courts and lights served up at Patriots Park

The city of Rincon's long-awaited Patriots Park is just about ready.

July 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield gets its check for ‘Bring Back the 4th’

It might be tough for the city of Springfield to get that check cashed at the bank.

July 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Railcross crossings closings set

The following railroad crossings are scheduled to be closed for repairs between July 30 and Aug. 6, at various times:
Highway 275
Johnson Street in Rincon
15th Street in Rincon
McCall Road
Goshen Road

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County gives a boost to two projects

Construction on a 60-unit apartment complex near Goshen Road could begin as soon as next spring, after Effingham County commissioners' action at their meeting last Tuesday.

July 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets new cell phone deal

Cell phones for Effingham County employees and offices are getting a new service provider.

July 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Advance voting for runoffs to start Monday

Advance voting will begin Aug. 2 and run through Aug. 6 for the general primary election runoffs.

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Early returns show support for four-day work week

Initial reports from a four-day work week pilot project appear to be favorable, Effingham County commissioners have learned.

July 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runoff to determine District 2

After several weeks of campaigning, there's still more to do for two candidates.
Vera Jones received 494 of 1,091 votes cast in the Republican primary for the Effingham County commissioners' District 2 race. It was 52 votes short needed to claim the primary and the seat, since there is no Democratic opposition.
But Jones, the former Effingham County Board of Education chairwoman, will face off against Michael King in an Aug. 10 runoff. King claimed
312 votes, 27 more than incumbent Commissioner Myra Lewis.
"I knew percentage-wise it was most likely," Jones said of a runoff. "But I ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Brown, Mason to meet for District 3 seat

With his primary victory in hand, Steve Mason is looking forward to a little break.
Mason defeated incumbent Jeff Utley in Tuesday's Republican primary for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners' 3rd District seat. Mason
had 362 votes to Utley's 313.
"We're going to take a couple of weeks off," Mason said. "And then we'll get back in it."
Both primaries pitted candidates with political experience against newcomers to campaigning. In both instances, the new faces won, as Lillie Smart-Brown defeated former commissioner Homer Lee Wallace.
"I am very pleased," Brown said. "I thank God for ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County makes plans for SPLOST projects list

Effingham County commissioners are forging ahead with plans for a potential next round of special local option sales tax.
County officials are planning on another five-year SPLOST bringing in $70 million. The SPLOST will be voted on in a Nov. 2 referendum as part of the general election. If approved, the one-cent sales tax will go into effect in 2012.
But one item that likely won't be receiving SPLOST funding is the Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans.
Discussion among county representatives and officials from the three municipalities included putting what is known as a Level 1 project ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming to commissioners

When the Effingham County commissioners convene for their first meeting of 2011, half of the board members will be brand new.
Incumbents Myra Lewis and Jeff Utley, each seeking a third term, were defeated in their re-election quest. Utley, the sitting District 3 commissioner, was upended by newcomer Steve Mason. Mason will face Lillie Smart Brown, another political novice, who outpolled former commissioner Homer Lee Wallace.
Former school board chairwoman Vera Jones was the leading vote-getter in the District 2 race. But she didn't capture a majority of the votes. She will be in a runoff against former Rincon ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Camp Buddy gets kids moving, learning

For most children in Effingham County, last week served as just another portion of their summer break filled with trips to the pool, beach or ...

July 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Living hosts Most Fab Awards

The Most Fabulous people in Effingham County dressed up and turned out under the bright lights at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Wednesday evening as ...

July 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Hill offers Georgia budget update

Senator Jack Hill traveled to Effingham County Thursday to serve as the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Effingham County during their annual weekly ...

July 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECMS FFA awarded 'Grants for Growing' from Tractor Supply Company

The Effingham County Middle School Future Farmers of America were recently awarded 2nd Grants for Growing from Tractor Supply Company.

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's awards scholarships to six high school students

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently hosted the 2017 Outstanding Students Award Ceremony, where Parker's President and CEO Greg Parker presented ...

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Auxiliary donates $2,000 to Effingham Health System

If you have ever visited the halls of Effingham Health System, whether to see a friend or family member or as part of a personal ...

June 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mahany wins award for book translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mahany wins award for books translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Ken Lee has announced that he will be seeking re-election this year as the Mayor of Rincon, a decision that will have him running ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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