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City pushes ahead with block grant application

The city of Springfield is trying to clear up an issue with the state as it pushes forward with a community development block grant application.

March 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Metro unemployment rate rises to 9.3 percent

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area increased to 9.3 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.0 percent in December. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in January 2010 was also 9.3 percent.

March 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Democrats choose new leadership

The Effingham Democratic Committee elected new officers Feb. 17.

March 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Deadline to file property tax return is April 1

April 1 is the deadline for filing a property tax return for 2011. The return is your estimation of value of your property. This date is also the deadline for filing for homestead exemption and Specialized Assessments such as Conservation Use Valuation covenants for 2011.

March 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Farm Bureau marks Ag Awareness Day in state

Georgia's farmers not only preserve the lush farmland you enjoy during a drive in the country, they also help feed the world.

March 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Tea Party to discuss fair tax

The Effingham County Tea Party will be hosting a meeting tonight to discuss the tax system and specifically to provide information about the fair tax.

March 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

County holds off on buying new patrol cars

Effingham County commissioners decided not to buy new patrol cars - at least, not any of the Ford Crown Victorias - for now.

March 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County putting ash road mix to the test

Fixing the troubled ash roads in Effingham County could take several different methods, depending on the remedies needed, county commissioners learned Tuesday.

March 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Busy Rincon Fire Dept. to get new gear

Rincon fire fighters should be getting upgraded safety equipment, after city council members approved starting a bid process for a host of gear items.

March 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

IDA to spin better Web site

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority may be changing how the world sees it - online.

February 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

IDA wants to get moving on work for I-16 tract

With interest in the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's I-16 tracts percolating, board members are weighing what to do to get those parcels ready - and how quickly they may need to act.

February 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

City vows to address drainage

Residents of a flood-plagued neighborhood asked Springfield City Council members what's taken so long to find out what can be done about their problems.

February 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

ECSO continues searches

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are continuing their search for a man reported missing by his family more than week ago.

February 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Neidlinger steps down from council

Longtime Springfield City Council member Max Neidlinger is stepping down from his post, effective immediately.

February 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Search goes on for missing man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is continuing to look for a man whom relatives have not seen since Friday morning.

February 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

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Rebels saving best for second half

SPRINGFIELD - A trend has developed with Effingham County's boys basketball team. The Rebels start slow and finish fast.

November 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham softball players honored

South Effingham's softball team recently conducted its annual awards banquet. Lady Mustangs ReAnn McCloy, Cheyenne Miller, Georgia Dowling, Kastin Belogorska, Alex Brown and Allie ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Local SAT scores top state average

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County high school students are on the right testing track.

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Salvation Army donations guarantee smile in return

RINCON - Jeremiah Pugh gives something every time he receives a donation for the Salvation Army - a big smile a hearty "thank you."

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Soccer all-stars finish second in district

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department's 12-and-under soccer all-stars recently finished second in the GRPA District 1 tournament. The team includes Jayden Brierton ...

November 26, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Lady Rebels looking for growth, maturity

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Effingham County's girls basketball team is in a season of rebuilding, head coach Katy Fleming is looking forward to the process ...

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Lady Mustangs off to 3-0 start

GUYTON -- South Effingham's girls basketball team believes strong starts are the key to getting the kind of finishes it wants.

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Grand opening set for sports complex

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners and Effingham Recreation and Parks Department will conduct a grand opening at the Clarence E. Morgan Complex on ...

November 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Manna House delivers hope

RINCON - You can't see it, but it's in every bag of groceries packed by Manna House Ministries. Somewhere between the milk, bread, fresh ...

November 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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