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Springfield OKs cameras for police

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of six cameras to be used in the city police cars last week.

December 23, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon begins search for a new police chief

Rincon's search for a new chief of police has begun.

December 23, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Dr. Webb scholarship committee now taking grant applications

The 2009 Dr. Ray Webb Scholarship committee has announced that they are now accepting applications for grants.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Election won’t hold up Guyton meeting

The runoff election will not interfere with the city of Guyton's plan to hold a public meeting tonight to discuss the controversial proposed wastewater treatment plant at 7 p.m. in the old school gymnasium on Magnolia Street.

December 23, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Courthouse committee cuts list of firms to 5

An ad hoc committee charged with overseeing just what to do with the historic Effingham County Courthouse has whittled down the list of prospective firms to do the work to five.

December 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Runoff to decide two local races Tuesday

Turnout for Tuesday's runoff election already has been strong, Effingham County voting officials said Monday.

December 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Gifts keep coming for Treutlen House

The Treutlen House is getting closer to its goal.

December 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA looks at digging into Research Forest

As Effingham Industrial Development Authority members ponder their next step in the massive Research Forest Tract, they're wondering where and when to start digging in - literally.

December 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


On the job: Guyton residents praise police

December marks three years since Guyton hired a police chief to start planning the organization of a new police department. Although some citizens thought there was no need for the city of about 1,500 to have its own force, the city moved forward with its plans. The police department opened its doors in June 2006.

December 22, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Springfield splits on millage rate vote

By a split vote, the Springfield City Council voted to keep the millage rate at 4.3.

December 19, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon signs on to gateway grant

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Rincon are opening the door to the county's gateway along Highway 21.

December 19, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former Days Inn board chairman, Effingham native, dies

Lon L. Day Jr., a Springfied native and a former member of the Days Inn board of directors, died Wednesday in Duluth. He was 79.

December 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Toms steps down

The city of Rincon will start its search soon for a new city manager.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Sapp ready to ride off into the sunset

His last meeting as an Effingham County commissioner behind him, Hubert "Bucky" Sapp was hailed as a man of integrity who didn't mind digging in his heels when he thought he was right.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA gives Henry a two-year contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority rewarded Chief Executive Officer John Henry by tearing up his one-year contract and giving him a two-year deal.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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