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Local pastor dies after motorcycle accident

North Carolina Highway Patrol officials are close to finishing their investigation into a fatal motorcycle wreck last week that claimed the life of an Effingham County minister.

April 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Police to hold Operation Take Back

For the second time, the Rincon Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency and other government, community, public health and law enforcement organizations in a nationwide prescription drug "Take Back" initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

April 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Tragedy grips ECHS again

For the third time in less than a year, hundreds of friends and family gathered in the Effingham County High School gym Wednesday night to mourn another student's passing.

April 21, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local


County to wait on test results for ash roads

Effingham County commissioners are awaiting results of tests on materials before deciding on how best to repair one of the county's worst ash roads.

April 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Taking the oath

Gary Weitman takes the oath of office from Judge Ed Reddick before taking his seat on the Springfield City Council. Weitman is assuming the remainder of the term vacated by Max Neidlinger, who resigned in February.

April 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS student victim in accident

An Effingham County teenager who was killed in an crash last night has been identified as Joshua Stafford, 18, of Guyton. Stafford, a senior at Effingham County High School, was the front seat passenger inside a Honda Civic which was being driven by Wade Hall, 18, of Guyton. Hall sustained serious injuries and was air lifted to Memorial Medical University Medical Center where he remains.

April 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Treutlen comes home

How, when and where he died remains a mystery. For the next two years, though, the official state portrait of one of Effingham County's most celebrated residents will hang in the grand courtroom of the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

April 18, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield gets set for 4th fireworks

The city of Springfield is making plans for one of the highlights of the summer.

April 18, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Update for farmers market directory begins

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is opening the updating process for the USDA National Farmers Market Directory, the official count of the nation's farmers markets. For the first time this year, the directory will track farmers markets with multiple locations and operating days.

April 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Police joins the social media age

The Rincon Police Department is joining the social media ranks - and it's looking for some new friends.

April 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets minimum for conservation use assessment

Effingham County commissioners have unanimously approved setting a minimum number of acres landowners can set aside in a conservation use assessment.

April 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Individual tax returns, payments due Monday

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who have not yet filed their 2010 tax returns that individual returns and payments are due Monday.

April 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


DOT launching improved NaviGAtor

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Transportation, home of one of the most popular, heavily used real-time traveler information systems in the country, today unveiled the next generation of Georgia NaviGAtor 511. The new system brings new features and, through a public-private partnership, new sponsors, allowing the Department and its 511 provider, Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc., an Iteris company, to operate and maintain the system at no cost to Georgia taxpayers.

April 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


County hopes fee cut spurs growth

Effingham County commissioners are proposing to amend their impact fee ordinance in an effort to kick-start a flagging development and building sector.

April 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to get use out of old buses

Effingham County's Public Safety Department is going to put two old school buses to use for a mobile command post.

April 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Mustangs' Scott opts to vault to Ivy League school

GUYTON - Darius Scott is about to take the biggest leaps of his life. One is athletic and the other is academic.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

PORT WENTWORTH - It was about helping others this holiday season in Port Wentworth.

December 26, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


IDA seeking more proactive approach

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has determined that a unified voice is more likely to be heard when pitching Effingham County's ...

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hartzog, Lady Rebels ready for tourney

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County girls basketball team is gearing up for a competitive bout of games in the Deep South Classic. The three-day tournament will ...

December 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Gant leads Effingham County contingent at Coastal Clash

Effingham County's wrestling team participated in the Coastal Clash in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday and Saturday. Zebrandon Gant (center) upped his season ...

December 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Students compete in livestock judging career development event

Students from Effingham County Middle School, Ebenezer Middle School, Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and South Effingham Middle School participated in the ...

December 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Narcotics probe results in 34 felony arrests

SPRINGFIELD - On Thursday, the Springfield Police Department ended a lengthy narcotics investigation led by Sgt. James Woodcock.

December 23, 2017 | | Local


South Effingham employee dies after school mishap

GUYTON -- A South Effingham High School employee died Sunday from injuries he suffered at the school.

December 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lady Mustangs drop tourney finale in heartbreaking fashion

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls didn't get any wins to put in their Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic stocking.

December 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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