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Trailer fire leaves family homeless

A trailer fire early Saturday morning left a local family of three in need of assistance. According to the Red Cross, the fire happened about 3 or 3:30 Saturday morning on George Hurst Road. Although the home was totally destroyed, nobody was hurt in the incident.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Local arts council ready to be redrawn

It's been several years since Effingham County had an arts council, but a group of community leaders says it's time to build it again.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to offer service to industrial tract

Rincon City Council voted on Monday to offer to supply water and sewer services to the Springfield Investment Company - but with the city's "normal stipulations," according to city attorney, Raymond Dickey.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon completes Lions Club building deal

The city of Rincon has purchased the Lions Club Building on Lexington Avenue through a lease-purchase agreement with the Rincon Lions Club.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


FORCE, deer processor join forces

A new program is under way that will add to local food pantries' ability to feed the needy in the community.

November 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Lions treat quartermasters

The 110th Quartermaster Company served as the color guard for Saturday's Rincon Christmas parade and leading the way was company commander Capt. Lacey Sims, a Rincon native. Sims said he was proud to be leading the way in his hometown parade. The company was just redeployed from Iraq in August.

November 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton preparing for its Christmas parade, festival

Guyton is gearing up for its annual Christmas festival.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Lewis averts runoff for magistrate seat

Even with a three-man field, Scott Lewis won't need a runoff win to be Effingham County's next chief magistrate.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board approves budget and trims millage

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a budget that is larger but also reduces the millage on property taxpayers.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve pay increases in first pass at budget

Effingham County commissioners have given their initial approval to a budget that extends longevity and stair-step pay increases for county employees.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns rolls to win in District 159 primary

Facing his first primary challenge, state Rep. Jon Burns likely is headed back for another two-year term in the General Assembly.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall, Muldrew start gearing up for runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 31, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Primary results

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Maj. Scott Lewis will be the next Effingham County magistrate after he won a three-way race in Tuesday's general ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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