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Rincon council member wants to bring more openness to meetings

Rincon City Council members may discuss soon what they choose to discuss more frequently in open session.

July 28, 2011 | Patrick Donahue | Local

Deputy's death ruled suicide

An autopsy performed Tuesday has ruled that the death of an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Monday morning was a suicide.

July 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Speed limits to change at intersection

Speed limits around the Blue Jay and Midland roads intersection could be changing soon.

July 25, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County set to adopt its FY2012 budget

Plans for Effingham County's Goshen Road fire station are almost complete, and the county is close to determining what its fire fees for the coming budget year will be.

July 25, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County gets final districts map ready

Effingham County commissioners and school board members are set to approve a proposed new map for the five county commission and board of education districts.

July 25, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

GBI, ECSO waiting for autopsy results in deputy’s death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into why an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy died Monday morning, and authorities are awaiting results from a pending autopsy.

July 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Skidaway scientists seek global warming answers

As the Earth's climate continues to warm, what kind of effects will be sees in the ocean and the world in general? Seeking the answer to that broad question is one of the reasons scientists from the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are working with an international team of scientists on an experiment in Bergen, Norway.

July 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

ECSO deputy found dead

An Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in a vehicle near an ECSO building at approximately 9:15 a.m. today.

July 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Commissioners move to undo chairman post

Effingham County voters may get to decide if they want to keep the county commission at-large position - and if they want the position to be full-time.

July 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Ulmer Park backers urge county support

As Effingham County commissioners prepare to approve a fiscal year 2012 budget, Springfield residents and city council members questioned them about the future of the Ulmer Park promenade project, which the city and county have been working on for almost a year and a half.

July 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Finishing plant faces more charges of dumping in river

Witnesses have said they saw a dark, blue-black liquid bubbled up from the discharge pipe near a local textiles treatment plant Saturday, staining the sediment, banks and waters of the Ogeechee River.

July 21, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local

County to hold budget hearing tonight

Effingham County commissioners are scheduled to hold a public hearing on their fiscal year 2012 general fund and special fund budgets tonight.

July 18, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon honors award winners

Rincon City Council members paid tribute to its honorees for the 2011 Humanitarian Awards and its winners in the annual Fourth of July parade.

July 18, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield gets audit results

Springfield City Council members got the results of their annual audit at last Tuesday's meeting, along with approving a purchasing policy.

July 18, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County to slash budget by nearly $1.8M

Effingham County commissioners likely will adopt a smaller budget for the current fiscal year - and stick to their vow not to raise the millage on county property owners.

July 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Crowd gathers to reflect on deadly Civil War incident at Ebenezer Creek

RINCON - The past, present and future gathered near the Savannah River on Sunday.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Congressman addresses school safety

RINCON - Congressman Buddy Carter fully appreciates why school safety has jumped near the front of the line of the issues confronting America.

February 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Johnson puts clamps on Starr's Mill

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County right-hander Ethan Johnson posted his second complete-game victory Friday night by shutting down Starr's Mill 2-1. He allowed just one hit ...

February 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Carter delivers positive economic news

RINCON -- First District Congressman Buddy Carter could barely contain himself Friday. He had plenty of good news to share from Washington.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Late goal powers Mustangs to tie with Richmond Hill

GUYTON -- Even though it won't be credited for it in the win column, South Effingham's boys soccer team logged a victory of sorts ...

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Student's initiative leads to creation of SEMS Student Council

GUYTON - Alexis Camacho's voice needs no amplification. She has a knack for getting her message across loudly and clearly.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Former SEHS student charged with making terroristic threats

An investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Tyson of Guyton.

February 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Chamber members tour Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its monthy Business After Hours meeting at the Mars Theatre on Thursday.

February 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

African Methodist Episcopal Church hub of history, activity

GUYTON - Effingham County is loaded with noteworthy places but few have achieved the status of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 149-year-old structure has ...

February 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Umpire in the dark

During the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Rebel field in Springfield, the home plate umpire watches in right field as Wayne County ...

February 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Yellow Jackets stroll past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels were generous to a fault against Wayne County on Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Martinez inks with South Florida

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's Sydney Martinez is taking her talents to South Florida.

February 21, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local

Chaney competes for Brenau track and field team

Racine Chaney of Rincon competed on the Brenau University track and field team at Friday's Appalachian Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Friday in Kingsport ...

February 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Hospital hands out annual awards

POOLER - In a ceremony underscoring the importance of people in the transformation of Effingham Health System (EHS), more than four dozen employees were recognized at ...

February 20, 2018 | | Local

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