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County to consider jail agreement again today

Effingham County commissioners will take up an agreement with the three municipalities for county jail services at their meeting today.

March 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pitching in for the Great American Cleanup

The Effingham County sanitation department made a pitch to Springfield to see if the city wants to pitch in with the Great American Cleanup.

March 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Effingham Family Medicine physician offices to close

All Effingham Family Medicine physician offices and the Women's Health Center in Rincon will be closed Wednesday due to the winter storm forecast.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Another weather-related closure announced

Effingham YMCA will be closed on Wednesday due to weather-related concerns. All group exercise classes, child watch, Mother's Morning Out, Fun Club and events ...

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Weather prompts school closing

The Effingham County School System will be closed to students and employees Wednesday as it anticipates freezing temperatures resulting in conditions that may compromise safety ...

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Classical guitarist to perform at Guyton Christian Church

RINCON - Classic guitarist Jeff Bianchi is ready to strike a helpful chord.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County wrestlers show promise in Packer Classic

Six Effingham County wrestlers placed in the top five at the Packer Classic in Moultrie on Friday and Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Opening of cancer center, new CEO top hospital changes

RINCON -- Effingham Health System rode a wave of change in 2017. It made a series of advances in care and received a change at the ...

January 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Substitutes power South Effingham boys to victory

EVANS -- A first-rate effort by its second teamers powered South Effingham past Augusta Prep in the Monterrey Christmas Classic on Saturday.

December 30, 2017 | | Local


Slow start dooms Mustangs

EVANS -- There often is no happy medium for the South Effingham Mustangs. Sizzling starts and fizzling finishes -- or vice versa --have plagued them all season.

December 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital, hospital authority set special meeting date

There will be a special called joint meeting of the Effingham County Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 6 ...

December 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

RINCON - Effingham County had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2017.

December 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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


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