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Springfield Fire adopts new SOP

After months of work, the Springfield Fire Department has a set of standard operating procedures and also will have a new vehicle on the way.

April 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Georgia team hits streets of Guyton for historic look

Armed with cameras and clipboards, students from the University of Georgia combed through the streets of Guyton at the end of last week. Their mission was to conduct a historic resources survey of the town.

April 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Some changes for Olde Effingham Days

For the sixth year, the Olde Effingham Days Festival is upon us. The event is set for April 15-16 in Springfield between the new and old courthouses and the Living History Site.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Dateline to focus on Heidt trial

Dateline, one of NBC's newsmagazine programs, will devote two hours to the murder trial of Craig Heidt and its aftermath tonight.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


City, church finalize traffic safety plan

Rincon City Council members and First Baptist Church of Rincon representatives have agreed to a series of changes to the roads around the church campus that are expected to improve safety greatly.

March 31, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County’s population officially tops 50K mark

That Effingham County's population has been growing is no mystery. By how much, though, wasn't known until the Census figures were revealed.

March 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves jail agreement

Effingham County commissioners have approved a twice-tabled jail agreement with the three municipalities.

March 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Steering the road funding plan

As a former economic developer, Allen Burns equates transportation as jobs. As executive director of the Coastal Regional Commission, he sees the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 as an avenue for economic growth.

March 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Attorney has a few questions for city council

Springfield City Council members may take up the matter of who leaked information about a potential legal action against the city.

March 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Georgia PSC gets briefing on Japan reactors

Several members of the Georgia Public Service Commission received a briefing from Georgia Power Company officials on the nuclear reactor incident in Japan. The commissioners received details about the incident in Japan at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and about the integrity and design of the nuclear power reactors operated by Georgia Power and Southern Company near Waynesboro and Baxley.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


DDS to offer limited service Saturday

The Georgia Department of Driver Services urges customers to plan ahead. On Saturday, DDS will offer limited driver licensing services due a scheduled upgrade of a national database used to verify driver's license information.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


County gets recycling pitch

Curbside recycling could be coming to Effingham County, if county commissioners go forward with a proposal from Republic Waste and Recyclebank.

March 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA weighs strategic plan, report

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will work on a strategic plan that they hope will do more than give the IDA a guide to follow.

March 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Prospect activity warming up for IDA

Business has been beyond steady for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, CEO John Henry said.

March 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


McKinney named honorary chair of Taxpayer Receipt effort

LYONS-Ray McKinney of Lyons, the 2010 Republican nominee for Georgia's 12th District congressional seat, has been named honorary chairman of One Nation PAC's grassroots initiative to pass the Taxpayer Receipt Act.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


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Black History Month Spotlight: Effingham County NAACP remains viable, valuable

SPRINGFIELD - Five decades after taking its first step, the Effingham County branch of the NAACP is still marching forward in its quest for political, educational ...

February 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Relieved Taylor gets her chance at East Georgia College

SPRINGFIELD - Taylor Morgan can breathe a sigh of relief.

February 13, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Brandt taking college plunge

GUYTON - After an outstanding career in the Savannah Coastal Swim League, Megan Brandt, 18, is about to jump into much bigger pool.

February 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT cuts ribbon on revamped space

RINCON - Thanks to some hardworking volunteers and donors, Ready2CONNECT is more prepared than ever to help Effingham County residents improve their employment prospects.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Venerable Conlee remains true to what made him successful

SPRINGFIELD - Country music's "Common Man" has uncommon staying power.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Treutlen House to benefit from Nelons concert

GUYTON - Joyful, harmonic noises will emanate from Countryside Baptist Church on Feb. 24.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program lessens trauma for its clients

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program (EVWAP) is a unique member of the Effingham County Family Connection family.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Driver dies in Robeling Road Raceway event

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that a man is deceased and another man is seriously injured after an accident during a ...

February 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels girding for tough baseball classification

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Class AAAAAA is by far one of the most competitive classifications in the state for baseball, Effingham County has held its own ...

February 09, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Rebels, Tigers to meet with No. 3 seed on the line

BRUNSWICK -- Effingham County's boys basketball team will meet Bradwell Institute at 5 p.m. today at Brunswick High School in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.

February 09, 2018 | | Local


Ware County wallops South Effingham girls

STATESBORO -- Other than a glaring flub to start the game, the Ware County Lady Gators played virtually flawlessly Thursday night.

February 09, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Highly decorated Kilmartin named Effingham County's director of finance

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis, county administrator for Effingham County, has announced the selection of Thomas Kilmartin as director of finance effective Feb. 5.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Sheriff's office warns of check scam

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigative Unit has received three fraudulent checks in the past week from Craig's list purchases.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Board of Education approves new lines for elementary, middle schools

SPRINGFIELD -- The lines on their faces told as much of the story as the lines on their maps.

February 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County starts tennis season

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County opened its tennis season with an exhibition tournament against Screven County and Wayne County on Saturday.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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