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Unemployment down in Effingham, metro Savannah

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah decreased to 8.4 percent in November, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in October. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in November a year ago was also 9.0 percent.

December 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield adopts $1.7M budget

Springfield's city council has approved the budget for fiscal year 2012, which begins Jan. 1.

December 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon weighs adding K-9 unit to the force

Rincon City Council is thinking about adding to its police force - with a K-9 unit.

December 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


PSC clarifies home heating help

The Georgia Public Service Commission has clarified how eligible low income natural gas customers will receive assistance in paying their winter heating bills.

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Interest remains strong for IDA

The final month of a busy year has kept the Effingham Industrial Development Authority staff hopping, IDA CEO John Henry said Thursday.

December 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton taps Smith as next city attorney

Richmond Hill lawyer Ray Smith to be the next city attorney.

December 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield pushing ahead with recycling

Citywide recycling is coming to Springfield.

December 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon wants to drive business at course

The push for new carts at the city of Rincon's golf course is in neutral for now.

December 15, 2011 | Patrick Donahue | Local


City wants more to play a round

Rincon is trying to get more business for its golf course.

December 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Shining a light

The day the Toler family moved to Effingham County, they got the heartbreaking news.

December 12, 2011 | Calli Arnold | Local


County may have to re-think its list of SPLOST projects

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a look at what projects they want to continue, and which ones may have to wait or be abandoned, in light of sales tax receipts not making projections.

December 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hope remains strong for coastal economy

The state of Georgia is expected to meet its budget for fiscal year 2012, though more cuts could be looming for state agencies.

December 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Issues aplenty for lawmakers

Effingham County stands to gain from the Transportation Investment Act, if the regional one-cent sales tax is passed, state lawmakers said Thursday morning.

December 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield pushing ahead on citywide recycling

The city of Springfield hopes to take its recycling program citywide in the next few months.

December 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


'Tis the season

A large crowd turned out on a sunny Saturday, Dec. 3, morning for the annual Guyton Christmas Parade.

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


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Roberson joins United Way as Effingham assistant director

Elizabeth Roberson has recently joined United Way of the Coastal Empire as the Effingham assistant director.

June 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Former Effingham County student making her way in country music

RINCON - Jordan Rainer is pushing her pen in an unexpected direction.

June 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


WorkSource Coastal links job seekers, employers through network of agencies

RINCON - WorkSource Coastal is in the business of partnerships, making it a perfect addition to Effingham County Family Connection.

June 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System receives special designation for stroke care

SPRINGFIELD - Residents of Effingham and the surrounding area who think they may be experiencing a stroke have life-saving treatment available right here, in our community.

June 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Drivers urged to adjust to Hands-Free Georgia Act now

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is encouraging all drivers to start complying with the state's Hands-Free Georgia Act before it takes effect ...

June 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Car seat safety and the dangers of hot cars

Summer brings time to spend with family, fun outdoors, vacations and road trips. Here's what you need to know to keep your little ones ...

June 11, 2018 | Dr. Bailey Alford | Local


Hwy 21 open again at plane crash site

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) wants the travel public to be aware Hwy 21 is open at the site of last month's Puerto ...

June 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recognizes members

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual Membership Recognition Banquet on Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church's banquet hall.

June 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


IDA makes Herndon's hiring official

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority's exhaustive search for a CEO ended with a unanimous sigh of relief Thursday morning.

June 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Freedom Rings Celebration slated

RINCON -- Freedom Park will host the Freedom Rings Celebration on June 29 from 6-10 p.m.

June 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


A bird's-eye view of Josh Reddick Field

SPRINGFIELD -- Josh Reddick Field at the Clarence Morgan Complex is nearing completion,

June 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Miss SEMS 2018 crowned

GUYTON -- On May 12, South Effingham Middle School's annual Miss SEMS Pageant took place, honoring our country's active service members and veterans.

June 05, 2018 | By SEMS eighth-grader Diya Patel | Local


Allen receives conservation award

SPRINGFIELD - Tommy Allen humbly contends that he didn't do anything extraordinary. He just did what his father, George, and uncle, Albert, taught him to ...

June 05, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs infielder opts for USCB

GUYTON -- South Effingham's Blake McCollum has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend the University of South Carolina Beaufort in Hardeeville, S.C., this fall

June 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Bank of Newington breaks ground on long-awaited Springfield branch

SPRINGFIELD - The weather was suited for frogs, ducks and, yes, financial institutions.

June 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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