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Hinson to run for chief magistrate

Scott Hinson, owner of Hinson's Georgia Market, and his wife Sue Nell have announced his intention to run for chief magistrate of Effingham County.

July 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Jones not running again

As much as she wanted to, Vera Jones won't be running for re-election to the Effingham County Board of Education.

July 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Barrow hails move to extend unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) and a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in Congress approved legislation Thursday that will lend an extra helping hand to workers who've lost their jobs in the recent economic downturn. The Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act will immediately give workers who've lost their jobs 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits in every state. It was approved by a vote of 274-137.

July 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

McKinney touts energy independence agenda

RINCON - "Like Nero in ancient Rome, the Democrat-controlled Congress is fiddling while the economy goes up in flames because of skyrocketing fuel prices," said Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah). "People across the 12th District tell me they want real solutions to this problem, not just politics-as-usual."

July 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon council members give go-ahead to two developments

Rincon City Council gave the go-ahead on preliminary plans for a 10,000 square foot commercial building at its meeting last Monday night.

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Guyton chief asks for disorderly conduct law

Guyton Police Chief Randy Alexander is hoping to get to enforce another law and asked the city council to look at putting it on the books.

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

King selected at Chambliss’ county coordinator

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced that his statewide grassroots team for his re-election campaign is now organized in all 159 counties and 13 congressional districts.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Voter registration for July primary ends Monday

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote to be eligible to cast a ballot in the July 15 general primary is Monday.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Power outage hits Rincon Friday morning

A transformer failed at Georgia Power's substation near Goshen Road and Highway 21, leading to widespread blackouts in Rincon on Friday morning.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Stone: Congress doing nothing on gas prices

As he traverses Georgia's far-flung 12th Congressional District, John Stone hears a constant refrain.

July 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Crews contain Midland Road brush fire

Georgia Forestry crews are keeping an eye on a brush fire that is not quite out but is now contained.

July 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Brush fire contained

Georgia Forestry crews have nearly quelled a brush fire off Midland Road that has burned more than 350 acres and without any help from the brief showers Thursday morning.

July 04, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield approves radar use

The Springfield City Council approved resolutions authorizing condemnation for easements if necessary for the new water lines in unincorporated areas and authorizing the police department to use radar.

July 03, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local

Crews containing brush fire

A brush fire in the middle of a swampy area in southern central Effingham County has burned more than 300 acres, and crews have been continuing to try to contain it.

July 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Alexander dons interim city manager hat

Randy Alexander already has a task in hand for his first day as Guyton's interim city manager.

July 03, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Suspect wounded during execution of search warrant

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division executed a search warrant on 2nd Street in Meldrim on Monday after a year-long undercover ...

October 11, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Effingham County voting officials remain busy

SPRINGFIELD - Even though there won't be any votes for them to tabulate until next year, Olivia Morgan and her staff have plenty to do ...

October 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Master gardeners start pollinator project

The past decade has seen declining bee populations across the country for reasons that are still not fully understood. At the same time, Effingham County ...

October 10, 2017 | Ben Cantrell | Local

Reddick's dream field close to reality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County native and Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is giving back to his hometown community by building a state-of-the-art baseball field.

October 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Pastors join forces, invite public to event designed to promote unity

RINCON -- Responding to recent divisive events, including the confrontation between groups in Charlottesville, Va., that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer on Aug. 12 ...

October 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Early voting for municipal races starts Oct. 16

RINCON -- Rincon's mayoral race highlights the 2017 municipal elections in Effingham County.

October 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Democrat announces candidacy in 1st Congressional District

Barbara A. Seidman, a resident of Waycross, has announced her intention to seek the 2018 Democratic nomination for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat. The ...

October 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham grabs second straight region volleyball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham withdrew some helpful knowledge from its memory bank that helped it obtain another championship.

October 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Rebel Rousers change colors

Instead of their usual blue and white, the Rebel Rousers, ardent student supporters of Effingham County High School sports teams, donned pink for Friday night ...

October 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Red Terrors grab quick lead, repel Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County had a rough day at the football office on Friday.

October 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Wayne County 13, South Effingham 9

October 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Lottery-funded pre-K program boosting Effingham County children

RINCON - State Rep. Bill Hitchens enjoyed a 100 percent approval rating on Oct. 4.

October 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Rallying Rebels clinch 2-AAAAAA softball title

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County had to dig deep to get to the top of Region 2-AAAAAA heap on Thursday.

October 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Rotary governor urges recruitment of more service-minded people

RINCON -- Mere months after deciding he needed a new, more exciting place to live, Dr. Hamsa Thota got snagged in a web of service that ...

October 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Huddle House raising money to boost kids' health

SPRINGFIELD -- Huddle House is partnering with No Kid Hungry, an organization that focuses on making sure kids are able to eat healthy food through programs ...

October 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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