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House passes Barrow amendment to boost minority share in grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) on Tuesday that can significantly improve minority participation in federal contracts for research and development.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rafter to run for probate judge seat

Rick Rafter, a partner of a local law firm Ratchford and Rafter, LLP in Springfield has announced his intention to run for the position of Effingham County Probate Judge.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney selected as delegate to GOP national convention

Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney thanked the delegates of the 12th District Republican Convention for electing him delegate to the National GOP Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA may go after grant writer to go after grants

It's going to cost the Effingham Industrial Development Authority some money to secure money the state already has promised.

May 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hursey to seek re-election

Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey, 55, has announced her intentions to qualify for re-election for the office of clerk of Superior Court.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield court gets power to set some penalties

The Springfield City Council voted to authorize the Municipal Court to impose penalties for violations of the charter or city ordinances.

May 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


A trail into Georgia’s past

Georgia's history and its booming tourism industry could be intertwined again, if state and community officials are successful in their plans.

May 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham UDC chapter to host Confederate Memorial Day

The Effingham Hussars Chapter No. 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will host Effingham County's annual Confederate Memorial Day program on Sunday at 4 p. m. This remembrance will he held at the Confederate burial section of the Guyton Cemetery.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow’s Congressional offices ‘go green’ on Earth Day

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) announced that, in recognition of Earth Day, his office has gone green.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Wright to seek another term as tax commissioner

Tax Commissioner Lisa E. Wright of Springfield is making a bid for re-election to serve her fourth term in office.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County backs water-sewer commission

Effingham County commissioners like the idea of a countywide water and sewer commission.

May 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioner Loper to seek re-election

Effingham County 4th District Commissioner Reggie Loper has announced he will seek re-election.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Suhor to run for county probate judge

Effingham County Probate Court chief clerk Judy Suhor announced Monday she is seeking election as probate judge.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon man killed in Monday collision

A Rincon man was killed and a Springfield man was hurt in an accident on Fort Howard Road early Monday afternoon.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon driver involved in fatal wreck

One man was killed Friday night and two others injured in a head-on collision on Highway 196 in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

May 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Zack Norton honored with A Celebration of Life

Hundreds of Effingham County citizens made their way to the Effingham County Fair Grounds in Springfield Saturday to celebrate the life of one of Effingham ...

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Leadership Effingham gives pair of project run-downs at ECCA

Leadership Effingham met at the Effingham College and Career Academy Thursday afternoon to hear two group project presentations from members.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Free lunches now available with beginning of Summer Lunch Program

With children out of school for the summer and parents working during the day, the launch of the Summer Lunch Program is once again underway.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center offering Horse Camp for special needs community

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is offering a Horse Camp for the special needs community June 26-30 and July 10-14 (teen camp).

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County BOE announces 13.13 percent increase to property taxes

The Effingham County Board of Education announced Thursday its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 13.13 percent over ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently donated $9,000 to Effingham County Public Schools as part of the company's Fueling the ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs march off the field and into next step in life

As the sun went down behind the pine trees Friday night, the seniors of South Effingham High School moved their tassels from right to left ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rebel graduates sent off in style

Amongst the thousands who showed up to sit under the sun Saturday at Rebel Stadium were 451 anxious and excited seniors who were ready to ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Retired Educators conduct Spring Book Distribution

Several members of the local REA unit recently met at the Board of Education book warehouse and participated in the selection of titles for groups ...

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Faith Equestrian receives 2017 President's Award at LDSS Night of Champions

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton was recognized by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at their "Night of Champions" on May 11.

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Brad Carr named Executive Director of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Springfield – The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Brad Carr will be taking over as Executive Director effective May 15.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 48th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

Each year, the week before Memorial Day is highlighted by one of Effingham County's largest events that is dedicated to honoring our nation's ...

May 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


First ever 'Unity in the Community' event a hit in Guyton

On Saturday morning, members of the Guyton community met with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and deputies of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department in the first ...

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham residents protest wastewater plan

Concerned and informed members of the community attended a public hearing Wednesday night regarding the DRT America Plant in Springfield and the current status of ...

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

The South Effingham High School NJROTC was recently designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2016-2017 school year by the Naval Service Training ...

May 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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