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IDA agrees to school board's price

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is ready to come to terms with the school system on a land deal.

May 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow backs student loan access

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve legislation to ensure that upheaval in the financial markets doesn't keep students and families from getting the federal student loans they need to pay for college.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Mosley to run for probate judge seat

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her intentions to run for probate judge.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Pay raises coming for deputies

Deputies' salaries are on the rise, as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office tries to stop an exodus of officers.

May 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital marking National Donate Life Month

In April Effingham Hospital is observing National Donate Life Month in honor of those individuals who have selflessly enrolled in organ donor programs across the U.S. by giving the greatest gift of all - the gift of life.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon sticking with 55/45

In a sometimes testy and contentious meeting, Rincon City Council approved the first reading of a revamped alcohol ordinance.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Controversial rezoning headed back to planning commission

A controversial rezoning is headed back to the county planning commission after Effingham County commissioners were puzzled by what to do when one of the parties backed out.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Stone picks up endorsement from former 12th District rep

Former U.S. Rep. J. Roy Rowland, MD, (D-Georgia) endorsed Republican candidate John Stone in the race for Georgia's 12th Congressional District, citing the need for continued House efforts to achieve bipartisan national health care reform.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Public invited to participate in Olde Effingham Days flower show

The Springfield and Rincon Garden clubs are sponsoring a flower show to take place during Olde Effingham Days on Saturday.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Morgan's Dixie Wish charms to go on sale

Morgan's Dixie Wish Crocs charms will go on sale Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Citizens Bank locations in Springfield, Rincon and Port Wentworth.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney blasts Barrow for campaign literature

U.S. Rep. John Barrow's recent mailing to 12th District residents is "a blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars for campaign purposes," according to Republican opponent Ray McKinney of Savannah.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victims, families 'hanging in'

AUGUSTA - Jenny Purnell isn't ready for her husband Justin to come home - not yet at least, not until he's ready.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow backs tax assistance, simplification bill in the House

Washington, D.C. - As taxpayers in Georgia completed their tax returns, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined a majority in the House of Representatives in voting for the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act, which passed the House 238-179 Tuesday.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Brief: Exley tract rezoning postponed

The Effingham County Commission sent plans to rezone the Exley tract (off of Highway 21, south of Goshen Road) back to the planning board for further review at their meeting on Wednesday. Exley tract owners have backed out of the joint application with the New Savannah group.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Probate judge steps down

Gov. Sonny Perdue has accepted the resignation of Effingham County Probate Judge Frances Seckinger, a spokesman for the governor said.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | 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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