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Georgia gets $20M in public safety grants

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the release of $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These awards will help state and local first responders improve emergency communications and coordination during a natural or man-made disaster.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon works on new alcohol laws

Rincon City Council members are expected to get the first reading of a new alcohol ordinance at their meeting Monday.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Early Saturday morning accident turns deadly

An Effingham County woman died Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to get its law book in order

The ordinances for the city of Springfield will be organized in a more user friendly way. The council approved using the services of Municipal Code Corporation to organize the ordinances, and create a new code book.

May 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Aiden’s parents plead not guilty

The parents of a toddler who spent two months in the hospital recovering from injuries stemming from alleged child abuse pled not guilty to all the charges in Effingham County Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

May 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


More burn center patients discharged

Medical staff at Doctors Hospital is reporting good news that two of the Imperial Sugar patients, who received treatment on the Rehab Unit, are being discharged today. Another Imperial Sugar burn patient is expected to be discharged Wednesday from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center to the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Fort Howard, Lisa Street road closure

On April 12, the city of Rincon will close the intersection of Lisa Street and Fort Howard Road due to utility service work. Work will begin at 7 a.m., and is estimated that the road will reopen by April 14. If you have any questions, feel free to contact City Hall at 826-5996.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Lights to go out in Guyton Tuesday

Georgia Power will have a scheduled power outage today that will affect the northern half of Guyton, company representatives said.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County starts budget work in earnest

Effingham County's staff is beginning work on the fiscal year 2008-09 in earnest.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work done, but a lot left undone

There is one thing members of the state Senate and House of Representatives can agree on easily - they are glad to be done.

April 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Warning issued about phony refund scam

ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers of an email phishing scam designed to look like it's from the IRS.

April 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Big price tag for road projects

A draft of a transportation study for Effingham County's future transportation needs carries a hefty price tag for the recommendations - $490 million.

April 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter-Burns bill heads to governor

Effingham County voters likely will head to the polls in November with a chance to determine their property tax futures.

April 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Old Augusta about to become a new road

The ceremonial turn of the shovel took place on a warm Tuesday afternoon. The real work will begin in a few days for the long-awaited Old Augusta Road project.

April 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


ECIS fundraiser tops $65,000

Effingham County residents and businesses opened their wallets and hearts on March 8 at Kelly's Tavern to help the four victims of the Imperial Sugar explosion, raising over $65,000.

April 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Toss Allen out as Effingham County Administrator

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that current County Administrator Toss Allen would not have his contract renewed.

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah River Classic has anglers hooked

Ten years ago, the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce was interested in creating an event that would support the Stand Up for America Day celebration ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local realtor Karen Miller achieves high recognition from NAR

RINCON - Karen Miller with Southern Georgia Homes has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

Nurses at Effingham Health System were treated to a catered lunch Wednesday in celebration of National Nurses Week, which began on Monday and will finish ...

May 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

The Rincon Garden Club recently attended the Olde Effingham Day flower show, Eighty Years in Bloom, on April 22.

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham K9's to get body armor

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K9's, Arest and Gero, will receive bullet and stab-protective vests soon thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit ...

May 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Edwards Interiors nominated for Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year

Edwards Interiors was honored last week at the 2017 Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park by being nominated ...

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Ricker to run for Mayor of Rincon

Former Rincon Mayor Pro-Tem and current Rincon City Councilmember, Christi Ricker, has announced that she is running for the position of Mayor of Rincon.

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures on SR21 for signal inspections at the DDI

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and SR 30 in Port ...

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre celebrating three year anniversary

SPRINGFIELD - A lot has happened at the Mars Theatre since reopening its doors in 2014. More than 47,000 tickets have been sold for movies ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Resurfacing project underway on SR 21 south of Rincon

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation started a resurfacing project today and will utilize single lane closures between Lisa Street and Westwood Drive south ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Grammy-nominated recording group The Nelons to perform at First Baptist in Springfield

Nashville, TN - Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will be featured in an exciting event on Saturday, May 20 at 6 ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Sheriffs to continue presence at schools

On April 26, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office began receiving complaints, referencing a rumor that a shooting ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


DDI construction continues tonight in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install a lane closure on SR 21 tonight from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


'A Celebration of Champions' held to honor Springfield Central High

Hundreds of Effingham County residents turned out to witness history Saturday afternoon at the 'Celebration of Champions' banner unveiling that took place in the gymnasium ...

April 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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