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Setting the pace for United Way

The United Way of Effingham County is 35 percent toward its goal of raising $249,999, as noted by Batman (campaign co-chairman Clarence Morgan).

October 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital lends helping hand to Americus

A hospital is usually the place a community turns to in times of crisis.

October 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Daniel getting into the action

Rincon residents have one female candidate running for city council as Ann Daniel has thrown in her hat for one of the three seats available.

October 27, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Hospital getting ready to open its Open MRI service

For the first time, an open MRI will be established within Effingham County, Effingham Hospital's Board of Trustees announced.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


SRC takes possession of Mars Theater

The stage is set.

October 26, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield discusses fence ordinance

The Springfield City Council has asked the building and zoning committee to create a privacy fence ordinance for the city.

October 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


MCUDA elects slate of new officers

HINESVILLE - The Middle Coastal Unified Development Authority (MCUDA) recently elected new officers for two-year terms. Officers include: President – Ronald E. Tolley, CEcD (Liberty County); Vice-President – Jean Bacon (Bryan County); Secretary – Dorothy Glisson (Screven County); and Treasurer – Ricky Nessmith (Bulloch County).

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Hospital welcomes new doctor

Effingham Hospital is pleased to announce that a new primary care practice will be established in Springfield soon.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Higgins wants to bring a business perspective

"Let's chase the money."

October 24, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Rotary gets airport update

Robert Uhrich, director of air service development at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, discusses terminal and parking lot expansions at the airport with the Effingham Rotary Club. Uhrich has been with the airport since 1995.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton asks for more sewage treatment capacity

Guyton's city council is hoping for a maximum of 100,000 additional gallons of wastewater treatment capacity from Springfield, which they believe will be enough to supply development in the town for the next three years.

October 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield discusses cutting property taxes for seniors

The Springfield City Council discussed the feasibility of eliminating city property taxes for senior citizens Tuesday.

October 23, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Bledsoe finishes basic

Army Pfc. Mathew M. Bledsoe has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

October 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bartos completes city, county attorney institute

Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos of the Bartos Law Firm, LLC, has recently returned from the 54th Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on the campus of the University of Georgia from Sept. 13-14.

October 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EPD may be OK with IDA's water deals

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority could be on its way to provide water to its I-16 project.

October 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Building trust

Local law enforcement needs the help of the citizens it serves, and the community also needs to be able to trust the officers, authorities said Thursday night.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County says no to survey for pipeline route

A controversial pipeline project won't be getting permission to access county property for a survey.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Memorial fund set up for nursing students killed in wreck

The Georgia Southern School of Nursing Students' Memorial Fund has been established to honor the five nursing students who tragically lost their lives Wednesday morning. Visitwww.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/memorial to make a gift to the fund.

April 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Packed house blasts pipeline proposal

RICHMOND HILL-Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at Tuesday's public hearing at the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline Project.

April 22, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local


Five GSU students killed in Bryan County crash

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed and two others were injured Wednesday morning in an accident on Interstate-16.

April 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Springfield, county fire make plans to join forces

A deal that would consolidate the Effingham County and Springfield fire departments could be resolved in a matter of weeks, following a workshop last Wednesday between county commissioners, Springfield City Council and staff from both bodies.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


What’s that noise?

Rincon soon may have new tornado sirens up and active, just in time for tornado season.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may sell first Charger to Guyton

The Rincon Police Department is going to help the Guyton force add to its fleet.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ASU: Regional economy growing at fastest pace in 11 years

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Rincon to support public library branch

Rincon City Council has agreed to support the Effingham County library system, committing $12,000 it had set aside in its fiscal year 2015 budget.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trip down Savannah River more than a pleasure cruise for trio

A five-week trip was more than a pleasure cruise for Joanne Steele, her son Jesse and their friend Bob Brooksher.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Community, co-workers mourn late ECSO deputy

Melinda Harr of Springfield and her neighbor Marianna Alger stood alongside Highway 21 Saturday morning, watching the procession of vehicles for Deputy Lee Witt's funeral.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham Farm Bureau named district agency of the year

For the second year in a row, Effingham County Farm Bureau was awarded as the District 7 Agency of the Year. This honor recognizes all of the staff's hard work and dedication serving the county and their members. The award is presented to the large agency that excels in their district in overall sales performance.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Two injured in tanker, trash truck wreck

Two people were injured Friday afternoon when a trash truck hit a tractor trailer carrying fuel on Highway 21.

April 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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