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Teen killed in ATV accident

An Effingham County teenager was killed Tuesday when the all-terrain vehicle he was a passenger on turned over.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Port planning on more growth and expansion

Doug J. Marchand, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, outlined actions required to achieve continued growth and prosperity for the Port of Savannah during his annual State of the Port speech Thursday, "Strengthening Our Advantages."

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Two forums for local races scheduled for this week

Political forums featuring the candidates in all contested races on Nov. 4 are set for Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The LIFE group has invited all candidates to participate in these forums on Oct. 14 at South Effingham High School and Oct. 16 at the Board of Education auditorium in Springfield. Both forums will begin at 7 p.m.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Strong showing for registration and early voting

Voter registration for the 2008 general election concluded Monday, and by all indications it could be a strong turnout.

October 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon says it’s in compliance with probation

Rincon city officials are trying to show the state that they aren't out of compliance with their handling of probations.

October 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Domestic violence awareness candlelight vigil set for Tuesday

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. and the Effingham County Domestic Violence Task Force will sponsor a candlelight vigil Tuesday at 6:30 on the steps of the Effingham County Courthouse with a reception to follow.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


New Jekyll plan unveiled

The board of directors of the Jekyll Island Authority reviewed revised plans Monday from Greensboro-based Linger Longer Communities for a beach village that will be a key part of the island's overall revitalization effort.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Deputy hit while in response

Deputies and Georgia State troopers inspect the crumpled patrol car after a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon at Highway 21 and McCall Road.

October 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bailout package now law

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street firms on Friday afternoon, and President Bush hurriedly signed the legislation into law.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Stone calls for transportation, energy fixes

The gas crunch that much of the state and the South are in now could be alleviated if the U.S. began increasing - and diversifying - its number of oil refineries.

October 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Collins appeal delayed

A police officer fired by Rincon will have his appeal heard later this month.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State high court backs day care over city

A local day care center has fought city hall - and won.

October 18, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield ready to light up street for Christmas

The Springfield City Council gave City Manager Brett Bennett permission to purchase new Christmas decorations to go on Laurel Street at Tuesday night's meeting.

October 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon moves ahead with Patriot Park plans

Rincon City Council discussed tentative plans for Patriot Park at its meeting Monday night and gave the city manager the go-ahead to seek out bids for the first phase of work, which includes two tennis courts and parking areas.

October 17, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Fired chief to go before council

Rincon City Council members have agreed to hear the appeal of Michael Berry, who was fired as the city's police chief Sept. 10.

October 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Multi-agency probe turns up evidence of credit card fraud

SPRINGFIELD -- Just before 5 a.m. Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, along with numerous assisting agencies, served five search warrants in Effingham County ...

February 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs rally past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD - "Small ball" worked in a big way for the South Effingham Mustangs on Wednesday.

February 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Scholarship auction set March 22

The Lloyd Arnsdorff Young Farms Scholarship Auction is slated March 22 at 6 p.m. in the Effingham County High School cafeteria.

February 14, 2018 | Staff report | Local


South Effingham girls trample Windsor Forest

South Effingham's girls soccer team toppled Windsor Forest 4-1 in Savannah on Tuesday.

February 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Democrat chairman announces qualifying instructions

Tony Chiariello, chairperson of the Effingham County Democratic Committee, has announced that prospective Democrat candidates for the May 22 partisan elections in Effingham County must ...

February 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


57-0! Gant completes perfect wrestling season

SPRINGFIELD - Zebrandon Gant is finally a state champion.

February 13, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Effingham County NAACP remains viable, valuable

SPRINGFIELD - Five decades after taking its first step, the Effingham County branch of the NAACP is still marching forward in its quest for political, educational ...

February 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Relieved Taylor gets her chance at East Georgia College

SPRINGFIELD - Taylor Morgan can breathe a sigh of relief.

February 13, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Brandt taking college plunge

GUYTON - After an outstanding career in the Savannah Coastal Swim League, Megan Brandt, 18, is about to jump into much bigger pool.

February 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT cuts ribbon on revamped space

RINCON - Thanks to some hardworking volunteers and donors, Ready2CONNECT is more prepared than ever to help Effingham County residents improve their employment prospects.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Venerable Conlee remains true to what made him successful

SPRINGFIELD - Country music's "Common Man" has uncommon staying power.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Treutlen House to benefit from Nelons concert

GUYTON - Joyful, harmonic noises will emanate from Countryside Baptist Church on Feb. 24.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program lessens trauma for its clients

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program (EVWAP) is a unique member of the Effingham County Family Connection family.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Driver dies in Robeling Road Raceway event

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that a man is deceased and another man is seriously injured after an accident during a ...

February 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels girding for tough baseball classification

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Class AAAAAA is by far one of the most competitive classifications in the state for baseball, Effingham County has held its own ...

February 09, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


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