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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


Adult day care moving into United Way Service Center

Effingham County will have an adult day care at the United Way Effingham Service Center in the coming weeks.

April 24, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield council approves filters for its treatment plant

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of filters for the wastewater treatment plant upgrades Monday.

April 24, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Analyst ‘bullish’ on local housing market

The housing market is expected to get better, but just how soon is another question, an industry analyst said Wednesday morning.

April 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County constable critical after plane crash

A former Effingham County sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition after his light airplane crashed Saturday afternoon.

April 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Dining and dancing to kick off Olde Effingham Days

Olde Effingham Days will be held April 18-19 in Springfield, beginning with "Dining and Dancing Under the Stars" from 7-10 p.m. that Friday night at the old courthouse and the judicial complex square. Leon Jacobs will provide live music, playing oldies, country, beach and rock. Food vendors will be open during the evening.

April 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County ready to break ground on Old Augusta

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners will be breaking ground on the Old Augusta Phase I project Tuesday at 2 p.m.

April 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Seniors make pitch for help

The number of senior citizens in Effingham County is expected to increase in the next five to 10 years and with that, so will their needs and concerns, a senior citizen advocate told county commissioners.

April 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chambliss gearing up for re-election run

Saxby Chambliss said he anticipates his campaign spending will top the amount from the 2002 U.S. Senate race.

April 19, 2008 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Another refinery victim discharged

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital announced Friday afternoon another patient burned in the Imperial Sugar explosion has been discharged from the Burn Center and is receiving further treatment in the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Driver walks away from fiery collision

A driver of a log truck that burst into flames after being struck by another vehicle early Friday morning walked away from the accident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

April 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Another refinery burn patient goes home

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta said Tuesday that one of its Imperial Sugar Company patients has been discharged from the Burn Center and is receiving further treatment in the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Kelly’s, El Ranchito apply for liquor licenses

The Springfield City Council approved the first two liquor licenses in the city pending all administrative processes be completed appropriately.

April 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Georgia Democrats trying to rebuild party, message in state

After losing control of both houses of the General Assembly, and being outnumbered in the state's Congressional delegation, Georgia's Democrats believe they can make inroads on the Republican majorities.

April 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Help for storm victims available

The following local non-profits are available to assist Effingham County residents in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma:

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebel runners off to good start

SPRINGFIELD - A few meets into the cross country season, Effingham County coach Katy Fleming thinks her teams are running at a successful pace.

September 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Trash pickup to resume Wednesday

Republic plans to resume track pickup in Effingham County at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Recycling has been suspended until further notice.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels change football game day

Effingham County football coach Buddy Holder said Tuesday that his Rebels will host Statesboro at 6 p.m. Saturday instead of Friday at 7:30 ...

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Schools to remain closed longer than expected

A few days before Monday's arrival of Tropical Storm Irma, Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse announced that Effingham County Schools would be closed Friday, Monday ...

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Extension agent enjoys surprise factor of his job

SPRINGFIELD - Ben Cantrell expects the unexpected. That is the primary thing he finds interesting about his job as an agent for the Effingham County Cooperative ...

September 12, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Emergency operations halted

Effingham County has sustained winds of 40 mph.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Band room at South Effingham getting makeover

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse said everything possible is being done to clear the air about a situation in the band room at ...

September 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Herald to close Monday

The Effingham Herald will be closed Monday because of Hurricane Irma.

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County EMA to operate until Irma has passed

Effingham County EMA has upgraded its Emergency Operations Center to Operation Level 2; It is operating 24 hours until the threat of Hurricane Irma has ...

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shelters to open for Hurricane Irma relief

Three safe shelters are set to open in Guyton for those in need of refuge from Hurricane Irma.

September 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


President signs emergency declaration for Georgia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday that federal emergency aid has been made available to ...

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Go team!

Kassey Johnson proudly wears her school colors during Thursday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game at The Corral. Johnson's team, the Mustangs fell in ...

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebel Rousers

Rebel Rousers Brett Nettles, Taryn Aceret, Brice Moore and Zach Wilson, from left, of Effingham County show their team spirit before Thursday night's football ...

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


EOC encourages residents to remain wary of Irma despite course change

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3-Enhanced operating 12-hour shifts.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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