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Emergency food, shelter program funds available

Effingham County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police prepares for the 4th

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the 4th of July weekend, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

State predicts 22 deaths on Georgia road for holiday

As motorists take to the roads this week for the July 4th holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. The 78-hour holiday period began Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

State Patrol reminds drivers to keep vehicles from overheating

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers this week that now is the time to make sure your vehicles are ready for the summer driving season.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

State asks for caution around fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries and fires when using fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Chamber to host ID theft prevention seminar July 8-9

Officials of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Identity Theft Prevention Seminar on July 8 and 9. The course is open to Chamber members and the general public, Scott Hinson, chairman of the Chamber's Entrepreneur Friendly Task Force, announced.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

EFACEC packs ’em in

In a few months, the massive EFACEC plant across Highway 21 from the Savannah Technical College-Effingham campus will spring to life. Wednesday evening, hundreds piled into STC's Effingham facility to hear more about the Portuguese manufacturer.

July 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

GBI: Man found in Wal-Mart parking lot died of natural causes

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that a man whose body was found in the Rincon Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday died of nautral causes.

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

GBI probes weekend death of toddler

Details remain scarce, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the weekend death of a Springfield toddler.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

County delays adopting its FY10 budget

Effingham County residents told their county commissioners that pay raises for county employees pale in comparison to their property taxes.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield makes no changes to liquor law

The Springfield City Council voted to keep the alcohol ordinance the same after considering amending the ordinance to change the time of sales and consumption on premises.

June 29, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local

50 years later, effects of train disaster linger

Like Sunday, the same day 50 years earlier was a hot, muggy afternoon.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon looks to add tasers to arsenal

The Rincon Police Department has taken the first step toward putting tasers in the hands of its officers.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

City ready for fireworks show

The show will go on Saturday night in Springfield.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

State awards $2.95M grant for project

The state made good on its promise of a massive grant that helped lure EFACEC to Effingham County.

June 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

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Grammy winner Davis to perform at Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -Performing is a family affair for three-time Grammy Award winner Linda Davis whether she is related to the people she sings with or not.

June 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Truck sails into river at high speed; driver escapes

SPRINGFIELD -- Just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Karyn Witherington was on routine patrol near the Foxbow neighborhood on Hwy 80 ...

June 13, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Springfield mayor, city council announce millage rate proposal

SPRINGFIELD -- The City of Springfield mayor and city council members announced Wednesday their intention to increase property taxes they will levy this year by 2 ...

June 13, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Grant, Anderson set to answer questions during political forum

Effingham County Board of Education District 1 candidates Robert Grant and Lynn Anderson are set to participate in a political forum Thursday at 4:30 ...

June 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Roberson joins United Way as Effingham assistant director

Elizabeth Roberson has recently joined United Way of the Coastal Empire as the Effingham assistant director.

June 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Former Effingham County student making her way in country music

RINCON - Jordan Rainer is pushing her pen in an unexpected direction.

June 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

WorkSource Coastal links job seekers, employers through network of agencies

RINCON - WorkSource Coastal is in the business of partnerships, making it a perfect addition to Effingham County Family Connection.

June 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham Health System receives special designation for stroke care

SPRINGFIELD - Residents of Effingham and the surrounding area who think they may be experiencing a stroke have life-saving treatment available right here, in our community.

June 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Drivers urged to adjust to Hands-Free Georgia Act now

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is encouraging all drivers to start complying with the state's Hands-Free Georgia Act before it takes effect ...

June 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Car seat safety and the dangers of hot cars

Summer brings time to spend with family, fun outdoors, vacations and road trips. Here's what you need to know to keep your little ones ...

June 11, 2018 | Dr. Bailey Alford | Local

Hwy 21 open again at plane crash site

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) wants the travel public to be aware Hwy 21 is open at the site of last month's Puerto ...

June 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recognizes members

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual Membership Recognition Banquet on Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church's banquet hall.

June 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

IDA makes Herndon's hiring official

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority's exhaustive search for a CEO ended with a unanimous sigh of relief Thursday morning.

June 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Freedom Rings Celebration slated

RINCON -- Freedom Park will host the Freedom Rings Celebration on June 29 from 6-10 p.m.

June 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

A bird's-eye view of Josh Reddick Field

SPRINGFIELD -- Josh Reddick Field at the Clarence Morgan Complex is nearing completion,

June 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

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