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Cities, county to meet on service delivery map

Officials from Effingham County and the county's three municipalities will meet this morning to discuss service delivery area lines.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic lights almost ready on Highway 80

The Georgia Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that Highway 80, Highway 26 from Cherry Street to Highway 17 will soon be open to four lanes of traffic.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs deals for sewage plant, water work

The Springfield City Council approved agreements with EMC Engineering for upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility, a new well and phase one and two of the Highway 21 waterline extension at its meeting Tuesday night.

March 06, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Colonial to match donations

United Way of the Coastal Empire has received an outpouring of community support to help the victims and their families who are affected by the destruction caused by the explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on Feb. 7.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson, Chambliss sign on to bill to reform budget process

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Wednesday in introducing bipartisan legislation to end reckless spending and reform the federal budget process by converting it to a two-year cycle, with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to oversight of federal programs.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow praises bipartisan effort on stimulus package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) praised the enactment of a bipartisan economic stimulus plan Wednesday after President Bush signed the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Municipalities map out possible service delivery strategy

Officials from Rincon, Springfield and Guyton came to an agreement Thursday on where they would like their water and sewer service delivery areas to be.

March 04, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Two Effingham men still critical after blast

Two Effingham County men are continuing the fight for recovery after being hurt in Thursday night's explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

March 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Richards' hearing postponed

A preliminary hearing and a probation revocation hearing Monday for a mother accused of child abuse were postponed.

March 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners cool to merging magistrate, probate

Effingham County commissioners likely won't take a proposal to merge the magistrate and probate courts much further.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


At least 3 killed in refinery explosion

Authorities said Friday afternoon that rescue teams have discovered three bodies in the wreckage of the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth following a massive explosion and fire there Thursday night.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


One Effingham man badly hurt in blast

An Effingham County man is said to be recovering in a burn treatment center at an Augusta hospital after being injured in Thursday night's explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County may re-think closing prison

Effingham County commissioners have toyed with the idea of closing the Effingham Prison. But they may be having second thoughts after Warden Ronald Spears' presentation Tuesday afternoon.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Liquor wins in a landslide

By an overwhelming margin, voters across Effingham County have approved referendums to allow liquor by the drink sales.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Voting twice doesn't bother Springfield residents

Residents of Springfield voted to approve liquor by the drink sales Tuesday by a vote of 160 to 102.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Effingham Community Orchestra Concert Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will perform its spring concert on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Dept. Gymnasium ...

May 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


National Association of Letter Carriers hosting 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


The adventure of a lifetime: A cross-country trip on foot

Last week, many citizens of Effingham County came into contact or saw from a distance two characters walking the roads and streets of the community.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Bobcats celebrate 34th May Day

Rincon Elementary School hosted the 34th annual May Day on Friday morning with a crowd of hundreds watching.

May 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

On Tuesday, May 2, the Effingham County Navigator Team (ECNT) held a fundraiser at the Huddle House in Rincon to raise money for the group.

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

One Rincon family's request to build a privacy fence on their property was a long-debated issue at Monday night's Rincon City Council meeting ...

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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


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