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Rietkovich crowned Junior Miss St. Patrick’s Day

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Families are overwhelmed at community's response

Morgan Seckinger and Jenny Purnell greeted well-wishers and media seeking interviews warmly on an often chilly Saturday.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon to start interviews for police chief

Rincon may be moving quickly to fill its vacant police chief job.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Organizers thankful at fundraiser turnout

Crowds jammed into Kelly's Tavern all day Saturday. They filled the cleared-out Springfield Builders Supply for the silent auction. They were lined up, and bundled up, for the bake sale.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


House OKs Carter prescription insurance reform

ATLANTA - HB 367, sponsored by state Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) unanimously passed the House of Representatives on Friday.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Schofield steps down as police chief

Rincon Police Chief David Schofield has resigned his position, city officials said Thursday.

March 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County tables bid for new 911 center

Effingham County commissioners got a bid for the proposed 911 center well under projections, but they still have concerns over the building's design.

March 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSS to mark annual Landing Day on Saturday

William Holton Brown will be the guest speaker at the Georgia Salzburger Society's annual Landing Day on Saturday.

March 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Three patients at burn center upgraded

Three of the 11 burn patients from the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion have had their conditions upgraded from critical to serious at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.

March 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Schofield out as Rincon police chief

Rincon Police Chief David Schofield has stepped down from his position, city officials confirmed Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No holding pattern for fast-growing airport

It's good flying weather for the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

March 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County closes in on new alcohol law

Effingham County commissioners gave the county's alcohol ordinance a few tweaks during a first reading of a proposed new law Tuesday morning.

March 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Blast victims' fundraiser to be big event

Organizers for a fundraiser to aid victims and families of the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion said the event is getting a lot of attention.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA's EFACEC deal gets national acclaim

John Henry and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority have known for a long time just how big getting EFACEC to the community was. Now, so will many others.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Tax study group sends findings to legislators

A committee formed to study Effingham County's tax structure has finished its work and forwarded its suggestions to state lawmakers.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Hill offers Georgia budget update

Senator Jack Hill traveled to Effingham County Thursday to serve as the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Effingham County during their annual weekly ...

July 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECMS FFA awarded 'Grants for Growing' from Tractor Supply Company

The Effingham County Middle School Future Farmers of America were recently awarded 2nd Grants for Growing from Tractor Supply Company.

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's awards scholarships to six high school students

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently hosted the 2017 Outstanding Students Award Ceremony, where Parker's President and CEO Greg Parker presented ...

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Auxiliary donates $2,000 to Effingham Health System

If you have ever visited the halls of Effingham Health System, whether to see a friend or family member or as part of a personal ...

June 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mahany wins award for book translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mahany wins award for books translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Ken Lee has announced that he will be seeking re-election this year as the Mayor of Rincon, a decision that will have him running ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters ...

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in ...

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes ...

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

SAVANNAH – Last Friday, the Thunder Task Force came together in Savannah to write 332 citations and 120 warnings to drivers violating traffic laws.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office was notified that Investigators with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had cultivated information that there may ...

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Hussars hold Annual Confederate Memorial Day service

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 welcomed friends and guests recently for their annual Confederate Memorial Day Service to honor those who fought and ...

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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