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County to discuss future of the Effingham Parkway

Effingham County commissioners will meet later this month with transportation officials and consultants to discuss the future of the Effingham Parkway.

November 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Wall Street bailout package won’t be a quick fix

The massive Wall Street bailout package passed and signed into law last week won't be a quick fix for the nation's economic woes, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said Wednesday morning.

October 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Effingham Victim Witness gets grant from Target

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its efforts in fostering safe families and communities through education.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon agrees to delay Berry appeal

Rincon City Council will hear the appeal from former police chief Michael Berry on Nov. 3 after council members voted to delay the hearing during a special called meeting Monday night.

October 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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

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Rebels draw state champ in volleyball bracket

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County faces a big task and a big opportunity in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Saturday.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County Girl Scouts observe birthday of founder

Effingham County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Oct. 7 at Daisy's Birthday Bash hosted by Troop 30197.

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Trio arrested, suspected of illegal collection and reproduction of financial card information

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department apprehended three Florida men Wednesday. Each is suspected to be involved in the illegal collection and reproduction of financial card ...

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Effingham County eclipses Heritage, headed to Columbus

SPRINGFIELD -- Johnny Coleman is a man of few words. After watching his team play Wednesday, he was virtually speechless.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Greyhounds race past Mustangs

GUYTON -- South Effingham's playoff run came to an end Wednesday after dropping two games to Jones County.

October 18, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Rincon named one of Georgia's top places to raise a family

According to, Rincon is one of the best cities to raise a family in Georgia.

October 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Lee touts record of customer service

RINCON - Even though Ken Lee recently retired from the grocery business after 46 years, he never retired from customer service.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Ricker seeking to assist citizens on larger scale

RINCON - Public service keeps strengthening its powerful grip on Christi Ricker.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Springfield's Krall receives degree

Wilkes University of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., held its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 10 in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference ...

October 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Heartache lingers for Mustangs

GUYTON - Another game. Another heartbreaking loss for South Effingham.

October 17, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Vietnam veterans receive recognition

SPRINGFIELD - The ceremonial pat on the back they received Thursday night won't relieve the sting left by the way they were treated decades ago ...

October 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham's Hinely receives top teaching award

RINCON -- South Effingham Elementary School teacher Jincy Hinely believes in her students. She has lots of people who believe in her, too.

October 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Guyton student graduates from Valdosta State

Brittney Hunter of Guyton has earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology from Valdosta State University.

October 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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