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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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Clyo El Cheapo store held up, robbed Saturday

The El Cheapo gas station in Clyo was held up by three suspects Saturday afternoon, two of whom had handguns.

March 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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