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Red Cross monitoring Fay

The Savannah Red Cross is monitoring Tropical Storm Fay for further development. Currently the storm is a "rain maker" but could develop into Hurricane Fay.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Mill working with feds on death inquiry

Georgia-Pacific officials say they are cooperating with federal investigators in the wake of a fatal accident at the Savannah River Mill.

September 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County, feds at odds over lease agreement

A deal for a federal agency to move into a county-owned building under construction is off, and Effingham County commissioners had strong sentiments toward the federal government for added stipulations to the lease agreement.

September 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Audit reveals few flaws

Springfield's annual audit shows the city needs to reconcile accounts more regularly and show proper documentation, amend the budget prior to spending more than planned and be careful with utilities overdue to the city.

September 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Seckinger comes home

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta announced that Paul Seckinger was discharged this morning after a six-month stay to recover from serious injuries suffered in the Feb. 7 explosion of the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

September 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Worker killed at G-P

An employee at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill was killed in an accident early Friday morning.

September 06, 2008 | Staff report | Local

Guyton council gives the OK to alcohol ordinance

Tuesday's Guyton City Council meeting marked the approval and initial discussion of quite a few changes for the city.

September 05, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Fort Howard Square to grow

Rincon City Council approved the preliminary site plans for a 7,600 square foot shopping center addition to the left of Fred's at Fort Howard Square during Monday's council meeting.

September 05, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Cities, county pour efforts into water board nominees

The water and sewer ad hoc committee proposes four possible nominees for the regional water planning council: Effingham Industrial Development Authority member Dennis A. Webb, school board member Lamar Allen, Rincon Mayor Ken Lee and county engineer Steve Liotta.

September 02, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Hospital opens state of the art imaging center

Physical work on the Effingham Hospital's imaging center started about a year ago. But the opening of the facility's doors was actually about 15 years in the making.

September 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County to take another look at old courthouse

Effingham County commissioners are trying to put together a committee to look at the best options for restoring the old courthouse.

September 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County amends Exley tract pact

Developers and representatives of the New Savannah tract are ready to move forward after Effingham County commissioners agreed Tuesday to amend a longstanding agreement on water.

August 29, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Crawley takes county administrator post

Effingham County commissioners have extended, and David Crawley has accepted, a contract to be the next county administrator.

August 29, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Jones outpolls Martin in county

Former commissioner of the state Department of Human Resources Jim Martin will face Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss and Libertarian candidate Allen Buckley in November for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Council invites Zeigler for a sit-down

It's a little more than five months before Dusty Zeigler takes his seat among the Effingham County commissioners as chairman, but Rincon City Council members wanted his ear anyway Monday night.

August 29, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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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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