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County forges ahead with energy grant

Effingham County commissioners agreed to go ahead with an intergovernmental agreement for an energy efficiency and conservation block agreement.

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annual meeting caps a busy Chamber year

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Rand Shearouse took the gavel from outgoing president Alice DeForest, beginning his tenure as president of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


TEA Party brews up candidates’ forum

With early voting already under way, and barely a month before the general primaries are conducted, local voters will have their first opportunity to hear from candidates for Georgia's U.S House 12th District seat Friday night.

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


HOGs to get black-n-blue for MDA Summer Camp

Members of Savannah's Harley Owners Group (HOG) chapter will ride in the 16th annual Black-n-Blue Ball at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum decked out in denim and leather Saturday night to raise money for local children to attend MDA Summer Camp.
Tickets are $25. A live band will perform from 7 p.m.-midnight and there also will be live and silent auctions. MDA camper families have been invited and proceeds will help 17 children with neuromuscular diseases from the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire attend camp at no charge.
The local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is ...

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Council opposes Sunday sales

Springfield City Council members took a look at their alcohol ordinances for potential charges but they were nearly in accordance on one thing that shouldn't be altered - the prohibition on Sunday sales.

June 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton may team with Home Depot volunteers

Guyton could be preparing for an onslaught of volunteers.

June 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Online contest may help fund Springfield’s fireworks show

Liberty Mutual has launched the "Bring Back the Fourth" program, with grants of $10,000 going to 10 winning communities. The grants will help communities that have cut or curtailed their Independence Day celebrations in light of the economic downturn.

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Gratitude on display

For the first time since the end of their deployment to Afghanistan, the men of the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion's Alpha Battery gathered at Baker Park.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners getting ready to adopt leaner budget

Effingham County commissioners are preparing to adopt their fiscal year 2011 budget, a spending plan that represents a 5.2 percent cut in spending from a year ago.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County continues work on four-day week

Though they don't expect to make their target of July 1 to start the four-day work week, Effingham County commissioners will forge ahead with plans for a four-day work week.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


In their honor

With the strains of the Effingham Community Orchestra as a backdrop, Effingham residents paid tribute to soldiers who fell in battle in far-flung places during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.

June 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Library support remains hot topic

Effingham County commissioners may be trying to find ways to restore funding they have proposed to cut from the county's two libraries.

June 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Another delay in Heidt trial?

The case of the state vs. Craig Heidt could be on hold again.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Digging in

An afternoon by the river was a day of work for a team of researchers at Tuckasee King on Thursday.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police get keyed up for in-car computers

A new tool in their hands will allow Rincon Police Department officers to stay out on the roads longer.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia participating in Summer Food Service Program

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Tax Assessors announce Assessment Notices appeal due June 19

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Tech to offer Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit Program

RINCON - In partnership with Effingham and Bryan County regional manufacturing partners, Savannah Technical College will offer the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of Credit ...

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS, SEHS seniors celebrate College Acceptance Day

On May 2, graduating seniors from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School celebrating College Acceptance Day by coming to school dressed in ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Zack Norton honored by ECSD deputies

One of Effingham County's strongest and bravest citizens, Zack Norton, was honored recently by an equally strong and brave group of Effingham County Sheriff ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Quick-thinking kids learn about safety

Effingham County second grade students gathered in the gymnasium of Ebenezer Middle School Thursday to put their knowledge on safety to the test at the ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

An Effingham County family of three recently added a few members to the family - seven, to be exact - as their adoption of the "Super Seven ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Meeting on DRT America to be Wednesday night

A public hearing regarding DRT America and the potential hazard it could cause to Ebenezer Creek will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at ...

May 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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


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