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Rincon Police joins the social media age

The Rincon Police Department is joining the social media ranks - and it's looking for some new friends.

April 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets minimum for conservation use assessment

Effingham County commissioners have unanimously approved setting a minimum number of acres landowners can set aside in a conservation use assessment.

April 14, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Individual tax returns, payments due Monday

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who have not yet filed their 2010 tax returns that individual returns and payments are due Monday.

April 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


DOT launching improved NaviGAtor

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Transportation, home of one of the most popular, heavily used real-time traveler information systems in the country, today unveiled the next generation of Georgia NaviGAtor 511. The new system brings new features and, through a public-private partnership, new sponsors, allowing the Department and its 511 provider, Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc., an Iteris company, to operate and maintain the system at no cost to Georgia taxpayers.

April 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


County hopes fee cut spurs growth

Effingham County commissioners are proposing to amend their impact fee ordinance in an effort to kick-start a flagging development and building sector.

April 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to get use out of old buses

Effingham County's Public Safety Department is going to put two old school buses to use for a mobile command post.

April 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Storm leads to extensive cleanup

Cleanup from a powerful storm that swept through Effingham County just before dawn Tuesday morning got under way quickly.

April 07, 2011 | By Calli Arnold and Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge denies Northway’s motion to dismiss

An Effingham County Superior Court judge has denied Springfield Mayor Jeff Northway's motion to dismiss an action brought by four city council members seeking his removal.

April 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield Fire adopts new SOP

After months of work, the Springfield Fire Department has a set of standard operating procedures and also will have a new vehicle on the way.

April 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Georgia team hits streets of Guyton for historic look

Armed with cameras and clipboards, students from the University of Georgia combed through the streets of Guyton at the end of last week. Their mission was to conduct a historic resources survey of the town.

April 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Some changes for Olde Effingham Days

For the sixth year, the Olde Effingham Days Festival is upon us. The event is set for April 15-16 in Springfield between the new and old courthouses and the Living History Site.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Dateline to focus on Heidt trial

Dateline, one of NBC's newsmagazine programs, will devote two hours to the murder trial of Craig Heidt and its aftermath tonight.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


City, church finalize traffic safety plan

Rincon City Council members and First Baptist Church of Rincon representatives have agreed to a series of changes to the roads around the church campus that are expected to improve safety greatly.

March 31, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County’s population officially tops 50K mark

That Effingham County's population has been growing is no mystery. By how much, though, wasn't known until the Census figures were revealed.

March 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves jail agreement

Effingham County commissioners have approved a twice-tabled jail agreement with the three municipalities.

March 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT cuts ribbon on revamped space

RINCON - Thanks to some hardworking volunteers and donors, Ready2CONNECT is more prepared than ever to help Effingham County residents improve their employment prospects.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Venerable Conlee remains true to what made him successful

SPRINGFIELD - Country music's "Common Man" has uncommon staying power.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Treutlen House to benefit from Nelons concert

GUYTON - Joyful, harmonic noises will emanate from Countryside Baptist Church on Feb. 24.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program lessens trauma for its clients

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program (EVWAP) is a unique member of the Effingham County Family Connection family.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Driver dies in Robeling Road Raceway event

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that a man is deceased and another man is seriously injured after an accident during a ...

February 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels girding for tough baseball classification

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Class AAAAAA is by far one of the most competitive classifications in the state for baseball, Effingham County has held its own ...

February 09, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Rebels, Tigers to meet with No. 3 seed on the line

BRUNSWICK -- Effingham County's boys basketball team will meet Bradwell Institute at 5 p.m. today at Brunswick High School in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.

February 09, 2018 | | Local


Ware County wallops South Effingham girls

STATESBORO -- Other than a glaring flub to start the game, the Ware County Lady Gators played virtually flawlessly Thursday night.

February 09, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Highly decorated Kilmartin named Effingham County's director of finance

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis, county administrator for Effingham County, has announced the selection of Thomas Kilmartin as director of finance effective Feb. 5.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Sheriff's office warns of check scam

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigative Unit has received three fraudulent checks in the past week from Craig's list purchases.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Board of Education approves new lines for elementary, middle schools

SPRINGFIELD -- The lines on their faces told as much of the story as the lines on their maps.

February 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County starts tennis season

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County opened its tennis season with an exhibition tournament against Screven County and Wayne County on Saturday.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Stifling defense propels Lady Mustangs into state tourney

BLOOMINGDALE -- It wasn't the Phoenix that rose from the ashes on Wednesday.

February 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs have lofty tennis expectations

GUYTON -- Regardless of what type of shot they face -- backhand, forehand or overhead volley -- South Effingham's tennis players always aim high.

February 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Guyton school filled education gap

GUYTON - Even though the sound of children playing and working at the site were silenced more than eight decades ago, echoes of an impactful legacy ...

February 06, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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