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Flooding woes worry treatment plant foes

Ask longtime Riverside Drive residents if it floods in their neighborhoods and you're likely to hear tale after tale of how canoes or boats were used to get to their homes over the years. Some refer to mass flooding that occurs throughout the county. A few individuals even reference a time when they remember the Ogeechee and Savannah rivers meeting.

September 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Springfield OKs contract to expand for reuse water

The Springfield City Council approved a contract for $471,544 with E&D Enterprises for the re-use expansion at the city's wastewater treatment plant.

September 23, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Way cleared for new Guyton post office

Guyton city council's approval to rezone a 2.06 acre portion of property located at 705 Central Blvd. from R-1 to C-1 means the citizens will be getting a new post office.

September 23, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Sunday blaze destroys home

A late Sunday morning fire has left a Rincon family homeless, and only a few days after the father of the family returned to his job as a civilian contractor in Iraq.

September 23, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Heidts laid to rest

Staff report

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County lands grant for reuse water

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Chris Clark announced Wednesday the approval of a Georgia Fund grant of $100,000 for Effingham County. The grant, approved by the GEFA board of directors, will help finance the installation of a 500,000-gallon water reuse storage tank.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield FD to hold boot drive

Springfield firefighters will be out with their boots and smiles to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association "Fill the Boot" program. They will be at the lights on the Highway 21 bypass Saturday.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Annual Salzburger Heritage Day to be held Monday

Salzburger Heritage Day Festival will be held Monday at Ebenezer as the town of Ebenezer comes to life.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Water council names go forth

Rincon City Council gave its thumbs-up to a slate of candidates to be nominated for the regional water council.

September 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Perdue’s cut of HTRG won’t delay tax bills

Tax bills will go out as normal in Effingham County, even with the prospect of the governor withholding the homeowner's tax relief grant.

September 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Possible tornado spotted in Pineora

The National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., has not confirmed the sighting of what is believed to be a tornado in the Pineora around 10:45 Friday morning.

September 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners can’t help wrecker operator

A Rincon tow truck operator is weighing her options after Effingham County commissioners told her there wasn't anything they could to help her in her squabble with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA preps for EFACEC event

The plans for what is expected to be a groundbreaking event in more ways than one are coming together for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon officials lay out emergency needs

Rincon city officials huddled quickly Wednesday afternoon to discuss what they might do in case of an emergency.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County wants feds out of building soon

Effingham County will send two federal agencies packing from their current no-rent space from the county.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Tigers repel hard-charging Mustangs

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs couldn't get over the final hump in an uphill battle against Metter on Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Metter pins first loss on South Effingham girls

GUYTON -- Metter was just a little bit better than South Effingham in the closing seconds on Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Ebenezer Retreat Center to mark 40 years

SPRINGFIELD - The sense of peace that usually surrounds New Ebenezer Retreat Center is about to be disturbed.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels saving best for second half

SPRINGFIELD - A trend has developed with Effingham County's boys basketball team. The Rebels start slow and finish fast.

November 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham softball players honored

South Effingham's softball team recently conducted its annual awards banquet. Lady Mustangs ReAnn McCloy, Cheyenne Miller, Georgia Dowling, Kastin Belogorska, Alex Brown and Allie ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local SAT scores top state average

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County high school students are on the right testing track.

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Salvation Army donations guarantee smile in return

RINCON - Jeremiah Pugh gives something every time he receives a donation for the Salvation Army - a big smile a hearty "thank you."

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Soccer all-stars finish second in district

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department's 12-and-under soccer all-stars recently finished second in the GRPA District 1 tournament. The team includes Jayden Brierton ...

November 26, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Rebels looking for growth, maturity

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Effingham County's girls basketball team is in a season of rebuilding, head coach Katy Fleming is looking forward to the process ...

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Lady Mustangs off to 3-0 start

GUYTON -- South Effingham's girls basketball team believes strong starts are the key to getting the kind of finishes it wants.

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Grand opening set for sports complex

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners and Effingham Recreation and Parks Department will conduct a grand opening at the Clarence E. Morgan Complex on ...

November 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Manna House delivers hope

RINCON - You can't see it, but it's in every bag of groceries packed by Manna House Ministries. Somewhere between the milk, bread, fresh ...

November 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Click It or Ticket underway

SPRINGFIELD --The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is working around the clock to make sure Thanksgiving travelers are wearing their seat belts.

November 20, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Teachers drawn to newspaper work

RINCON - Tara Aiken, Jennifer Curry and Erin Wright are devoted high school teachers who are content with their professions. Still, the trio has an itch ...

November 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrates founder’s birthday in special way

Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrated the birthday of Girls Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low by honoring Peyton Donchell Thomas, who shares Low's Halloween birthday ...

November 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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