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Work forging ahead on Old Augusta Road

Work on Old Augusta Road phase 1 is nearing the end of the road as blacktop has begun to be poured, and phase 2's work may not be far off, Effingham County commissioners learned.

September 28, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Senators, Biden tour flood-ravaged areas

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined Vice President Joe Biden on Friday to tour areas in north Georgia and metro Atlanta damaged by severe weather and flooding last week and urged the administration to expand the number of counties eligible for federal aid.

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State DNR announces Coastal Incentive Grants are available

The Georgia Coastal Management Program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division announces the availability of Coastal Incentive Grant funds for projects that further its mission to balance economic development in Georgia's coastal area with the preservation of natural, environmental, historical, archaeological and recreational resources.

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Flood damage toll at $250M

State Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine said flooding across north Georgia has caused an estimated $250 million in losses, most of that amount uninsured.

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


CSB cites lapses at Imperial Sugar

U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators said Thursday the Feb. 7, 2008, explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth resulted from ongoing releases of sugar from inadequately designed and maintained dust collection equipment, conveyors, and sugar handling equipment.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Stimulus funds can grow longleaf pine forests

Federal stimulus funds are now available to help Effingham County landowners establish longleaf pine forests on storm-damaged woodland areas in need of reforestation.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Tyler enters House race

Effingham County native Jesse Tyler entered the race Tuesday morning to replace Buddy Carter in the Georgia House of Representatives' 159th District seat.

September 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon seeks answers on potholes

The city of Rincon finds itself caught between a pothole and a hard place.

September 21, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Georgia Power plans outage for today

There will be a planned power outage today on Rahn Station Road between Highway 21 and McCall Road, Georgia Power officials said.

September 21, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Meldrim Road to be closed Tuesday

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield man killed in Wednesday accident

Charges likely won't be filed in an accident that claimed the life of a Springfield man Wednesday evening.

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Purcell to run for 159th District seat

Surrounded by friends, family and supporters, Ann Purcell said she will seek re-election to the state House of Representatives.

September 17, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners OK assessors’ review

Effingham County commissioners approved asking the state Department of Revenue for a performance review of the board of assessors and also approved adding two more members to the three-man board.

September 17, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon obtains Lions Club land

In a unanimous decision Monday night, the Rincon City Council voted to purchase the Lions Club property on Lexington Avenue.

September 17, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton begins search for full-time fire chief

Guyton will take applications for the newly-created paid position of fire chief.

September 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Miss SEMS 2018 crowned

GUYTON -- On May 12, South Effingham Middle School's annual Miss SEMS Pageant took place, honoring our country's active service members and veterans.

June 05, 2018 | By SEMS eighth-grader Diya Patel | Local


Allen receives conservation award

SPRINGFIELD - Tommy Allen humbly contends that he didn't do anything extraordinary. He just did what his father, George, and uncle, Albert, taught him to ...

June 05, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs infielder opts for USCB

GUYTON -- South Effingham's Blake McCollum has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend the University of South Carolina Beaufort in Hardeeville, S.C., this fall

June 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Bank of Newington breaks ground on long-awaited Springfield branch

SPRINGFIELD - The weather was suited for frogs, ducks and, yes, financial institutions.

June 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Navigator Team gives financial boost to Project Lifesaver

GUYTON - Even though Project Lifesaver has proven to be highly effective at locating missing loved ones, it hasn't been as good as it needs ...

June 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Big eater

Jared Gibson won the men's wing-eating contest at the Rincon Recreation Department's Spring Fair last month at Freedom Park.

June 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Teston closes Emmanuel College career strongly

RINCON - Jacob Teston has his future mapped out and he wants to keep traveling a baseball road.

June 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Marshland Credit Union opens Rincon branch

RINCON - After inching its way here for 65 years, Marshland Credit Union has arrived.

June 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Investigators seeking help to nab thieves

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division is seeking the public's assistance.

May 30, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Anderson, Grant headed to runoff in District 1 BOE race

RINCON - Challenger Lynn Anderson and incumbent Robert Grant haven't reached the finish line in their race for a seat on the Effingham County Board ...

May 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Commissioners plan to hold the line on taxes

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has announced the proposed FY2019 budget.

May 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Guyton traffic to shift into roundabout

GUYTON -- As weather allows, McLendon Enterprises Inc. will shift traffic into the new single-lane roundabout configuration at State Route (SR) 119/Springfield Avenue and SR ...

May 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Mustangs finish third in state tournament debut

South Effingham's girls golf team finished third in the Class AAAAA golf tournament at Braelin Golf Club in Peachtree City on May 22. It ...

May 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Retreat center unveils bigger, better pavilion

RINCON - The new Boltzius Lake Pavilion didn't rise from the ashes like a phoenix. Still, it emerged from significant damage.

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon's Harrelson secures most prestigious FAA award

POOLER - Rincon's Joe Harrelson has reached a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pinnacle.

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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