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Savannah Yacht on verge of a buyout

The Savannah Yacht Company soon may be flying under a new flag.

April 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Zeigler to announce run for chairman

Curtis Dustin "Dusty" Zeigler will announce his candidacy for county commission chairman on Monday at noon at the Effingham County Judicial Complex.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon taps Berry as next chief

A veteran of the Newport News, Va., Police Department has been hired as the next police chief of Rincon.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners table Exley tract rezoning

A controversial rezoning proposal will wait another four weeks before it's brought before the Effingham County commissioners.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Storm cleanup continues (update: 4)

Red Cross volunteers worked Tuesday to assess the damage done by the tornado that hit the Ebenezer area Saturday night as those affected by the damage continued to clean up.

April 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County sticking to 55-45 provision in alcohol law

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with an ordinance that approves liquor by the drink in restaurants - as long those establishments make at least 55 percent of their profit from the sale of food.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield gets GEFA loan for sprayfield

Springfield has been awarded a $5.4 million loan by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority for the planned sprayfield and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant.

April 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


McKinney takes message, campaign to the street--on foot

The odds are long for Ray McKinney. He's well aware of that. And for the last few weeks, the road has been long, too.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Neighbors, strangers help pick up the pieces (update: 2)

Family, friends and complete strangers descended on the neighborhood at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Woodland Drive to help residents there clean up from the aftermath of a possible tornado.

April 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


NWS: 2 tornadoes rumbled through (update: 3)

Two tornadoes touched down Saturday night, causing damage to homes and transmission towers causing approximately 170,000 electric customers to be without power from Springfield to Hinesville.

April 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Salzburgers making big plans for Landing Day 2009

Two projects scheduled to be ready for next year's 275th anniversary of the Salzburgers landing in Georgia are on schedule.

April 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to pay honor to USS Georgia

Effingham County's event to mark the return to service of the submarine USS Georgia is set to take place at the Veterans Park in Springfield on Thursday at 4 p.m.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross responding to tornado damage

To date, Red Cross preliminary damage assessment reports indicate that 47 homes in Effingham County were affected by Saturday night's tornadoes.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Ebenezer community digs out from tornado (update: 1)

Residents along Ebenezer Road are cleaning up and fixing up after a tornado tore through the area late Saturday night.

April 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Tornado warning issued

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a tornado warning for parts of southeast Georgia, including northwest Effingham County.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Nominations for Herb Jones Award now being taken by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County will be hosting their 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Award Banquet on Thursday, April 6, at ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS Cancer Care Center opens its doors

SPRINGFIELD - Expert cancer care is coming to Effingham County.

March 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local


4-H archers compete at State Invitational

Effingham County 4-H Archers competed in the State Indoor Archery Invitational at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry in January.

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Nighttime Striping Scheduled on SR 21 at DDI

Weather permitting, contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be thermostriping tomorrow night beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. on SR ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


ECMS team wins area FFA event

The Effingham County Middle School FFA recently won the Area 4 FFA Conduct of Chapter Meeting Career Development Event. The event was held at Southeastern ...

March 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rincon City Council approves work order

The Rincon City Council voted unanimously to approve a motion to pay $28,800 for the 9th Street Extension Project.

March 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Music In Our Schools Concert a hit as students let voices be heard

A lot of joyful noise was heard Thursday night at Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton as choirs from four Effingham County schools performed as part ...

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell cuts ribbon; new Welcome Center opens

Hundreds of Georgia residents – many from Effingham County – turned out Friday morning to the ribbon cutting of the new Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 95 ...

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECSO Searching for Runaway Juvenile

Effingham County Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a runaway juvenile, Shane Caleb Sellers, 16 of Bloomingdale, GA.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Recreation and Parks holds 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Effingham County Recreation and Parks hosted the 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run in downtown Springfield.

March 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Blandford Elementary's Family Academic Night brings out the heroes

Blandford Elementary School hosted Family Academic Night on Feb. 23, where students and parents were able to enjoy food, door prizes, games, face painting, animals ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI striping installation scheduled this week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled moving lane closures with crash trucks on SR 21 north and south bound and the I-95 ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, Guyton Elementary earn Title I honors

Two Effingham County elementary schools were honored recently by the Georgia Department of Education as both were named to the 2016-2017 list of Title I ...

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Taste of Effingham a sweet treat for all

Hundreds of patrons got a taste of local cuisine Thursday night as they took part in the 7th Annual Taste of Effingham, an event showcasing ...

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction ...

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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