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DOT suspends most major lane closures

The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction projects across the state - suspending most lane closures on interstate and major state highways, including the I-95 construction projects in McIntosh, Glynn and Liberty counties - to ease traffic congestion for Thanksgiving holiday travelers.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


It’s ABC for Guard unit —Alpha Battery Christmas

A group of Effingham citizens has joined together to plan for a community effort of appreciation for the local Georgia Army National Guard, Alpha Battery of the 118th Field Artillery Battalion, headquartered in Springfield. The plan is to provide a Christmas luncheon for the troops and their families, numbering approximately 200.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Exchange Club begins annual Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning the annual Empty Stocking Fund drive. This effort goes into a community fund to fill the needs of local families, children, elderly and disabled at Christmas in the county.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victim Witness makes a call for cell phone drive

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announces another special emphasis on a cell phone fundraising program. Proceeds from the collection efforts will be applied to fund the services provided to victims of personal injury crime throughout the community.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA can’t land Project Arx

The long-awaited Project Arx has landed finally - in South Carolina.

December 16, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon city manager steps down

Rincon City Manager Donald Toms tendered his resignation, effective Jan. 9, at a special called meeting Monday night.

December 15, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon closes internal investigation

Rincon City Council has closed its investigation into allegations against the former police chief, Michael Berry. According to city attorney Raymond Dickey, the mayor and aldermen will share its findings in the investigation with the public at its regular council meetings in January.

December 15, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Springfield approves $1.3 million budget for FY2009

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved its 2009 budget.

December 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Commissioners anxiously await opening new 911 center

Effingham County commissioners fretted at their meeting last Tuesday about the delayed opening of the 911 center.

December 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bucket Brigade pitches in

Guyton's volunteer fire department received one of 23 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grants on Wednesday. The department will use the $5,000 grant to purchase automated external defibrillators for their fire trucks, which will enable them to quickly respond to cardiac conditions.

December 12, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Rincon denies ex-chief’s appeal

Rincon City Council denied former police chief Michael Berry's appeal of his termination Monday night, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the dispute between the city and the ousted chief.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County ready to fly with LifeStar?

Effingham County commissioners approved a contract proposal to the operators of the LifeStar air ambulance, but whether it will fly with OmniFlight remains to be seen.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Early voting set to begin

Effingham County voters can start heading back to the electronic voting machines this week to take part in five runoff elections.

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon OKs personnel review policy

Rincon City Council unanimously approved a list of 25 general policies during last week's meeting.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Guyton to spread out council meetings

When Guyton residents speak up, city council listens.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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Registration deadline looming

The deadline to vote in the May 22 general primary and non-partisan general election is April 23.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Brunswick

The Effingham County Rebels emerged as the victors in a game dominated by strong pitching Monday night.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Ware County holds off South Effingham

A four-run third inning propelled the Ware County Gators to a 7-6 Region 2-AAAAAA baseball victory over South Effingham in Guyton on Monday.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


BULLETIN: DRT America to finalize siren commissioning project Tuesday

DRT America, located at the Governor Treutlen Industrial Site, will be finalizing the facility siren commissioning project Tuesday at 10 a.m.

April 16, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


'Ray On My Mind' slated at Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD - Augusta native Kenny Brawner will take the Mars Theatre stage as another famous Georgia native, Ray Charles, on April 28 at 8 p.m.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Lady Rebels to host first-round state playoff game

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Lady Rebels are breathing rarefied air these days.

April 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Vincent no-hits Tigers as Rebels win shortened game

Effingham County's Blake Vincent tossed a four-inning no-hitter in a 17-0 rout of Bradwell Institute in Hinesville on Friday.

April 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Volunteers gather to collect Ebenezer Creek litter

RINCON -- It wasn't a perfect picture but it was close.

April 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Olde Effingham Festival offers historic glimpse of county

SPRINGFIELD -- Even though the annual occasion to "spring forward" in time occurred only a few weeks ago, Effingham County is going to "fall back" -- actually ...

April 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham slams Brunswick

Devin Stefanski socked two hits and knocked in four runs to power South Effingham to a 7-3 baseball win over the Brunswick Pirates in Brunswick ...

April 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels' Johnson, Elenbaas powerful 1-2 pitching punch

SPRINGFIELD - The impact of Ethan Johnson and Avery Elenbaas' microscopic ERAs is easy to see.

April 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Streaking Stokes, Rebels tame Tigers

SPRINGFIELD - It was a surprising turn of events.

April 11, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs falter

South Effingham's girls soccer team lost 3-1 at Statesboro on Tuesday.

April 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Introduction to soccer

The Effingham YMCA's youth soccer season is under way. Coach Toni Oxford's 4-and-under team underwent its initial practice Friday at Grace Community Church.

April 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs torpedo Pirates

Despite getting just two hits, the South Effingham Mustangs turned back the Brunswick Pirates in a non-region baseball game in Guyton Tuesday night.

April 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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