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Schofield out as Rincon police chief

Rincon Police Chief David Schofield has stepped down from his position, city officials confirmed Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No holding pattern for fast-growing airport

It's good flying weather for the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

March 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County closes in on new alcohol law

Effingham County commissioners gave the county's alcohol ordinance a few tweaks during a first reading of a proposed new law Tuesday morning.

March 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Blast victims' fundraiser to be big event

Organizers for a fundraiser to aid victims and families of the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion said the event is getting a lot of attention.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA's EFACEC deal gets national acclaim

John Henry and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority have known for a long time just how big getting EFACEC to the community was. Now, so will many others.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Tax study group sends findings to legislators

A committee formed to study Effingham County's tax structure has finished its work and forwarded its suggestions to state lawmakers.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


911 center, alcohol ordinance to top agenda

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider the low bid for the 911 center at their meeting this morning.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Flag bound for USS Georgia to make stop in Effingham

A Georgia flag is making its way through every county in the state before making its way to the Kings Bay submarine base to be placed in the USS Georgia, an Ohio-class submarine that has been retro-fitted and will be based at Kings Bay.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospice to hold children's grief camp

Hospice Savannah's Full Circle, Center for Education and Grief Support will be holding a children's grief camp May 2-4 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The cost is $10 per child and children ages 6-18 are welcome.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


New program to help foster teens with savings accounts

Foster youth transitioning out of Georgia's foster care system can benefit financially from a new savings plan specifically designed for foster teens.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Munthe honored for work with Boy Scouts, firefighters

Norman Munthe was named the Rotary Club's volunteer of the year at a banquet Thursday night at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA approves revisions in water agreement

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a revision in its intergovernmental agreement with Springfield for water in a deal that officials believe benefits the IDA, Springfield and the county.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon pours work into liquor ordinance

Rincon City Council held a workshop to discuss a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance Thursday.

March 22, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


United Way helping families of refinery explosion victims

United Way of the Coastal Empire is set to help victims and their families who are affected by the fire at Imperial Sugar through the "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund."

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield delays liquor law debate

The Springfield City Council postponed approval of a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance and fee schedule until the council's next meeting on March 11.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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President signs emergency declaration for Georgia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday that federal emergency aid has been made available to ...

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Go team!

Kassey Johnson proudly wears her school colors during Thursday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game at The Corral. Johnson's team, the Mustangs fell in ...

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebel Rousers

Rebel Rousers Brett Nettles, Taryn Aceret, Brice Moore and Zach Wilson, from left, of Effingham County show their team spirit before Thursday night's football ...

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


EOC encourages residents to remain wary of Irma despite course change

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3-Enhanced operating 12-hour shifts.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon City Council nixes meeting

The Rincon City Council regular scheduled Council Meeting for Monday has been cancelled.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EGSC cancels classes

Based on predicted weather conditions from Hurricane Irma, East Georgia State College has cancelled all classes and college events on it's Swainsboro, Statesboro and ...

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels turn back County Champions Trophy challenge

GUYTON -- The County Champions Trophy will stay put for another year, prompting a surprising celebratory dance.

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Voluntary evacuation order issued in Effingham County and its cities

Effingham County, along with the cities of Rincon, Springfield and Guyton, are issuing a voluntary evacuation order effective 8 a.m. Friday.

September 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Governor expands state of emergency to Effingham County

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his ...

September 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


5K series postponed

Due to the uncertainty of weather conditions for Saturday and many people making evacuation plans because of Hurricane Irma, the Fall 5K Series planning team ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools to close for Irma

The Effingham County School System will be closed for all staff and students Friday through Tuesday because of the threat of Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City council meeting cancelled.

The City of Springfield Mayor and Council Meeting scheduled for Sept. 12 has been cancelled.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ALERT: Storm threat alters Rebels-Mustangs clash

The Effingham County-South Effingham football game slated Friday at South Effingham has been changed to Thursday.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New county administrator ready to work

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis isn't easing into his new job.

September 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Humane Society looking to clear shelter before storm

The Effingham County Humane Society is having a clear-the-shelter event.

September 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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