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ECSO pleads for students to act safely

The message was simple and direct, and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office hopes it made it to its intended audience.

May 26, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Signs point to bacteria for Ogeechee River fish kill

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division announced late Thursday that the fish kill in the Ogeechee River was caused by columnaris, a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress. Humans are not known to be affected by this disease.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

City, SCAD taking a look at the possibilities

The city of Springfield is using a designer's eye in taking a look at what its downtown could be.

May 26, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Preparing for the worst

Effingham Hospital and other regional hospital tested their skills in the 2011 Region J Hurricane Evacuation and Re-entry Full Scale Exercise last week with help from 11 Effingham Career Academy students.

May 24, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local

State and federal agencies probe fish kill in river

The Georgia EPD and the Department of Natural Resources are expected to get test results Wednesday from the Ogeechee River after state and federal officials issued an advisory Sunday evening, urging residents not to swim in or eat fish taken from the river.

May 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State to turn up H.E.A.T. on seat belt enforcement

Summer 2011 marks the eighth consecutive season that police are rolling out waves of enforcement patrols across 159 Georgia counties to crack down on dangerous, aggressive, and high-speed drivers. The 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. campaign is a multi-jurisdictional highway safety enforcement strategy designed to reduce high-fatality crash-counts during Georgia's potentially deadly holiday driving period from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July and Labor Day. H.E.A.T. stands for "Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic."

May 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

EPD issues warning on Ogeechee River

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), DNR Wildlife Division and USEPA have responded to a fish kill occurring on an approximate 35-40 mile segment of the Ogeechee River in the counties of Screven and Bulloch with possible effects in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

May 22, 2011 | Staff report | Local

County approves fix for problem ash road

Effingham County Commissioners approved a bid Tuesday evening to remove the ash from Forest Haven Road and resurface the woeful strip with asphalt.

May 20, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local

IDA starts work on budget, keeps working on prospects

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members took their first look Thursday at a budget they hope to adopt next month.

May 20, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State jobless rate slips below 10 percent

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point, from a revised 10.0 percent in March. The state's jobless rate was 10.1 percent in April a year ago.

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Mosley completes 2011 training

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley completed her judicial training for 2011.

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Bring Back the 4th campaign returns

The campaign for Springfield's fireworks show is back.

May 16, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

A shield of help

The items gathered and boxed at the Rincon Police Department are a varied and sundry assortment, all headed to disaster relief efforts in Alabama.

May 16, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County prepares to start pilot recycling program

Several hundred Effingham County homes will have a second garbage cart to put out on the street next week.

May 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon to start Fort Howard widening plans

Plans are beginning to take shape for the widening of Fort Howard Road.

May 16, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Springfield main breaks; Ebenezer Creek tests negative

SPRINGFIELD - Tests indicate that a Feb. 20 force-main break between Shadowbrook and the City of Springfield's watewater treatment plant did not effect Ebenezer Creek.

February 27, 2018 | Staff, submitted reports | Local

Reddick cracks SI's list of top 100 players

In its current issue, Sports Illustrated features a listing of the top 100 players in Major League Baseball according to its baseball writers.

February 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Family Connection Focus: Family Promise of Effingham takes 'holistic' approach

GUYTON - Family Promise of Effingham is a good first option for people in need of a second chance.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham Health System recognized for high quality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System has been reaching for the stars and it finally got four of them.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Crowd gathers to reflect on deadly Civil War incident at Ebenezer Creek

RINCON - The past, present and future gathered near the Savannah River on Sunday.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Congressman addresses school safety

RINCON - Congressman Buddy Carter fully appreciates why school safety has jumped near the front of the line of the issues confronting America.

February 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Johnson puts clamps on Starr's Mill

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County right-hander Ethan Johnson posted his second complete-game victory Friday night by shutting down Starr's Mill 2-1. He allowed just one hit ...

February 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Carter delivers positive economic news

RINCON -- First District Congressman Buddy Carter could barely contain himself Friday. He had plenty of good news to share from Washington.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Late goal powers Mustangs to tie with Richmond Hill

GUYTON -- Even though it won't be credited for it in the win column, South Effingham's boys soccer team logged a victory of sorts ...

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Student's initiative leads to creation of SEMS Student Council

GUYTON - Alexis Camacho's voice needs no amplification. She has a knack for getting her message across loudly and clearly.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Former SEHS student charged with making terroristic threats

An investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Tyson of Guyton.

February 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Chamber members tour Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its monthy Business After Hours meeting at the Mars Theatre on Thursday.

February 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

African Methodist Episcopal Church hub of history, activity

GUYTON - Effingham County is loaded with noteworthy places but few have achieved the status of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 149-year-old structure has ...

February 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Umpire in the dark

During the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Rebel field in Springfield, the home plate umpire watches in right field as Wayne County ...

February 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Yellow Jackets stroll past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels were generous to a fault against Wayne County on Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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