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Rincon, county remain at odds

The service delivery strategy dilemma between Rincon and Effingham County may be reaching an impasse and may need outside help to resolve, after Rincon sent the county a letter that has county officials up in arms.

October 08, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


County to host flood map open house

Effingham County and its municipalities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have completed an enhanced digital flood insurance rate map (DFIRM) and flood insurance study (FIS) for Effingham County and all its municipalities.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Initial jobless claims drop

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 66,614 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in September, an increase of 17.6 percent from September 2008. The number of UI claimants decreased by 3,255 from August when 69,869 claims were filed.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Tyler to challenge Purcell for House seat

Jesse Tyler isn't worried about the radio and print advertisements Ann Purcell is running as part of her campaign.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


UGa team says tract should have an Effingham feel to it

Buildings and facilities that will be created in the Research Forest Tract need to have an Effingham County feel to them, according to a University of Georgia research team.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fire protection week under way in the state

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10. The theme this year is, "Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned!"

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Get on your boots!

Two local Alpha Battery wives announced plans for a boot drive on Oct. 17 to help provide some Christmas relief for the men of Effingham County's National Guard unit.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Grant to spruce up Hinely Center

Rincon has received a $50,000 grant aimed at bringing polling places up to Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, city council members learned Monday night.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Cycle shop to relocate

The Springfield City Council has approved a business license for a custom motorcycle shop to open in the former NAPA Auto Parts building.

October 01, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Israel: Say ‘no’ to health care bill

The president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce urged Effingham Chamber members to dig in against the health care reform measures currently up for debate in the nation's capitol.

October 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Registration for Nov. 3 elections ends Monday

Voters who want to take part in November's special election for the House District 159 seat must be registered to vote no later than Oct. 5.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Bloomingdale Jr. Firefighters to present fallen firefighters memorial

The Bloomingdale Junior Firefighters will present a fallen firefighters memorial program Sunday at 7 p.m. at Taylor Park on Pine Barren Road in Bloomingdale.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Sales tax holiday under way for energy, water efficient appliances

ATLANTA - To help Georgians conserve energy and water and save money, Georgians again are having the opportunity to buy energy-saving and water-efficient products without sales taxes during the 2009 ENERGY STAR and WaterSense sales tax holiday this week.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State forms water use task force

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the creation of a task force that will help develop contingencies for water consumption as a result of the recent water ruling limiting the access of Lake Lanier for water supply.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross flood relief efforts continue across Southeast

Sixteen Red Cross emergency response vehicles are providing mobile feeding and distributing cleanup supplies in flood-ravaged neighborhoods.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


New EMS equipment has alreaday saved lives

SPRINGFIELD - Even the best medical hands need help occasionally.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton Police Department aims to be visible, helpful

GUYTON - The long arm of the law in this little town is always reaching out.

May 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's Office 'front and center'

SPRINGFIELD -- When a military C-130 crashed on Hwy 21 in Port Wentworth on May 2, it was Effingham County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer ...

May 24, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


Springfield officers maintain community connections

SPRINGFIELD - Even though they never know what they are going to encounter on a daily basis, Springfield police officers never change their approach.

May 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Partnership key to keeping residents safe

SPRINGFIELD -- Efingham Emergency Management Agency (EEMA) has been buffeted on all sides recently.

May 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Unofficial election results from key Effingham County races

GOVERNOR-REPUBLICAN

May 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


McClure to lead Effingham County girls basketball team

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County recently added Patrick McClure to its coaching staff.

May 22, 2018 | | Local


Mustang musicians marching into college with scholarships

GUYTON - Eleven South Effingham band members concluded their high school careers with a collegiate crescendo Thursday.

May 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham turns to Bowdon's Eubanks

GUYTON -- Todd Eubanks pounced on the opportunity to become South Effingham's head baseball coach.

May 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Metter's Johnson snags extra job with Effingham County baseball

SPRINGFIELD -- Chris Johnson has turned quite a double play.

May 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County IDA zeroing in on Savannah's Herndon

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Industrial Development Authoriy on Sunday named Savannah's Brandt Herndon as the finalist for its CEO opening.

May 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield Elementary School students to reveal Catie's Fund total

SAVANNAH - Springfield Elementary School will recognize Effingham County for its financial contribution and community impact to Catie's Fund, a Named Fund of CURE Childhood ...

May 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Deloach earns ACCG certificate

The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

May 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


First graders celebrate reading achievements

GUYTON -- Reading has many rewards.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


4-H team wins state modified trap championship

RINCON -- Aiming high helped Effingham County 4-H's junior modified trap team hit a big target Saturday.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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