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Fort Howard Square to grow

Rincon City Council approved the preliminary site plans for a 7,600 square foot shopping center addition to the left of Fred's at Fort Howard Square during Monday's council meeting.

September 05, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Cities, county pour efforts into water board nominees

The water and sewer ad hoc committee proposes four possible nominees for the regional water planning council: Effingham Industrial Development Authority member Dennis A. Webb, school board member Lamar Allen, Rincon Mayor Ken Lee and county engineer Steve Liotta.

September 02, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Hospital opens state of the art imaging center

Physical work on the Effingham Hospital's imaging center started about a year ago. But the opening of the facility's doors was actually about 15 years in the making.

September 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County to take another look at old courthouse

Effingham County commissioners are trying to put together a committee to look at the best options for restoring the old courthouse.

September 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County amends Exley tract pact

Developers and representatives of the New Savannah tract are ready to move forward after Effingham County commissioners agreed Tuesday to amend a longstanding agreement on water.

August 29, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Crawley takes county administrator post

Effingham County commissioners have extended, and David Crawley has accepted, a contract to be the next county administrator.

August 29, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Jones outpolls Martin in county

Former commissioner of the state Department of Human Resources Jim Martin will face Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss and Libertarian candidate Allen Buckley in November for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Council invites Zeigler for a sit-down

It's a little more than five months before Dusty Zeigler takes his seat among the Effingham County commissioners as chairman, but Rincon City Council members wanted his ear anyway Monday night.

August 29, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

EPD to take water council nominees

Georgia's Environmental Protection Division recently announced its official call for nominations to the state regional water planning councils, outlining the minimum and preferred qualifications.

August 26, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local

Rincon wants to call in more refs

The Rincon Recreation Department's new director laid out some of the changes and improvements he has in mind to city council members.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Taking lessons from a life

The lessons Mary Bright wants to impart from her father's tragic and untimely death have more to do with how he lived, rather than how he died.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

House approves Barrow-Stupak amendment for veterans mileage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment, introduced by John Barrow (D-Savannah) and Bart Stupak (D-Michigan), to H.R. 6599, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009. This amendment will prevent the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) from increasing the deductible that disabled veterans must pay in order to receive their mileage reimbursement when they travel to get medical treatment.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Rural transit to get rolling by year's end

The regional rural transit system scheduled to start this month may not get rolling until later this year.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

ECSO ready to re-start Explorers

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is searching for Explorers.

August 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

RFD ready to ‘fill the boot’ for MDA

Firefighters in Rincon battle more than fires.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

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Absent Arnsdorff wins championship

SPRINGFIELD - Haley Arnsdorff missed out on one title but gained another in absentia.

October 31, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Unbeaten Panthers to play for second straight championship

SPRINGFIELD - A hurdle that the Effingham Middle School football has cleared before is all that stands between it and a championship.

October 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County softball team to enter 2018 with same goal

SPRINGFIELD - The sting of defeat in their final two games still lingers. Eventually, however, memories of the many softball victories that came before those season-ended ...

October 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Sex offenders required to report to sheriff's office on Halloween

SPRINGFIELD -- While everyone is gearing up for Halloween, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is doing its part to keep registered sex offenders at a ...

October 30, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Jett goes out a winner in final fair contests

SPRINGFIELD - Dusty Jett went from the bottom of the barrel to the top of the heap during his 10 years of participation in goat shows.

October 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County's Garcia earns all-star status

SPRINGFIELD - Volleyball season isn't over for Effingham County's Andrea Garcia.

October 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Sheriff's office seeking help to find suspected burglar

SPRINGFIELD -- Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, an Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy was preforming a routine patrol and noticed that the Clyo Trading ...

October 29, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Mustangs avoid winless season

STATESBORO -- After trailing 17-14 at halftime, South Effingham shut out Statesboro the rest of the way Friday night, galloping to a 28-17 win and a ...

October 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels tame Tigers, grab playofff spot

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels had to take the long way to get to where they wanted to go Friday night.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Breast cancer event achieves goals

RINCON -- An event sponsored by Effingham Health System lived up to its name.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Evans ousts Effingham County

Effingham County's softball season ended Friday morning in Columbus. The Rebels lost 4-3 to Evans in a losers' bracket game.

October 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon restaurant shut down

RINCON -- Consistent low health inspection scores led to the closing of the Omelette Cafe on Thursday.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Zittrouer conducts final livestock show

SPRINGFIELD -- For nearly two decades, Carroll Zittrouer was as much of a fair figure as the Ferris wheel. That came to an end Tuesday night.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County bumped into loser's bracket

The Effingham County Rebels lost their Elite Eight softball matchup with Allatoona on Thursday morning, falling 4-1.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Free water quality training available

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Nov. 5 from 1 p.m.-4p.m.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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