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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


Georgia Power plans outage for Thursday

Georgia Power will have a second planned outage to upgrade the system on Thursday beginning at 9 a.m.

September 28, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Deputies, troopers probe Sunday fatal accident

Effingham sheriff's deputies, along with the Georgia State Patrol, are investigating what apparently began as a dispute involving gunfire and then resulted in a car crash Sunday night that proved fatal for the driver.

September 28, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


UGa team to take close look at Research Forest Tract

A research team from the University of Georgia will be putting together a proposal for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's Research Forest Tract.

September 28, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Owens seeks return to Rincon council

Frank Owens, who served on Rincon's city council beginning in 1990, is seeking a council seat in the upcoming November elections.

September 28, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


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South Effingham grads receive humorous sendoff

GUYTON - In some ways, South Effingham's commencement ceremony was like a "Saturday Night Live" performance. The comedy didn't detract from the dignity of ...

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Class of 2018 reflects on 'journey' toward diploma

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Salutatorian Miranda Christine Walker described the class of 2018's progress toward graduation as "a journey."

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Memorial Day ceremony goes on despite weather threat

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Monday's Memorial Day observance set for Veterans Park of Effingham County in Springfield was moved to the ...

May 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Good news abounds for Rincon Fire Department

RINCON - A spate of good news has been gushing from the Rincon Fire Department hydrant in 2018.

May 28, 2018 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Guyton Fire Department making adjustments

GUYTON - Robert Ancell runs a small-town fire department with a big-city approach.

May 28, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon Police Department wants to be involved

RINCON - The Rincon Police Department has a new shoulder patch in keeping with the new logo the City of Rincon has adopted.

May 27, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


LifeStar goes above and beyond the rest

SPRINGFIELD - There is no debate about it. LifeStar offers the highest level of medical service in Effingham County and beyond.

May 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham honors graduates

GUYTON -- Salutatorian Victoria Tseng pats Richard "Blue" Morris on the shoulder while Morris is being introduced before his valedictory speech during South Effingham High School ...

May 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County graduates sent off

SPRINGFIELD -- A faculty member extends a high five to Valedictorian Megan Marie Deyhle as Deyhle returns to her seat following Friday's 2018 Effingham County ...

May 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


E-911 keeping up with technology

SPRINGFIELD - One of the best is about to get better.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Fire & Rescue staying ahead of growth

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Fire & Rescue won't be overcome by Effingham County's smoking growth patterns.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


EMS staff teeming with experience

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulances are packed with something besides lifesaving equipment.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | 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


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