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Audit reveals few flaws

Springfield's annual audit shows the city needs to reconcile accounts more regularly and show proper documentation, amend the budget prior to spending more than planned and be careful with utilities overdue to the city.

September 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Seckinger comes home

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta announced that Paul Seckinger was discharged this morning after a six-month stay to recover from serious injuries suffered in the Feb. 7 explosion of the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

September 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Worker killed at G-P

An employee at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill was killed in an accident early Friday morning.

September 06, 2008 | Staff report | Local

Guyton council gives the OK to alcohol ordinance

Tuesday's Guyton City Council meeting marked the approval and initial discussion of quite a few changes for the city.

September 05, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

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

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Springfield City Council rejects plant's wastewater request

SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield City Council swiftly and unanimously rejected DRT America's request to dispose of thousands of gallons of wastewater in the city's ...

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

City of Rincon accepting items for Mayors' Christmas Motorcade

RINCON - The City of Rincon will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with ...

November 16, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


RINCON - Santa Claus has lots of helpers. Carl Rushing is one of them.

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Volleyball skills earn Williams college opportunity

SPRINGFIELD -- The love of Hailey Williams' sports life has blossomed into a beautiful opportunity.

November 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Christmas parade to feature World Series champion

RINCON -- The Lions Club Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rincon will feature local World Series champ Josh Reddick. The former South Effingham ...

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Sheriff's office seeking person of interest in homicide

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division is seeking anyone with information on the current whereabouts of Frank O'Neal Lang.

November 13, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Commissioners OK trash deal with Atlantic Waste

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has taken a step toward tidying up its residential trash collection contract.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Crowd shows appreciation on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- Old Glory and a vivid spirit of appreciation proudly waved at Veterans Park of Effingham County on Saturday.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham volleyball players honored

RINCON -- South Effinghham recently conducted its end-of-season volleyball banquet.

November 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Hot-starting Trojans burn Rebels

DOUGLAS -- The rumor mill churned out some misinformation about the Coffee Trojans.

November 11, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Interfor expanding lumber production in Meldrim

Interfor Corporation announced Friday that it plans to invest $16.5 million to upgrade it's sawmill in Meldrim.

November 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Turpentine plant's wastewater request discussed at public hearing

SPRINGFIELD -- A $43 million turpentine factory's request to send its wastewater to a Springfield treatment facility before being diverted into Ebenezer Creek didn't ...

November 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mars Theatre to reopen Dec. 2

SPRINGFIELD -- The Mars Theatre is scheduled to reopen Dec. 2 for an a cappella holiday concert featuring the group Eclipse 6.

November 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

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