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Seniors make pitch for help

The number of senior citizens in Effingham County is expected to increase in the next five to 10 years and with that, so will their needs and concerns, a senior citizen advocate told county commissioners.

April 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chambliss gearing up for re-election run

Saxby Chambliss said he anticipates his campaign spending will top the amount from the 2002 U.S. Senate race.

April 19, 2008 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Another refinery victim discharged

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital announced Friday afternoon another patient burned in the Imperial Sugar explosion has been discharged from the Burn Center and is receiving further treatment in the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Driver walks away from fiery collision

A driver of a log truck that burst into flames after being struck by another vehicle early Friday morning walked away from the accident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

April 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Another refinery burn patient goes home

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta said Tuesday that one of its Imperial Sugar Company patients has been discharged from the Burn Center and is receiving further treatment in the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Kelly’s, El Ranchito apply for liquor licenses

The Springfield City Council approved the first two liquor licenses in the city pending all administrative processes be completed appropriately.

April 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Georgia Democrats trying to rebuild party, message in state

After losing control of both houses of the General Assembly, and being outnumbered in the state's Congressional delegation, Georgia's Democrats believe they can make inroads on the Republican majorities.

April 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA, school board to work on land deal for bus shop

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is preparing an offer for the board of education for land in the IDA's Research Forest Tract.

April 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New chief ready to get to work

He's already got the keys to the office.

April 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cleanup continues

Crews from around southeast Georgia - and with help from folks from much farther away - continued to sift through the remnants of the tornadoes that swept through Effingham County a week ago.

April 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County makes the call on 911 center

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead to Brunson Construction to build the county's 911 center.

April 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia Power pitches in with tornado help

The Georgia Power Foundation is donating $5,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire to be administered to Effingham County residents affected by the March 15 tornadoes.

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Zeigler ready to be a part of Effingham's 'team'

Through his years of playing football, in Effingham County, at the University of Notre Dame and with the NFL's Buffalo Bills and New York Giants, Dusty Zeigler believes he learned about teamwork.

April 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia on their minds

Effingham County is helping the rest of the state welcome home the submarine that bears Georgia's name.

April 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Savannah Yacht on verge of a buyout

The Savannah Yacht Company soon may be flying under a new flag.

April 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Savannah River Classic has anglers hooked

Ten years ago, the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce was interested in creating an event that would support the Stand Up for America Day celebration ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local realtor Karen Miller achieves high recognition from NAR

RINCON - Karen Miller with Southern Georgia Homes has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

Nurses at Effingham Health System were treated to a catered lunch Wednesday in celebration of National Nurses Week, which began on Monday and will finish ...

May 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

The Rincon Garden Club recently attended the Olde Effingham Day flower show, Eighty Years in Bloom, on April 22.

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham K9's to get body armor

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K9's, Arest and Gero, will receive bullet and stab-protective vests soon thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit ...

May 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Edwards Interiors nominated for Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year

Edwards Interiors was honored last week at the 2017 Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park by being nominated ...

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Ricker to run for Mayor of Rincon

Former Rincon Mayor Pro-Tem and current Rincon City Councilmember, Christi Ricker, has announced that she is running for the position of Mayor of Rincon.

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures on SR21 for signal inspections at the DDI

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and SR 30 in Port ...

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre celebrating three year anniversary

SPRINGFIELD - A lot has happened at the Mars Theatre since reopening its doors in 2014. More than 47,000 tickets have been sold for movies ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Resurfacing project underway on SR 21 south of Rincon

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation started a resurfacing project today and will utilize single lane closures between Lisa Street and Westwood Drive south ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Grammy-nominated recording group The Nelons to perform at First Baptist in Springfield

Nashville, TN - Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will be featured in an exciting event on Saturday, May 20 at 6 ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Sheriffs to continue presence at schools

On April 26, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office began receiving complaints, referencing a rumor that a shooting ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


DDI construction continues tonight in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install a lane closure on SR 21 tonight from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


'A Celebration of Champions' held to honor Springfield Central High

Hundreds of Effingham County residents turned out to witness history Saturday afternoon at the 'Celebration of Champions' banner unveiling that took place in the gymnasium ...

April 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 review

Attendees of the 2017 Eggs and Issues Review Wednesday morning filled their bellies and their minds as three local State Representatives spoke about a number ...

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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