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Rincon ready for parade

The city of Rincon is ready for its annual 4th of July parade.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Guyton OKs its budget for coming fiscal year

Guyton City Council members approved another extension for Randy Alexander to continue his double duty as interim city manager.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Emergency food, shelter program funds available

Effingham County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police prepares for the 4th

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the 4th of July weekend, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

State predicts 22 deaths on Georgia road for holiday

As motorists take to the roads this week for the July 4th holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. The 78-hour holiday period began Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

State Patrol reminds drivers to keep vehicles from overheating

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers this week that now is the time to make sure your vehicles are ready for the summer driving season.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

State asks for caution around fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries and fires when using fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Chamber to host ID theft prevention seminar July 8-9

Officials of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Identity Theft Prevention Seminar on July 8 and 9. The course is open to Chamber members and the general public, Scott Hinson, chairman of the Chamber's Entrepreneur Friendly Task Force, announced.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

EFACEC packs ’em in

In a few months, the massive EFACEC plant across Highway 21 from the Savannah Technical College-Effingham campus will spring to life. Wednesday evening, hundreds piled into STC's Effingham facility to hear more about the Portuguese manufacturer.

July 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

GBI: Man found in Wal-Mart parking lot died of natural causes

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that a man whose body was found in the Rincon Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday died of nautral causes.

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

GBI probes weekend death of toddler

Details remain scarce, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the weekend death of a Springfield toddler.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

County delays adopting its FY10 budget

Effingham County residents told their county commissioners that pay raises for county employees pale in comparison to their property taxes.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield makes no changes to liquor law

The Springfield City Council voted to keep the alcohol ordinance the same after considering amending the ordinance to change the time of sales and consumption on premises.

June 29, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local

50 years later, effects of train disaster linger

Like Sunday, the same day 50 years earlier was a hot, muggy afternoon.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon looks to add tasers to arsenal

The Rincon Police Department has taken the first step toward putting tasers in the hands of its officers.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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Slow start dooms Lady Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's energetic finish wasn't enough to overcome a lethargic start Tuesday.

May 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Centennial ends Effingham County's tennis push

SPRINGFIELD -- The Centennial Knights ended a magical season by hexing Effingham County's boys tennis team Tuesday.

May 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

State champ Gant gets his ring

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Zebrandon Gant has a sparkling ring to go with the shiny medal he won at the GHSA state wrestling tournament in ...

May 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Mustangs' Wallace named Region 2-AAAAA's top baseball player

South Effingham shortstop/pitcher Dylan Wallace has been named the Region 2-AAAAA player of the year by the region's baseball coaches.

May 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Pitch, Hit & Run event slated May 9

A free Pitch, Hit & Run skills competition is slated at the Sand Hill Complex on May 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.

May 01, 2018 | Staff report | Local

Heavy equipment operators, truck drivers in high demand at chamber's annual job fair

RINCON - Mona Nims has been beating America's bushes in search of of truck drivers with a commercial driver's license.

May 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Nonprofit provides services to victims of domestic violence

RINCON - Safe Haven is an organization that provides much more than shelter for victims of domestic abuse. It also offers numerous free, confidential programs designed ...

May 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County's Ulmer receives 'reward'

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County offensive tackle Casey Ulmer signed a national letter of intent on April 23 to attend Brevard College in Brevard, N.C.

May 01, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local

Buford ends South Effingham girls' perfect run

GUYTON - The curtain has closed on a tremendous show by South Effingham's girls tennis team.

May 01, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local

Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast set Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham Chamber of Commerce invites the community its annual Legislative Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast, starting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at ...

April 30, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Lieutenant governor joins ECCA party

RINCON -- Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's education babies are growing up. The visionary behind Georgia's college and career academy concept visited one of them ...

April 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Family Promise of Effingham Yard Sale conducted

Kaylee (left) and Candice Anderson browse an item that caught their attention at Saturday's Family Promise of Effingham Yard Sale at Rincon's Centerpoint ...

April 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

4-H'er adds personal touch to entrance to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD - A simple wave of the hand or nod of the head isn't good enough for Owen Mercer.

April 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County's Johnson puts his name on Carson-Newman line again

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County speedster Toot Johnson is eager to prove that he is ready for double athletic duty at the college level.

April 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

National Day of Prayer event set Thursday

Pastors and churches from around Effingham County and the area are invited to join together for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday 6:30 ...

April 27, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

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