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Magistrate race turning into friendly affair

The race for magistrate judge has been a pleasurable experience and devoid of animosity, the four men running for the office said.

November 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Probate candidates answer, issue challenges

The race for the probate court judge seat grew heated during a candidates' forum Tuesday night.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Residents speak out against Guyton’s plans

There were not enough chairs in Guyton's council chambers to seat all those who attended Tuesday's council meeting.

November 07, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Tax commissioner candidates spar

The candidates for Effingham County tax commissioner tried to draw distinct differences between themselves in the first of two forums held this week.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Tough times taking a toll on food pantries

The Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE) is working to increase donations to local food pantries in Effingham for those in need.

November 07, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Former Rincon cop asks for city’s help

A former Rincon police officer asked Rincon City Council to help pay his medical bills for an injury suffered in the line of duty and to clear his name.

November 07, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

BoE candidates weigh priorities for shrinking budget

The two candidates for the Effingham County Board of Education's District 2 seat said they don't want to cut anything that might affect the quality of education for county students.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local

Wynn asks for another officer

Springfield Police Chief Paul Wynn requested an additional officer for the police department be placed in the 2009 budget at a special called meeting Wednesday.

November 04, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Sewage plant foes line up

Guyton's controversial plans to build a 500,000 gallons-per-day wastewater treatment facility will be up for discussion at Tuesday's 7 p.m. council meeting.

November 04, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

County OKs spending for assessor's Web site

Finding out what land and homes are selling for in Effingham County can continue to be done from the comfort of a computer.

November 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County to discuss future of the Effingham Parkway

Effingham County commissioners will meet later this month with transportation officials and consultants to discuss the future of the Effingham Parkway.

November 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Wall Street bailout package won’t be a quick fix

The massive Wall Street bailout package passed and signed into law last week won't be a quick fix for the nation's economic woes, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said Wednesday morning.

October 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Effingham Victim Witness gets grant from Target

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its efforts in fostering safe families and communities through education.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon agrees to delay Berry appeal

Rincon City Council will hear the appeal from former police chief Michael Berry on Nov. 3 after council members voted to delay the hearing during a special called meeting Monday night.

October 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Teen killed in ATV accident

An Effingham County teenager was killed Tuesday when the all-terrain vehicle he was a passenger on turned over.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

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IDA seeking more proactive approach

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has determined that a unified voice is more likely to be heard when pitching Effingham County's ...

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hartzog, Lady Rebels ready for tourney

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County girls basketball team is gearing up for a competitive bout of games in the Deep South Classic. The three-day tournament will ...

December 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Gant leads Effingham County contingent at Coastal Clash

Effingham County's wrestling team participated in the Coastal Clash in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday and Saturday. Zebrandon Gant (center) upped his season ...

December 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Students compete in livestock judging career development event

Students from Effingham County Middle School, Ebenezer Middle School, Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and South Effingham Middle School participated in the ...

December 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Narcotics probe results in 34 felony arrests

SPRINGFIELD - On Thursday, the Springfield Police Department ended a lengthy narcotics investigation led by Sgt. James Woodcock.

December 23, 2017 | | Local

South Effingham employee dies after school mishap

GUYTON -- A South Effingham High School employee died Sunday from injuries he suffered at the school.

December 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Lady Mustangs drop tourney finale in heartbreaking fashion

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls didn't get any wins to put in their Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic stocking.

December 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Lady Mustangs can't knock Lady Patriots from unbeaten ranks

SAVANNAH -- The Pinewood Christian Lady Patriots stayed perfect Thursday by topping South Effingham 51-35 in the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic.

December 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Commissioners express gratitude to employees

Effingham County commissioners had a great time spnsoring and serving a recent holiday luncheon for all Effingham County employees as a way to show their ...

December 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham girls fall in tourney opener

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls basketball squad unwrapped a loss in its first game of the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic on Wednesday.

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Patients display healthy support for Ratchford

SPRINGFIELD -- The Hospital Authority of Effingham County learned during its meeting Tuesday night that some of its residents aren't willing to swallow the bitter ...

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs coach sees better says ahead for team

GUYTON - Despite a slow start to the season, South Effingham basketball coach James Finlen said his boys team is on the verge of turning things ...

December 19, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Effingham County's Shea wins agribusiness award

SAVANNAH -- On Dec. 13, Chris Shea, owner of Low Country Machinery, was named Effingham County's Agribusinessman of the Year.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Reed graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Abigail S. Reed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Members of Aspiring Leaders receive certificates

The 2016-2017 members of the Effingham County School District's Aspiring Leaders program received a Certificate of Distinguished Completion for meeting all requirements of this ...

December 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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