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Locals step up to donate blood

United Way Effingham Service Center sponsored a local American Red Cross blood drive on Friday. The blood drive was being held to address the need for blood for burn victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC ups its bond to $175M

A Portuguese manufacturer that will be setting up shop in Effingham County may be making an even bigger splash than anticipated.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to try one more time at SDA agreement

Effingham County commissioners are willing to make one more, and perhaps one last, try to come to terms with Rincon on a service delivery area amenable to both entities.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Zeigler to lend hand in fundraising

Former New York Giants center and life-long resident of Effingham County Dusty Zeigler has joined the fundraising efforts in Effingham County for the victims of the Imperial Sugar Plant disaster.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Oxnard, Sprague families make lead gift

The Oxnard and Sprague families have made a lead gift of $250,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire to expand efforts to assist those affected by the sugar refinery explosion in Port Wentworth.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Stimulus payments to start in May

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service advised taxpayers that in most cases they will not have to do anything extra this year to get the economic stimulus payments beginning in May.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary clubs to put their motto into action

Effingham's Rotary Clubs will be living the group's motto Saturday morning.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County works on alcohol ordinance

As much as Effingham County commissioners want to streamline a proposed alcohol ordinance, county staffers don't want there to be any holes in it that can be exploited.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


2 killed in Saturday accident

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a Saturday evening accident on Highway 30 that resulted in two deaths.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield moving ahead on liquor ordinance

The Springfield City Council continued work on a liquor ordinance Thursday and expects to vote on the ordinance at its Feb 26 meeting.

March 11, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Saturday accident claims two lives

Georgia State Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a Saturday evening accident the resulted in two deaths.

March 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton gets GEFA loan

ATLANTA - Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Chris Clark announced Monday the approval of a Georgia Fund loan of $13,349,950 for the city of Guyton. The loan, approved by the GEFA Executive Committee, will help finance the construction of a 500,000 gallons-per-day wastewater treatment facility.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Comp plan inches closer to approval

Effingham County's much-debated comprehensive plan could be coming closer to approval.

March 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Weather delays signals on Highway 80

The state Department of Transportation announced that the planned opening of Highway 80 from Cherry Street to Highway 17 has been delayed because of weather conditions.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon man succumbs to blast injuries

A Rincon man injured in the Feb. 7 explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth died early Thursday morning in an Augusta hospital.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | 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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