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City ready for fireworks show

The show will go on Saturday night in Springfield.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State awards $2.95M grant for project

The state made good on its promise of a massive grant that helped lure EFACEC to Effingham County.

June 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners weigh bigger millage rate cut

The millage rate cut Effingham County commissioners are proposing could become a little larger.

June 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


With seat open, IDA wants to avoid a big turnover on its board

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has a seat to fill - and wants some answers on making sure that they don't have to fill out the majority of the board.

June 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State: Take advantage of National HIV Testing Day

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health urges citizens across Georgia to get tested for HIV on June 27, National HIV Testing Day (NHTD).

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Riverkeeper announces new mercury initiative

MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville. More than 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GSU workshop to focus on career growth skills

Career-growth skills from resume-writing to keeping your new job are the focus of Georgia Southern University workshops in Savannah and Statesboro this summer.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Lions Club steps up for soldiers

Thanks to the Rincon Lions Club, local soldiers will be able to call home to their families. The Rincon Lions Club donated $1,000 to the Phone Cards for Soldiers campaign. The Veterans Park of Effingham board of directors is raising funds to purchase telephone cards for members of the local National Guard unit, Alpha Battery, now deployed in Afghanistan. With this donation, each of the 100 members deployed will receive at least one $10 phone card. Donations can be mailed to: Veterans Park, P.O. Box 1078, Springfield, GA 31329. For information, call Ruth Lee at 754-6730.

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


IDA pares budget for next fiscal year

Anticipating a drop in property tax revenues, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is paring its budget.

June 18, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECRP loses its 'rock'

Jacan Brown had friends across the county and across the state she had never met.

June 18, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Initial work on old courthouse set to begin

Work on renovating the historic Effingham County Courthouse is expected to begin soon, after county commissioners gave the go-ahead for selective demolition and exploration of the building.

June 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Military working dogs create paws and effect

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - It can be a terrifying thing to see a dog streaking toward you across a field, fast and low to the ground, lips peeled back from a mouth filled with huge white teeth. But for the son of a Rincon couple, all he can think about, as the 80-pound animal leaps toward his arm, is making sure the dog gets a good bite.

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County to get a better look at itself through LIDAR

A closer, clearer look at Effingham County could help more readily determine flood zones in the near future.

June 15, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes underpass top priority

The Springfield City Council has voted to present the underpass project as the sole transportation priority of the city.

June 15, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


EFACEC helps state earn Silver Shovel award

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue welcomed the news that Georgia won a Silver Shovel award from Area Development magazine, a key recognition of the state's business-friendly policies by a respected economic development publication. Georgia was one of 11 states honored by the magazine.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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South Effingham grads receive humorous sendoff

GUYTON - In some ways, South Effingham's commencement ceremony was like a "Saturday Night Live" performance. The comedy didn't detract from the dignity of ...

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Class of 2018 reflects on 'journey' toward diploma

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Salutatorian Miranda Christine Walker described the class of 2018's progress toward graduation as "a journey."

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Memorial Day ceremony goes on despite weather threat

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Monday's Memorial Day observance set for Veterans Park of Effingham County in Springfield was moved to the ...

May 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Good news abounds for Rincon Fire Department

RINCON - A spate of good news has been gushing from the Rincon Fire Department hydrant in 2018.

May 28, 2018 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Guyton Fire Department making adjustments

GUYTON - Robert Ancell runs a small-town fire department with a big-city approach.

May 28, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon Police Department wants to be involved

RINCON - The Rincon Police Department has a new shoulder patch in keeping with the new logo the City of Rincon has adopted.

May 27, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


LifeStar goes above and beyond the rest

SPRINGFIELD - There is no debate about it. LifeStar offers the highest level of medical service in Effingham County and beyond.

May 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham honors graduates

GUYTON -- Salutatorian Victoria Tseng pats Richard "Blue" Morris on the shoulder while Morris is being introduced before his valedictory speech during South Effingham High School ...

May 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County graduates sent off

SPRINGFIELD -- A faculty member extends a high five to Valedictorian Megan Marie Deyhle as Deyhle returns to her seat following Friday's 2018 Effingham County ...

May 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


E-911 keeping up with technology

SPRINGFIELD - One of the best is about to get better.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Fire & Rescue staying ahead of growth

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Fire & Rescue won't be overcome by Effingham County's smoking growth patterns.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


EMS staff teeming with experience

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulances are packed with something besides lifesaving equipment.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New EMS equipment has alreaday saved lives

SPRINGFIELD - Even the best medical hands need help occasionally.

May 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton Police Department aims to be visible, helpful

GUYTON - The long arm of the law in this little town is always reaching out.

May 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's Office 'front and center'

SPRINGFIELD -- When a military C-130 crashed on Hwy 21 in Port Wentworth on May 2, it was Effingham County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer ...

May 24, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


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