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Lawmakers offer support to workers, company

PORT WENTWORTH - Federal lawmakers Friday hoped to ensure the kind of explosion that damaged the Imperial Sugar refinery and killed nine people so far will be less likely to happen in the future.

March 08, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Benefit event for burn victims scheduled

Effingham County residents have banded together and are making plans for benefit events to help the Effingham-based workers injured in the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 08, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves water deal with IDA

The Springfield City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for water at the I-16 tracts Thursday.

March 08, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon, county to meet on service lines again

Rincon and Effingham County officials are expected to meet sometime next week to try to resolve water and sewer service delivery maps.

March 08, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton police draw praise from longtime resident

The Guyton Police Department got a pat on the back at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton takes a big step for future

Guyton City Council members believe they have taken a big step toward their town's future.

March 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Families keep vigil as blast victims recover

The families of two Effingham County men hurt in the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion last week are optimistic about their recovery and were grateful for the support shown them and the other families this week.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Donors don't mind the wait to give blood

Judy DuBois of Rincon waited for more than two hours to give blood.

March 06, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cities, county to meet on service delivery map

Officials from Effingham County and the county's three municipalities will meet this morning to discuss service delivery area lines.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic lights almost ready on Highway 80

The Georgia Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that Highway 80, Highway 26 from Cherry Street to Highway 17 will soon be open to four lanes of traffic.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs deals for sewage plant, water work

The Springfield City Council approved agreements with EMC Engineering for upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility, a new well and phase one and two of the Highway 21 waterline extension at its meeting Tuesday night.

March 06, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Colonial to match donations

United Way of the Coastal Empire has received an outpouring of community support to help the victims and their families who are affected by the destruction caused by the explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on Feb. 7.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson, Chambliss sign on to bill to reform budget process

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Wednesday in introducing bipartisan legislation to end reckless spending and reform the federal budget process by converting it to a two-year cycle, with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to oversight of federal programs.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow praises bipartisan effort on stimulus package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) praised the enactment of a bipartisan economic stimulus plan Wednesday after President Bush signed the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Municipalities map out possible service delivery strategy

Officials from Rincon, Springfield and Guyton came to an agreement Thursday on where they would like their water and sewer service delivery areas to be.

March 04, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | 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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