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McKinney touts energy independence agenda

RINCON - "Like Nero in ancient Rome, the Democrat-controlled Congress is fiddling while the economy goes up in flames because of skyrocketing fuel prices," said Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah). "People across the 12th District tell me they want real solutions to this problem, not just politics-as-usual."

July 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon council members give go-ahead to two developments

Rincon City Council gave the go-ahead on preliminary plans for a 10,000 square foot commercial building at its meeting last Monday night.

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Guyton chief asks for disorderly conduct law

Guyton Police Chief Randy Alexander is hoping to get to enforce another law and asked the city council to look at putting it on the books.

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

King selected at Chambliss’ county coordinator

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced that his statewide grassroots team for his re-election campaign is now organized in all 159 counties and 13 congressional districts.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Voter registration for July primary ends Monday

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote to be eligible to cast a ballot in the July 15 general primary is Monday.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Power outage hits Rincon Friday morning

A transformer failed at Georgia Power's substation near Goshen Road and Highway 21, leading to widespread blackouts in Rincon on Friday morning.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Stone: Congress doing nothing on gas prices

As he traverses Georgia's far-flung 12th Congressional District, John Stone hears a constant refrain.

July 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Crews contain Midland Road brush fire

Georgia Forestry crews are keeping an eye on a brush fire that is not quite out but is now contained.

July 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Brush fire contained

Georgia Forestry crews have nearly quelled a brush fire off Midland Road that has burned more than 350 acres and without any help from the brief showers Thursday morning.

July 04, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield approves radar use

The Springfield City Council approved resolutions authorizing condemnation for easements if necessary for the new water lines in unincorporated areas and authorizing the police department to use radar.

July 03, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local

Crews containing brush fire

A brush fire in the middle of a swampy area in southern central Effingham County has burned more than 300 acres, and crews have been continuing to try to contain it.

July 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Alexander dons interim city manager hat

Randy Alexander already has a task in hand for his first day as Guyton's interim city manager.

July 03, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Guyton ponders public safety

A proposal for a public safety department found a receptive audience with the Guyton City Council.

July 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Residents, neighbors question Guyton’s plans

Tempers flared and accusations were voiced at the joint Guyton/Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper public workshop held at the old Guyton school gymnasium on Monday evening.

July 03, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Trucks still rule Effingham auto sales

Without an end in increasing fuel costs in sight, many consumers and small businesses are clamping down on unnecessary costs and purchases. The three biggest domestic auto manufacturers have all reported a drop in overall sales in 2008, and the local dealerships also have felt the crunch.

July 02, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

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Springfield City Council rejects plant's wastewater request

SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield City Council swiftly and unanimously rejected DRT America's request to dispose of thousands of gallons of wastewater in the city's ...

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

City of Rincon accepting items for Mayors' Christmas Motorcade

RINCON - The City of Rincon will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with ...

November 16, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


RINCON - Santa Claus has lots of helpers. Carl Rushing is one of them.

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Volleyball skills earn Williams college opportunity

SPRINGFIELD -- The love of Hailey Williams' sports life has blossomed into a beautiful opportunity.

November 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Christmas parade to feature World Series champion

RINCON -- The Lions Club Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rincon will feature local World Series champ Josh Reddick. The former South Effingham ...

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Sheriff's office seeking person of interest in homicide

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division is seeking anyone with information on the current whereabouts of Frank O'Neal Lang.

November 13, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Commissioners OK trash deal with Atlantic Waste

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has taken a step toward tidying up its residential trash collection contract.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Crowd shows appreciation on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- Old Glory and a vivid spirit of appreciation proudly waved at Veterans Park of Effingham County on Saturday.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham volleyball players honored

RINCON -- South Effinghham recently conducted its end-of-season volleyball banquet.

November 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Hot-starting Trojans burn Rebels

DOUGLAS -- The rumor mill churned out some misinformation about the Coffee Trojans.

November 11, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Interfor expanding lumber production in Meldrim

Interfor Corporation announced Friday that it plans to invest $16.5 million to upgrade it's sawmill in Meldrim.

November 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Turpentine plant's wastewater request discussed at public hearing

SPRINGFIELD -- A $43 million turpentine factory's request to send its wastewater to a Springfield treatment facility before being diverted into Ebenezer Creek didn't ...

November 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mars Theatre to reopen Dec. 2

SPRINGFIELD -- The Mars Theatre is scheduled to reopen Dec. 2 for an a cappella holiday concert featuring the group Eclipse 6.

November 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

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