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Liquor wins in a landslide

By an overwhelming margin, voters across Effingham County have approved referendums to allow liquor by the drink sales.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Voting twice doesn't bother Springfield residents

Residents of Springfield voted to approve liquor by the drink sales Tuesday by a vote of 160 to 102.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County gets to work on new alcohol ordinance

Even as voters were casting ballots on a liquor by the drink referendum, Effingham County commissioners discussed what they wanted in an alcohol ordinance should the measure pass.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow blasts Bush budget

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) released the following statement in response to President Bush's FY09 budget proposal:

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hayes to keep job

The Effingham County Board of Education suspended Effingham County High School coach Nathaniel Hayes without pay for 60 days at a hearing on Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Referendum results (updates 1-7)

UPDATE 7 (10:05 p.m.):

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow asking for federal help with illegal aliens

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined Congressional leaders urging President Bush to fully fund the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which is currently authorized at $950 million.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to the polls

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters to bring photo identification when participating in today's presidential preference primary.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Carter introduces tax relief bills for Effingham

State Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) has introduced legislation calling for a referendum to be voted on by the citizens of Effingham County that would place caps on property tax increases within the county.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Baby pulls community together

Community members gathered Friday night at the Effingham County Courthouse to pray for a 10-month-old baby recovering from the effects of alleged child abuse.

February 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Lawmakers are glad Anderson re-elected

Raybon Anderson retained his seat on the state transportation board, but not after some tense moments and some intense political scrutiny.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A busy day for commisssioners, too

Today will be a busy day at the polls and for Effingham County commissioners.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


10-month-old continues to fight for recovery

A 10-month-old baby remains in critical condition at a Savannah hospital, and his mother and father remain in jail.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State grants could aid watershed management

Effingham County could get some state help in funding its watershed management study.

February 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to declare Feb. 11 as 2-1-1 Day

Effingham County Board of Commissioners will proclaim Feb. 11 as 2-1-1 Day in Effingham County at their meeting Tuesday. Myra Lewis, Board of Commissioners chairperson, will sign the proclamation in a ceremony at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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5K series postponed

Due to the uncertainty of weather conditions for Saturday and many people making evacuation plans because of Hurricane Irma, the Fall 5K Series planning team ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools to close for Irma

The Effingham County School System will be closed for all staff and students Friday through Tuesday because of the threat of Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City council meeting cancelled.

The City of Springfield Mayor and Council Meeting scheduled for Sept. 12 has been cancelled.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ALERT: Storm threat alters Rebels-Mustangs clash

The Effingham County-South Effingham football game slated Friday at South Effingham has been changed to Thursday.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New county administrator ready to work

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis isn't easing into his new job.

September 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Humane Society looking to clear shelter before storm

The Effingham County Humane Society is having a clear-the-shelter event.

September 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council planning for Irma

With lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew fresh in mind, Rincon city officials are busy preparing for a new weather threat.

September 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


As storm approaches, residents with special needs asked to contact health department

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3 "Monitoring the Storm."

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia-Pacific foundation awards scholarships to local trio

Three local students were recently selected to be recipients of Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarships.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County EMA urges hurricane preparedness

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is staying updated on Hurricane Irma through the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.

September 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hencely defying long odds after suicide attack in Afghanistan

People who don't believe in miracles need to meet Winston Hencely.

September 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham managers enjoy special role with team

Even though their job offers few benefits other than the chance to share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat with the players ...

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


County Champions Trophy on the line

Friday night's Effingham County-South Effingham football game is a BIG deal for a lot of reasons. One of them is the trophy that is ...

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham retires Rietkovich's No. 12

Katie Rietkovich's name is scattered throughout South Effingham's softball record book. Now it adorns the Mustangs' outfield fence, too.

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels, Mustangs focus on themselves

The Effingham County Rebels and South Effingham Mustangs spent their open weeks doing exactly the same thing. They worked on fundamentals and eliminating mistakes instead ...

September 03, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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