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Barrow: New highway bill may aid cause for parkway

The stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by President Obama may not be the panacea for Effingham County's road woes, Congressman John Barrow said.

February 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Kiss-a-Pig campaign to host Junior Olympics

The Effingham County Kiss-a-Pig Campaign Committee is hosting a Junior Olympic carnival and health fair at the South Effingham High School track on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


CGRDC to host workshops on regional plan

BRUNSWICK - An opportunity to learn, better understand and utilize the education and outreach element of the regional plan of Coastal Georgia is being kicked-off Thursday by the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center (CGRDC) in Brunswick. It is the first practicum (workshop) of a planned six-part series being offered free to elected and appointed officials, local governments, and interested citizens, according to Lupita McClenning, Senior Planner of the CGRDC.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Alpha Battery to get sendoff parade

Plans are in the process to promote a parade in honor of the troops of Alpha Battery, the Springfield-based Georgia Army National Guard unit that is deploying to Afghanistan.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital pitches its new plan

The Effingham Hospital's move to a non-profit corporation could happen soon, Hospital Authority Chairman Stephen Mobley said.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County won’t back Guyton annexation

Effingham County commissioners rebuffed Guyton's request to endorse its proposal to annex more than 3,000 acres, including the land where it intends to build its controversial wastewater treatment plant.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County picks low bidder for old courthouse work

Work is going to move forward on renovating the old Effingham Courthouse, but county commissioners were split on who should carry out the task.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton OKs aggressive selling law

Selling Girl Scout cookies in Guyton will go on - but the city is trying to crack down on what it considers aggressive sales techniques.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Know the rules for outdoor burning in Effingham County

The outdoor burning restrictions are:

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Bohannon on the job as the next Rincon police chief

Just hours after being offered - and taking - the job as police chief for Rincon, Mike Bohannon was on the job.

February 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital to take look at new way of doing business

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a recess in the middle of their meeting Tuesday to hear what the Effingham Hospital Authority has in mind.

February 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bohannon named Rincon police chief

February 12, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City levies strong accusations against former police chief

The first round of the Rincon City Council's investigation into its police department and its former chief has revealed an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, according to city officials.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council: New chief could be hired soon

Rincon City Council is on the verge of hiring its next police chief and could do so soon.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to give police new computer power

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of five laptop computers for the police department Tuesday.

February 12, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | 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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