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County constable critical after plane crash

A former Effingham County sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition after his light airplane crashed Saturday afternoon.

April 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Dining and dancing to kick off Olde Effingham Days

Olde Effingham Days will be held April 18-19 in Springfield, beginning with "Dining and Dancing Under the Stars" from 7-10 p.m. that Friday night at the old courthouse and the judicial complex square. Leon Jacobs will provide live music, playing oldies, country, beach and rock. Food vendors will be open during the evening.

April 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County ready to break ground on Old Augusta

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners will be breaking ground on the Old Augusta Phase I project Tuesday at 2 p.m.

April 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Seniors make pitch for help

The number of senior citizens in Effingham County is expected to increase in the next five to 10 years and with that, so will their needs and concerns, a senior citizen advocate told county commissioners.

April 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chambliss gearing up for re-election run

Saxby Chambliss said he anticipates his campaign spending will top the amount from the 2002 U.S. Senate race.

April 19, 2008 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Another refinery victim discharged

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital announced Friday afternoon another patient burned in the Imperial Sugar explosion has been discharged from the Burn Center and is receiving further treatment in the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Driver walks away from fiery collision

A driver of a log truck that burst into flames after being struck by another vehicle early Friday morning walked away from the accident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

April 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Another refinery burn patient goes home

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta said Tuesday that one of its Imperial Sugar Company patients has been discharged from the Burn Center and is receiving further treatment in the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.

April 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Kelly’s, El Ranchito apply for liquor licenses

The Springfield City Council approved the first two liquor licenses in the city pending all administrative processes be completed appropriately.

April 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Georgia Democrats trying to rebuild party, message in state

After losing control of both houses of the General Assembly, and being outnumbered in the state's Congressional delegation, Georgia's Democrats believe they can make inroads on the Republican majorities.

April 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA, school board to work on land deal for bus shop

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is preparing an offer for the board of education for land in the IDA's Research Forest Tract.

April 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New chief ready to get to work

He's already got the keys to the office.

April 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cleanup continues

Crews from around southeast Georgia - and with help from folks from much farther away - continued to sift through the remnants of the tornadoes that swept through Effingham County a week ago.

April 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County makes the call on 911 center

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead to Brunson Construction to build the county's 911 center.

April 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia Power pitches in with tornado help

The Georgia Power Foundation is donating $5,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire to be administered to Effingham County residents affected by the March 15 tornadoes.

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Sex offenders required to report to sheriff's office on Halloween

SPRINGFIELD -- While everyone is gearing up for Halloween, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is doing its part to keep registered sex offenders at a ...

October 30, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Jett goes out a winner in final fair contests

SPRINGFIELD - Dusty Jett went from the bottom of the barrel to the top of the heap during his 10 years of participation in goat shows.

October 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County's Garcia earns all-star status

SPRINGFIELD - Volleyball season isn't over for Effingham County's Andrea Garcia.

October 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office seeking help to find suspected burglar

SPRINGFIELD -- Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, an Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy was preforming a routine patrol and noticed that the Clyo Trading ...

October 29, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs avoid winless season

STATESBORO -- After trailing 17-14 at halftime, South Effingham shut out Statesboro the rest of the way Friday night, galloping to a 28-17 win and a ...

October 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels tame Tigers, grab playofff spot

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels had to take the long way to get to where they wanted to go Friday night.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Breast cancer event achieves goals

RINCON -- An event sponsored by Effingham Health System lived up to its name.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Evans ousts Effingham County

Effingham County's softball season ended Friday morning in Columbus. The Rebels lost 4-3 to Evans in a losers' bracket game.

October 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon restaurant shut down

RINCON -- Consistent low health inspection scores led to the closing of the Omelette Cafe on Thursday.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Zittrouer conducts final livestock show

SPRINGFIELD -- For nearly two decades, Carroll Zittrouer was as much of a fair figure as the Ferris wheel. That came to an end Tuesday night.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County bumped into loser's bracket

The Effingham County Rebels lost their Elite Eight softball matchup with Allatoona on Thursday morning, falling 4-1.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Free water quality training available

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Nov. 5 from 1 p.m.-4p.m.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Panthers' second-half wave swamps Cubs

SPRINGFIELD -- After sputtering badly in the first half, the Effingham County Middle School Panthers shifted into high gear and zoomed past the Burke County Cubs ...

October 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Close encounter

Three-year-old Allyson Mohler of Rincon isn't the least bit intimidated by a goat that approached her Tuesday at the 74th Effingham County Fair in ...

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local artists show works at fair

SPRINGFIELD -- In addition to the customary rides, livestock shows and decadent foods, the 74th Effingham County Fair features the works of local artists.

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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