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Family loses home in morning fire

A Rincon family of five has been displaced after their mobile home caught fire Monday morning.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County asks for help with two road projects

Effingham County commissioners have approved sending a short list of projects to be funded through the state Department of Transportation's local maintenance improvement grant.

November 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon getting serious with recreation

As the city of Rincon has made upgrades and improvements, some noticeable - such as the widening of Fort Howard Road - and some not so obvious - such as new water lines west of Highway 21, it's also getting the ball rolling on its recreation facilities.

November 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Inspiration meets perspiration for Skadeland

For the last two decades, David Skadeland has been tinkering. Then one day at Griffin Lake, as he watched someone on a jet ski, he had an idea.

November 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Habitat shows its support for veterans

Military service members appreciate a heartfelt welcome home.

November 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, HES team up to seek tourism grant

The Living History Site and Old Jail Museum could be better equipped to accommodate visitors, if a grant application is approved.

November 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard work about to hit end of road

Work on Rincon's Fort Howard Road project should be finished soon, according to the city's engineer.

November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City’s fire fees could be on the rise

Fire fees in Springfield could be on the way up, after city council members agreed to move forward with an ordinance that increases those charges.

November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ambrose steps down from city council

Springfield City Council members voted, albeit reluctantly, to accept the resignation of mayor pro tem Jeff Ambrose.

November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Drug busts send three to jail

Three people were arrested Tuesday night in a drug bust by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Team.

November 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Parade route to change

Because of the construction at the intersection of Highway 21 and 9th Street in Rincon, the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade on Saturday will turn off Highway 21 onto 8th Street and then proceed to Richland Avenue.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Group seeks stop to plant’s discharge into Ogeechee

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSP’s Troop I honored at Challenge Awards

Georgia State Patrol Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to win big Friday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 12th Annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Not forgotten

s a young soldier, Mick Kicklighter served two tours of duty in Vietnam, including one stint with the famed 101st Airborne Division.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon hopeful on new ISO rates

The city of Rincon should be hearing soon on new ISO ratings, and Fire Chief Corey Rahn is eagerly awaiting the results.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff’s office happy under one good roof

The various arms of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are now under one roof - and just as happy as Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie appears to be for that, he's also happy to have them under a roof and in a building that won't be as much of a problem.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


I-95/21 interchange bid could be awarded this summer

Effingham County's transportation ills could be getting a little bit of remedy, starting this spring.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield adds more parking

Springfield City Council members addressed a long-standing goal at their Jan. 13 meeting.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police sets sights on acquiring second K-9

The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners still have questions on transportation resolution

Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to sign off on a resolution forged by a statewide legislative committee exploring ways to finance transportation improvements.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners OK new sheriff’s office

There are still a few items left to address, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is settled into its new home.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves recreation master plan

With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former mayor pleads guilty

A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Screven textile plant cleaning up its act

STATESBORO - After recent violations regarding on-site discharge, a Screven County textiles plant is making changes to rectify the matter.

January 27, 2015 | By Holli Deal Roach | Local


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