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A look back, with an eye on the future

Jack Ramsey remembers exactly where the old popcorn machine used to be when his family owned the Mars Theatre in Springfield.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City whittles Mars contractors to six

Six contractors will submit requests for proposals for work on the Mars Theatre, following Springfield City Council's vote Wednesday night.

November 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield holds off on approving fire fees

An impassioned plea from a commercial property owner may have spurred Springfield City Council members to re-think a proposed fire fee.

November 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


United Way celebrates record-setting campaign

At a time when economic struggles have caused many people to cut back on their charitable giving, people throughout Effingham County dug deep - to help those who are in even greater need.

November 29, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


On the road again ...

The buses will crank up around noon Friday outside of South Effingham High School, and the Mustangs football team, band, cheerleaders and others will head out on another long road trip.

November 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River lawsuits to be heard in Bulloch

The Ogeechee River issue will land back in Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner's courtroom soon, now that a federal judge has remanded a case back to the county in which it was filed.

November 26, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


IDA to ask for approval on wetlands permit

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority may have taken a substantial step forward in the future of its I-16 holdings.

November 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State DOT to hold pipeline public hearing April 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed petroleum pipeline that is expected to run from the Georgia-South Carolina border to the Georgia-Florida border.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to host pipeline public meeting

The Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Farm Bureau has its day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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