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E. coli leads to ground beef recall

A ground beef recall for possible E. coli contamination was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Aug. 12. More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed by the National Beef Packing Co. are being recalled from Winn-Dixie Stores, Publix Super Markets, and Kroger retail food chains in Georgia and 6 other Southeastern states.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia chosen as a study for neglected, abused kids’ legal needs

ATLANTA-The State of Georgia has been selected as one of two Research and Demonstration sites for the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System. As a research and demonstration site, Georgia will receive a grant to study the effectiveness of legal representation for children involved in child abuse and neglect cases.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Highway 17 re-opened

All lanes of Highway 17 have been re-opened.

August 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Northway takes mayor's seat, presides over council meeting

Less than two weeks after an Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge ruled Jeff Northway could no longer be mayor of Springfield, the embattled Northway resumed his spot upon the city council dais.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cleaning up storm’s mess

Residents and crews were back at work Tuesday morning, clearing away and cleaning up the damage from a powerful storm that thundered through central and eastern Effingham County on Monday night.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Green home to make debut

A ribbon cutting will be held Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for an i-house at Green Bridge Farm.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


New life for rare Oaky Woods prairies

SOCIAL CIRCLE-Tom Patrick is walking across a chalk prairie on Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area, pointing out plants that should or shouldn't be there and occasionally wiping at sweat raised by the sweltering summer morning.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


F-15s to keep local skies busy

gles and 227 airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing/333rd Fighter Squadron have deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Savannah and will begin executing flight training missions immediately. These airmen and their aircraft are typically based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Highway 17 open

All lanes of Highway 17 north are now open.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners OK vehicle service contract

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract extension for service on the county's vehicles - but it's a function they may want to take another look at down the road.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners are vowing to take a closer look at who can take county-owned vehicles home at night.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber awards tourism grants

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce awarded checks totaling $18,000 in tourism grants to three Effingham County organizations. Checks were awarded to the Historic Effingham Society, the Georgia Salzburger Society and to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for various tourism related projects.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Social Security office to trim its hours

Effective Aug. 15, the Savannah Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Driver dies after wreck at Highways 17 and 30

One man is dead following a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in southern Effingham County.

August 05, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Chairman at-large seat won’t be full-time

If Effingham County voters get the chance to determine if they want to retain the at-large county commission chairman post next year, it won't be a full-time position.

August 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Benton Boulevard expansion project on track

Right-of-way acquisition and the final design and permitting process for the Benton Boulevard expansion project in Chatham County are underway.

February 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County golf team teeming with talent

GUYTON - Coach Henry Dickerson can breathe a little easy. The leader of the South Effingham golf team doesn't have many question marks going into ...

February 27, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Springfield main breaks; Ebenezer Creek tests negative

SPRINGFIELD - Tests indicate that a Feb. 20 force-main break between Shadowbrook and the City of Springfield's watewater treatment plant did not effect Ebenezer Creek.

February 27, 2018 | Staff, submitted reports | Local


Reddick cracks SI's list of top 100 players

In its current issue, Sports Illustrated features a listing of the top 100 players in Major League Baseball according to its baseball writers.

February 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Family Connection Focus: Family Promise of Effingham takes 'holistic' approach

GUYTON - Family Promise of Effingham is a good first option for people in need of a second chance.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System recognized for high quality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System has been reaching for the stars and it finally got four of them.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crowd gathers to reflect on deadly Civil War incident at Ebenezer Creek

RINCON - The past, present and future gathered near the Savannah River on Sunday.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Congressman addresses school safety

RINCON - Congressman Buddy Carter fully appreciates why school safety has jumped near the front of the line of the issues confronting America.

February 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Johnson puts clamps on Starr's Mill

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County right-hander Ethan Johnson posted his second complete-game victory Friday night by shutting down Starr's Mill 2-1. He allowed just one hit ...

February 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Carter delivers positive economic news

RINCON -- First District Congressman Buddy Carter could barely contain himself Friday. He had plenty of good news to share from Washington.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Late goal powers Mustangs to tie with Richmond Hill

GUYTON -- Even though it won't be credited for it in the win column, South Effingham's boys soccer team logged a victory of sorts ...

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Student's initiative leads to creation of SEMS Student Council

GUYTON - Alexis Camacho's voice needs no amplification. She has a knack for getting her message across loudly and clearly.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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