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Metro police warn of income tax preparation scam

Tax preparation season presents opportunities for fraud and some are being caught off-guard by consultants who are not what they claim.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Signups for CRP to begin next month

ATHENS-Hobby Stripling, Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14 and continue through April 15. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

USDA makes microloans available in Effingham

Donnie Thomas, acting state director of USDA Rural Development, presented a ceremonial big check to members of the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP). Through RMAP, SBAC will provide micro-loans - loans less than $50,000 - to small rural businesses. SBAC is receiving a $400,000 loan and a $100,000 grant. The event was held at Southeast Technical College in Vidalia.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Woman back with family

A woman discovered by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon is back with her family.

February 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

City takes another shot at block grant

The city of Springfield may be ready to take another run at a block grant to help out residents of the Railroad Avenue area.

February 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Mayor, council due in court Wednesday

Springfield City Council members seeking Mayor Jeff Northway's ouster and the mayor are scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning before Judge William Woodrum Jr.

February 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

City’s EEOC inquiry complete

Springfield city officials have concluded an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inquiry into an incident that took place at Ulmer Park prior to a barbecue cookoff.

February 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

No serious injuries in accident

No serious injuries were reported in a collision between a pickup and a diesel truck Thursday morning at the intersection of HIghway 80 and Old River Road in Eden.

February 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Springfield working on event permit

Springfield City Council members are working on amending their special event use permits after a request from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

February 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Highway 80 reopened

All lanes on Highway 80 have been reopened.

February 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Accident closes roadway

All lanes on Highway 80 at Old River Road are closed in Effingham County following an accident with injuries involving a diesel truck and a car. Diesel is on the roadway and will be closed until further notice. Motorist are asked to avoid the area.

February 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

City council honors stricken firefighter

Rincon City Council members have paid an honor to a volunteer firefighter who is on the mend after suffering a stroke.

February 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield to take up signs issues

Springfield City Council members are expected to discuss a long-debated temporary sign ordinance at tonight's meeting.

February 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lawmakers see brighter days ahead

ATLANTA-Members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation remain optimistic, though cautiously, about the prospects for the state budget.

February 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Heidt asks to get a new trial

A man convicted last month in the double murder of his father and brother is seeking a new trial.

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

New Ebenezer Retreat Center to mark 40 years

SPRINGFIELD - The sense of peace that usually surrounds New Ebenezer Retreat Center is about to be disturbed.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Rebels saving best for second half

SPRINGFIELD - A trend has developed with Effingham County's boys basketball team. The Rebels start slow and finish fast.

November 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham softball players honored

South Effingham's softball team recently conducted its annual awards banquet. Lady Mustangs ReAnn McCloy, Cheyenne Miller, Georgia Dowling, Kastin Belogorska, Alex Brown and Allie ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Local SAT scores top state average

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County high school students are on the right testing track.

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Salvation Army donations guarantee smile in return

RINCON - Jeremiah Pugh gives something every time he receives a donation for the Salvation Army - a big smile a hearty "thank you."

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Soccer all-stars finish second in district

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department's 12-and-under soccer all-stars recently finished second in the GRPA District 1 tournament. The team includes Jayden Brierton ...

November 26, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Lady Rebels looking for growth, maturity

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Effingham County's girls basketball team is in a season of rebuilding, head coach Katy Fleming is looking forward to the process ...

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Lady Mustangs off to 3-0 start

GUYTON -- South Effingham's girls basketball team believes strong starts are the key to getting the kind of finishes it wants.

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

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