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Allen remembered for a life of service

Lamar Allen will be sworn in soon for another term as chairman of the Effingham County Board of Education, the position his father George held for eight of his 28 years on the Effingham school board.

December 17, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


New fire fees go into effect in Springfield

There will be no millage rate increase for Springfield property owners, after city council members approved a long-debated fire fees plan.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City OKs false alarm ordinance

Springfield is hoping to cut down on the number of false alarms its emergency services have to answer.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield set to OK new fire fees

Springfield City Council members are scheduled to vote at a special called meeting Friday morning on final approval of a new slate of fire fees.

December 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plans proceed for new jail

Work could begin on the new jail and sheriff's office complex, after Effingham County commissioners approved a change order.

December 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State kicks off Zero Tolerance campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia's annual holiday campaign of Operation Zero Tolerance begins Friday and will last through New Year's Day.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Johnson offers words of wisdom for conservatives

One of the state's foremost conservatives said fellow conservatives need to think about who they talk to - and how they get their message across.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield looking at increase for sewer fees

Sewer fees for city of Springfield customers also appear to be on the rise.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield set to approve new fire fees

Fire fees in Springfield could be on the rise after city council members agreed to a new set of rates.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lighting the way

Last year, the Lost Plantation community helped one of its own, cancer patient Ashley Toler, through the proceeds from its first Light the Night Golf Cart Parade.

December 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Georgia-Pacific donates to local fire departments

Local fire departments will have a little more money at their disposal, thanks to Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

December 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Exchange Club kicks off Empty Stocking Fund drive

Again this year, the Exchange Club of Effingham County will make the holidays brighter for many local families in need through its Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Work on West 9th Street leads to detour

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled a temporary road closure on West 9th Street between Highway 21 and N. Carolina Avenue in the Rincon.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Fans cheer on Mustangs as season ends

MONROE - A large contingent of South Effingham High School football fans made the lengthy trek to the town lodged between Atlanta and Athens and stayed to congratulate and console the Mustangs players after the conclusion of their season.

December 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lost Plantation golf cart parade ready to roll

After reaching out to help a family during the holiday season last year, the Lost Plantation community is hosting an even bigger event this year to help another neighbor.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | 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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