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Plea nets 15-year sentence after first try ends in mistrial

An Effingham County man whose initial trial ended in a mistrial has pled guilty in Superior Court and faces a 15-year sentence.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EPD pulls textile plant’s permit

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division pulled a textiles plant's wastewater discharge permit Tuesday and issued a new consent order after legal pressure from supporters of the Ogeechee River.

October 18, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Mars Theatre doubles up on its movie night

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation is getting an early start on Halloween.

October 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to look at recycling points system

People who have been mystified at the countywide recycling rewards program may be getting some help in figuring the system out.

October 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fox Theatre lends a hand to Mars efforts

The Mars Theatre's restoration efforts officially received a boost last Wednesday.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City OKs rezoning measure

Springfield City Council members have approved the first reading of a hotly-debated zoning ordinance that establishes a residential/office district on Oak Street.

October 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


District 1 hopefuls discuss the issues

The challenger for the Effingham County Commission's District 1 seat is promoting the need for a change on the board, while the incumbent it touting his experience on the board in his bid for re-election.

October 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Alderman returns to mayor's post

Barton Alderman was sworn in Tuesday night as the mayor of Springfield, returning to a post he held for five years.

October 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local


ECSO warning of computer virus scam

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is making the public aware of a computer virus scam that has affected hundreds of people in the area.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City ready for fall festival

Springfield's downtown area is expected to be a busy hub of activity Friday and Saturday.

October 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon parade lining up entries

Plans already are under way for the 32nd annual Lions Club Christmas Parade.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Forum puts candidates on display

The two candidates for Effingham County Commission chairman share a number of the same goals, such as having the county government work collaboratively with Effingham's municipalities and other local boards in the county's best interests, establishing stronger ethical guidelines for county employees and officials, and bringing smart growth to the county.

October 11, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Council members laud newest Rincon chief

For the last six months, Phillip Scholl has been in charge of the Rincon Police Department on an interim basis.

October 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Scholl named Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council members have appointed Phillip Scholl as chief of police.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A full house at new apartments

It's been a busy first few months for Goshen Crossing Apartments in Rincon.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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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


Second K9 joins Rincon police’s ranks

Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to alter rec board makeup

By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline project draws questions, critics

A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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