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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


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


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City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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