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Springfield awards bid for Railroad Ave. sewer work

Springfield's long-awaited sewer improvement project is closer to getting started.

January 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Slow and steady

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is making steady progress in getting one of its tracts more appealing to potential customers - going at a pace a little quicker than what is being removed is accustomed.

January 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs resolution in support of Ogeechee River

Effingham County commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday night that asks the state to continue monitoring the Ogeechee River.

January 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist hit by semi on 80 dies

A Bloomingdale man who was hit by a tractor-trailer while riding his bicycle on Highway 80 on Jan. 9 has died.

January 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield signs agreement on VOA group home

The city of Springfield and an organization seeking to open a second group home for people with mental and intellectual disabilities have reached an agreement in a lawsuit filed against the city.

January 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Folder can’t wait for ‘best’ MLK Parade

At 84 years old, Adam Folder Jr. doesn't get around like he used to. However, his family says, that doesn't keep from attending every local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade he can.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Another tragedy touches ECHS

Several Effingham County teenagers have died in car wrecks in recent years, and the community suffered another loss Wednesday night.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


No word yet on King America Finishing hearing

A court hearing regarding a local textile plant's continued discharge of chemical-laden effluent into the Ogeechee River was postponed after a court-ordered change of venue.

January 14, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Guyton sewage plant draws vocal, fierce opposition

In a near-unanimous voice, attendees at a state Environmental Protection Division public hearing on Guyton's proposed wastewater treatment plant expressed their displeasure and opposition.

January 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO issues scam warning

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about groups of people who have been reported in the county going door to door soliciting business. Deputies have received reports that people from out of state have been offering to pave residents' property for them at a low cost.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mason chosen to be county’s vice-chairman

Effingham County commissioners opened their first meeting of 2013 by selecting Steve Mason as the vice-chairman.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


City to fill seat on council

Springfield City Council moved Tuesday night to fill its vacant seat.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Is curtain falling on fireworks?

The annual Springfield 4th of July fireworks show may not get off the ground this year.

January 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to roll from the newest station

Effingham County EMS has a new place to call home in Rincon.

January 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State high court denies Heidt's appeal

Craig Heidt's battle for a new trial appears to be over.

January 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Qualifying for municipal races to start late next month

Qualifying for the three municipal elections in Effingham County is set to begin late next month.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County millage rate set at 28.799 for FY16

Effingham County's millage rate for the coming fiscal year has been set at 28.799.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New car, officers for Rincon Police

The Rincon Police Department is now at full staff, with three new offices, its latest K9 ready for service and city council's approval to ...

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two Effingham men hurt in Monday wreck

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the collision of two pickup trucks that left one driver dead and two others injured Monday afternoon.

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State asks for feedback on historic preservation plan

The Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of updating Georgia's statewide historic preservation plan, a document that ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Military convoy to affect traffic on I-16, I-95

Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart during the late hours of July 16.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State’s tax revenues up 3.1 percent for June

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled nearly $1.82 billion, an increase of $55.2 million, or ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City already working on next Freedom Rings

City of Rincon officials are reviewing how they can make the annual Freedom Rings event better.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Barrow appealing ruling on Guyton permit

The city of Guyton faces another legal challenge to its plans to build a wastewater treatment plant.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Historic Society seeks county help with improvements

The Historic Effingham Society wants to make improvements to the Living History Site and the Effingham Museum - and it's looking for some help from ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton OKs budget for FY16

Guyton City Council has adopted a budget for fiscal year 2016 that is a reduction from the previous year's spending plan - but still allows ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, Rincon to work on inmate work crew deal

Rincon City Council and Effingham County commissioners are trying to finalize an agreement that will provide an inmate work crew for the city.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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