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Early voting polls to open Saturday

Each county will have polling locations that will be open at a minimum from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Drivers asked to watch for deer

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, leaders of the state's wildlife, highway safety and insurance agencies are advising motorists to be cautious of increased deer sightings this fall.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA courts prospect for site

A promising pairing of prospects for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority means the board won't be showing one of its sites to other potential suitors for three months.

October 22, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police make fraud arrests

Two Florida men are in jail after using counterfeit credit cards to purchase items at the Rincon Walmart.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Museum, Living History Site fight to keep doors open

With its funds drying up, the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield faced the very real possibility of closing before the end of this year.

October 22, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Medicare enrollment to end Dec. 7

ATLANTA - Americans have six weeks remaining to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State finds money to keep archives open to the public

Gov. Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Thursday that the state will restore $125,000 to Kemp's budget to keep the Georgia State Archives open to Georgians for the remainder of the budget year.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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


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Commissioners approve slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners approved the fiscal year 2016 budget Tuesday night, giving its second reading a 5-0 vote.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham man dies in weekend boating accident

The body of an Effingham County man missing since Saturday was pulled from the Savannah River on Monday morning.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to rework IDA stipulations

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to make adjustments in the stipulations placed on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its tracts off Interstate 16.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clearing the way to welcome visitors

When it came time to start knocking down parts of the visitors center along Interstate 95, just inside the Georgia-South Carolina state line, Ann Purcell ...

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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