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Signups for CRP to begin next month

ATHENS-Hobby Stripling, Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14 and continue through April 15. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


USDA makes microloans available in Effingham

Donnie Thomas, acting state director of USDA Rural Development, presented a ceremonial big check to members of the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP). Through RMAP, SBAC will provide micro-loans - loans less than $50,000 - to small rural businesses. SBAC is receiving a $400,000 loan and a $100,000 grant. The event was held at Southeast Technical College in Vidalia.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Woman back with family

A woman discovered by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon is back with her family.

February 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


City takes another shot at block grant

The city of Springfield may be ready to take another run at a block grant to help out residents of the Railroad Avenue area.

February 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Mayor, council due in court Wednesday

Springfield City Council members seeking Mayor Jeff Northway's ouster and the mayor are scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning before Judge William Woodrum Jr.

February 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City’s EEOC inquiry complete

Springfield city officials have concluded an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inquiry into an incident that took place at Ulmer Park prior to a barbecue cookoff.

February 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No serious injuries in accident

No serious injuries were reported in a collision between a pickup and a diesel truck Thursday morning at the intersection of HIghway 80 and Old River Road in Eden.

February 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield working on event permit

Springfield City Council members are working on amending their special event use permits after a request from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

February 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Highway 80 reopened

All lanes on Highway 80 have been reopened.

February 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Accident closes roadway

All lanes on Highway 80 at Old River Road are closed in Effingham County following an accident with injuries involving a diesel truck and a car. Diesel is on the roadway and will be closed until further notice. Motorist are asked to avoid the area.

February 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


City council honors stricken firefighter

Rincon City Council members have paid an honor to a volunteer firefighter who is on the mend after suffering a stroke.

February 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield to take up signs issues

Springfield City Council members are expected to discuss a long-debated temporary sign ordinance at tonight's meeting.

February 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers see brighter days ahead

ATLANTA-Members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation remain optimistic, though cautiously, about the prospects for the state budget.

February 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Heidt asks to get a new trial

A man convicted last month in the double murder of his father and brother is seeking a new trial.

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Brinson appeals murder conviction

An Effingham County man has appealed his guilty verdict in the 2006 murder of his infant daughter to the Supreme Court of Georgia.

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


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Commissioners express gratitude to employees

Effingham County commissioners had a great time spnsoring and serving a recent holiday luncheon for all Effingham County employees as a way to show their ...

December 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham girls fall in tourney opener

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls basketball squad unwrapped a loss in its first game of the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic on Wednesday.

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Patients display healthy support for Ratchford

SPRINGFIELD -- The Hospital Authority of Effingham County learned during its meeting Tuesday night that some of its residents aren't willing to swallow the bitter ...

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs coach sees better says ahead for team

GUYTON - Despite a slow start to the season, South Effingham basketball coach James Finlen said his boys team is on the verge of turning things ...

December 19, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Effingham County's Shea wins agribusiness award

SAVANNAH -- On Dec. 13, Chris Shea, owner of Low Country Machinery, was named Effingham County's Agribusinessman of the Year.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Reed graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Abigail S. Reed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Members of Aspiring Leaders receive certificates

The 2016-2017 members of the Effingham County School District's Aspiring Leaders program received a Certificate of Distinguished Completion for meeting all requirements of this ...

December 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas colors

Instead of their school colors, many South Effingham students donned the red and green of Christmas during Friday's home basketball games versus Effingham County ...

December 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- It wasn't necessary to look at the scoreboard to determine which team won Friday night's girls basketball game at South Effingham. The ...

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Perseverance pays for South Effingham's Harris

GUYTON -- Faith Harris was undaunted by a torn ACL that kept her from playing volleyball during her senior year at South Effingham High School.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crashes occur regularly at Hwy 17-Blue Jay Road intersection

GUYTON -- Jay Patel is rarely an eyewitness to the crashes. He hears them regularly, however.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs avenge loss to Lady Bobcats

GUYTON -- Taking care of the ball helped the South Effingham Lady Mustangs take care of busines.

December 14, 2017 | | Local


Subject in officer-involved shooting identified

SPRINGFIELD -- The subject involved in the officer-involved shooting Tuesday night at Paddleford Subdivision was 50-year-old Marcia Metzger Aiken of Effingham County.

December 14, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Elected officials discuss issues over breakfast

RINCON -- Effingham County business leaders, school officials and interested citizens were served a few morsels of information with their breakfast during Wednesday's Legislative Eggs ...

December 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


GBI to probe officer-involved shooting in Paddleford

SPRINGFIELD -- On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in Paddleford Subdivision about a woman threatening suicide.

December 13, 2017 | | Local


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