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UGa team says tract should have an Effingham feel to it

Buildings and facilities that will be created in the Research Forest Tract need to have an Effingham County feel to them, according to a University of Georgia research team.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fire protection week under way in the state

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10. The theme this year is, "Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned!"

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Get on your boots!

Two local Alpha Battery wives announced plans for a boot drive on Oct. 17 to help provide some Christmas relief for the men of Effingham County's National Guard unit.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Grant to spruce up Hinely Center

Rincon has received a $50,000 grant aimed at bringing polling places up to Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, city council members learned Monday night.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Cycle shop to relocate

The Springfield City Council has approved a business license for a custom motorcycle shop to open in the former NAPA Auto Parts building.

October 01, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Israel: Say ‘no’ to health care bill

The president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce urged Effingham Chamber members to dig in against the health care reform measures currently up for debate in the nation's capitol.

October 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Registration for Nov. 3 elections ends Monday

Voters who want to take part in November's special election for the House District 159 seat must be registered to vote no later than Oct. 5.

October 01, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Bloomingdale Jr. Firefighters to present fallen firefighters memorial

The Bloomingdale Junior Firefighters will present a fallen firefighters memorial program Sunday at 7 p.m. at Taylor Park on Pine Barren Road in Bloomingdale.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Sales tax holiday under way for energy, water efficient appliances

ATLANTA - To help Georgians conserve energy and water and save money, Georgians again are having the opportunity to buy energy-saving and water-efficient products without sales taxes during the 2009 ENERGY STAR and WaterSense sales tax holiday this week.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State forms water use task force

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the creation of a task force that will help develop contingencies for water consumption as a result of the recent water ruling limiting the access of Lake Lanier for water supply.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross flood relief efforts continue across Southeast

Sixteen Red Cross emergency response vehicles are providing mobile feeding and distributing cleanup supplies in flood-ravaged neighborhoods.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Power plans outage for Thursday

Georgia Power will have a second planned outage to upgrade the system on Thursday beginning at 9 a.m.

September 28, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Deputies, troopers probe Sunday fatal accident

Effingham sheriff's deputies, along with the Georgia State Patrol, are investigating what apparently began as a dispute involving gunfire and then resulted in a car crash Sunday night that proved fatal for the driver.

September 28, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


UGa team to take close look at Research Forest Tract

A research team from the University of Georgia will be putting together a proposal for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's Research Forest Tract.

September 28, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Owens seeks return to Rincon council

Frank Owens, who served on Rincon's city council beginning in 1990, is seeking a council seat in the upcoming November elections.

September 28, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


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Springfield officers maintain community connections

SPRINGFIELD - Even though they never know what they are going to encounter on a daily basis, Springfield police officers never change their approach.

May 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Partnership key to keeping residents safe

SPRINGFIELD -- Efingham Emergency Management Agency (EEMA) has been buffeted on all sides recently.

May 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Unofficial election results from key Effingham County races

GOVERNOR-REPUBLICAN

May 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


McClure to lead Effingham County girls basketball team

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County recently added Patrick McClure to its coaching staff.

May 22, 2018 | | Local


Mustang musicians marching into college with scholarships

GUYTON - Eleven South Effingham band members concluded their high school careers with a collegiate crescendo Thursday.

May 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham turns to Bowdon's Eubanks

GUYTON -- Todd Eubanks pounced on the opportunity to become South Effingham's head baseball coach.

May 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Metter's Johnson snags extra job with Effingham County baseball

SPRINGFIELD -- Chris Johnson has turned quite a double play.

May 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County IDA zeroing in on Savannah's Herndon

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Industrial Development Authoriy on Sunday named Savannah's Brandt Herndon as the finalist for its CEO opening.

May 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield Elementary School students to reveal Catie's Fund total

SAVANNAH - Springfield Elementary School will recognize Effingham County for its financial contribution and community impact to Catie's Fund, a Named Fund of CURE Childhood ...

May 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Deloach earns ACCG certificate

The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

May 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


First graders celebrate reading achievements

GUYTON -- Reading has many rewards.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


4-H team wins state modified trap championship

RINCON -- Aiming high helped Effingham County 4-H's junior modified trap team hit a big target Saturday.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System agrees to record-setting civil penalty

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System is taking its medicine by agreeing to a record civil penalty related to alleged record keeping and notification violations of the ...

May 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Plane crash cleanup underway

SAVANNAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- Cleanup efforts are underway for Hwy 21 near Savannah Hilton Head International Airport where a Puerto Rico Air National Guard ...

May 16, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham girls make history

GUYTON - South Effingham's girls golf team made history by qualifying for the state championship meet, a first for the Mustangs program.

May 16, 2018 | | Local


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