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Sunday blaze destroys home

A late Sunday morning fire has left a Rincon family homeless, and only a few days after the father of the family returned to his job as a civilian contractor in Iraq.

September 23, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Heidts laid to rest

Staff report

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County lands grant for reuse water

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Chris Clark announced Wednesday the approval of a Georgia Fund grant of $100,000 for Effingham County. The grant, approved by the GEFA board of directors, will help finance the installation of a 500,000-gallon water reuse storage tank.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield FD to hold boot drive

Springfield firefighters will be out with their boots and smiles to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association "Fill the Boot" program. They will be at the lights on the Highway 21 bypass Saturday.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Annual Salzburger Heritage Day to be held Monday

Salzburger Heritage Day Festival will be held Monday at Ebenezer as the town of Ebenezer comes to life.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Water council names go forth

Rincon City Council gave its thumbs-up to a slate of candidates to be nominated for the regional water council.

September 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Perdue’s cut of HTRG won’t delay tax bills

Tax bills will go out as normal in Effingham County, even with the prospect of the governor withholding the homeowner's tax relief grant.

September 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Possible tornado spotted in Pineora

The National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., has not confirmed the sighting of what is believed to be a tornado in the Pineora around 10:45 Friday morning.

September 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners can’t help wrecker operator

A Rincon tow truck operator is weighing her options after Effingham County commissioners told her there wasn't anything they could to help her in her squabble with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA preps for EFACEC event

The plans for what is expected to be a groundbreaking event in more ways than one are coming together for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon officials lay out emergency needs

Rincon city officials huddled quickly Wednesday afternoon to discuss what they might do in case of an emergency.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County wants feds out of building soon

Effingham County will send two federal agencies packing from their current no-rent space from the county.

September 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Red Cross monitoring Fay

The Savannah Red Cross is monitoring Tropical Storm Fay for further development. Currently the storm is a "rain maker" but could develop into Hurricane Fay.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Mill working with feds on death inquiry

Georgia-Pacific officials say they are cooperating with federal investigators in the wake of a fatal accident at the Savannah River Mill.

September 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, feds at odds over lease agreement

A deal for a federal agency to move into a county-owned building under construction is off, and Effingham County commissioners had strong sentiments toward the federal government for added stipulations to the lease agreement.

September 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Mars Theatre to reopen Dec. 2

SPRINGFIELD -- The Mars Theatre is scheduled to reopen Dec. 2 for an a cappella holiday concert featuring the group Eclipse 6.

November 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lee gets right back to work after election

RINCON -- Ken Lee didn't have much time to bask in the glow of his latest election.

November 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Dickerson makes college choice official

SPRINGFIELD -- Hayley Dickerson's competitive fire will soon burn at a higher level.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


White, Johnson lead in Guyton

GUYTON -- With provisional ballots yet to be tallied, Joseph Lee leads the race for the Post 3 seat on the Guyton City Council.

November 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee retains mayoral post

RINCON -- Incumbent Ken Lee turned back the challenge of Christi Ricker, a Rincon City Council member, is Tuesday's Rincon mayorl election.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee retains mayoral post

RINCON -- Incumbent Ken Lee turned back the challenge of Christi Ricker, a Rincon City Council member, in Tuesday's Rincon mayoral election.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon officer fired after dispute probe

RINCON - A Rincon police officer was dismissed Monday, four days after his reported involvement in a domestic dispute.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shearouse earns prestigious FFA degree

Former Effingham County High School FFA Chapter President Annah Shearouse received her American FFA Degree at the recent 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

November 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Auxiliary seeking help to stock VA hospital gift shop

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary stocks the gift shop at the Veterans Hospital in Augusta so that patients there can choose gifts for their ...

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs' Newbill grateful for postseason opportunity

GUYTON - South Effingham's Makenly Newbill knows all too well the highs and lows of being a Mustang.

November 07, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Illness prevention department's top priority

RINCON - Running a restaurant is a tough job. Making sure it is safe for customers is also challenging.

November 06, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Groundbreaking set for Josh Reddick Field

SPRINGFIELD -- The public is invited to a Nov. 18 groundbreaking ceremony for Josh Reddick Field.

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels pulverize Wildcats, clinch No. 3 seed

RICHMOND HILL -- Effingham County's 1-2 running punch of Toot Johnson and Zebrandon Gant decked the Richmond Hill Wildcats on Friday.

November 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Park ceremony set on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- A Veterans Day ceremony featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Glyn Goldwire is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park ...

November 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Park ceremony set on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- A Veterans Day ceremony featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Glyn Goldwire is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park ...

November 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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