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Springfield approves $1.3 million budget for FY2009

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved its 2009 budget.

December 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Commissioners anxiously await opening new 911 center

Effingham County commissioners fretted at their meeting last Tuesday about the delayed opening of the 911 center.

December 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bucket Brigade pitches in

Guyton's volunteer fire department received one of 23 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grants on Wednesday. The department will use the $5,000 grant to purchase automated external defibrillators for their fire trucks, which will enable them to quickly respond to cardiac conditions.

December 12, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Rincon denies ex-chief’s appeal

Rincon City Council denied former police chief Michael Berry's appeal of his termination Monday night, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the dispute between the city and the ousted chief.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County ready to fly with LifeStar?

Effingham County commissioners approved a contract proposal to the operators of the LifeStar air ambulance, but whether it will fly with OmniFlight remains to be seen.

December 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Early voting set to begin

Effingham County voters can start heading back to the electronic voting machines this week to take part in five runoff elections.

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon OKs personnel review policy

Rincon City Council unanimously approved a list of 25 general policies during last week's meeting.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Guyton to spread out council meetings

When Guyton residents speak up, city council listens.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


A show of FORCE

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council denies Berry's appeal

Rincon City Council members denied, by a unanimous vote, Michael Berry's appeal to be reinstated as poilce chief Monday night.

December 09, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Family loses mobile home in Tuesday fire

A Tuesday afternoon fire destroyed more than half of a mobile and has displaced its family.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Call of duty

As the nation and Effingham County paid tribute to the millions of veterans who served the country across the globe Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Lawrence Dudney reminded those at Veterans Park in Springfield to keep a group in uniform in mind.

December 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Stage is set for HES’ first fall festival on Nov. 22

Join Historic Effingham Society on Nov. 22 for its first Effingham Fall Festival.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas parade ready to roll again

The Rincon Christmas Parade is gearing up for its annual run, and the parade committee is taking entries.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


A busy evening for Guyton’s police force

Guyton's new public safety department saw an influx in crime this past weekend.

December 05, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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Grant aiming to keep school board seat

SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Grant wants to keep his hands on the wheel of Effingham County's sturdy but rapidly expanding educational ship.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Local legislative delegation announces roundabout project

ATLANTA – House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) and Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced Thursday that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT ...

January 25, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Halstead International conducts grand opening

RINCON -- Halstead International opened a state-of-the-art warehouse at 136 Industrial Blvd. on Thursday.

January 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


High school baseball getting closer

The "ping" of aluminum striking baseballs can be heard at Effingham County and South Effingham high school these days.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Bashlor makes Mets' 40-man roster

Effingham County's Tyler Bashlor is about to do something most little boys only dream of when they are in the yard playing catch with ...

January 24, 2018 | Amy Hancock | Local


Watch Georgia House of Representatives honor World Series champ

ATLANTA -- The Georgia House of Representatives honor World Series champion Josh Reddick of the Houston Astros with Resolution 909 on Monday.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


First Baptist Church pastor serves as chaplain of the day at Capitol

ATLANTA -- Dr. Gary Lewis of First Baptist Church of Rincon served as the chaplain of the day in the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Reddick collects unusual 'hit' and 'steal'

ATLANTA -- World Series champion Josh Reddck of the Houston Astros logged a hit and a steal in Atlanta on Monday. Ironically, neither achievement occurred at ...

January 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Deloach to seek re-election

SPRINGFIELD - After serving on the Effingham County Board of Commissioners for more than three years, Jamie Deloach remains as committed to the job as ever ...

January 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sky's the limit for Civil Air Patrol members

RINCON - The wild blue yonder is filled with exciting opportunities for aviation enthusiasts in Effingham County.

January 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Exchange Club member installed

SPRINGFIELD - Peachy Tees owner Tim Polk didn't blink when Sidney Blanton, Georgia district governor, welcomed him to the Exchange Club of Effingham County on ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


CASA board honors outgoing executive director

RINCON - While packing up her office recently, Lainie Jenkins left something very important behind -- a very large piece of her heart.

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Resident voices concern about potential noise problems at industrial park

SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Blakey told the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority that he is concerned about being followed. He lives near the Research Forest tract that ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


DRT America still sniffing out odor problem

SPRINGFIELD -- During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority received an upate on DRT America's effort to curb smelly ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fireworks to cap Josh Reddick Foundation concert

RINCON -- The Josh Reddick Foundation Concert at Freedom Park on Jan. 27 is sure to end with a bang.

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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