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Blast victims' fundraiser to be big event

Organizers for a fundraiser to aid victims and families of the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion said the event is getting a lot of attention.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA's EFACEC deal gets national acclaim

John Henry and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority have known for a long time just how big getting EFACEC to the community was. Now, so will many others.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Tax study group sends findings to legislators

A committee formed to study Effingham County's tax structure has finished its work and forwarded its suggestions to state lawmakers.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


911 center, alcohol ordinance to top agenda

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider the low bid for the 911 center at their meeting this morning.

March 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Flag bound for USS Georgia to make stop in Effingham

A Georgia flag is making its way through every county in the state before making its way to the Kings Bay submarine base to be placed in the USS Georgia, an Ohio-class submarine that has been retro-fitted and will be based at Kings Bay.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospice to hold children's grief camp

Hospice Savannah's Full Circle, Center for Education and Grief Support will be holding a children's grief camp May 2-4 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The cost is $10 per child and children ages 6-18 are welcome.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


New program to help foster teens with savings accounts

Foster youth transitioning out of Georgia's foster care system can benefit financially from a new savings plan specifically designed for foster teens.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Munthe honored for work with Boy Scouts, firefighters

Norman Munthe was named the Rotary Club's volunteer of the year at a banquet Thursday night at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA approves revisions in water agreement

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a revision in its intergovernmental agreement with Springfield for water in a deal that officials believe benefits the IDA, Springfield and the county.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon pours work into liquor ordinance

Rincon City Council held a workshop to discuss a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance Thursday.

March 22, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


United Way helping families of refinery explosion victims

United Way of the Coastal Empire is set to help victims and their families who are affected by the fire at Imperial Sugar through the "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund."

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield delays liquor law debate

The Springfield City Council postponed approval of a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance and fee schedule until the council's next meeting on March 11.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon annexes Heritage tract

The Rincon City Council annexed the Heritage property Monday night and also approved a contract to provide water to the tract, zoning the property as planned unit development.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Target to pitch in with refinery relief

United Way of the Coastal Empire has received another helping hand in its effort to help victims and families of the sugar refinery fire. Target Stores will make a $10,000 contribution to United Way specifically to help provide grief counseling and support services necessary for children and their families who have been negatively impacted by the fire at Imperial Sugar.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital adds EZ-IO to emergency care

There is something new and innovative in the emergency department at Effingham Hospital.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

On Tuesday, May 2, the Effingham County Navigator Team (ECNT) held a fundraiser at the Huddle House in Rincon to raise money for the group.

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

One Rincon family's request to build a privacy fence on their property was a long-debated issue at Monday night's Rincon City Council meeting ...

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Toss Allen out as Effingham County Administrator

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that current County Administrator Toss Allen would not have his contract renewed.

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah River Classic has anglers hooked

Ten years ago, the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce was interested in creating an event that would support the Stand Up for America Day celebration ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local realtor Karen Miller achieves high recognition from NAR

RINCON - Karen Miller with Southern Georgia Homes has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

Nurses at Effingham Health System were treated to a catered lunch Wednesday in celebration of National Nurses Week, which began on Monday and will finish ...

May 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

The Rincon Garden Club recently attended the Olde Effingham Day flower show, Eighty Years in Bloom, on April 22.

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham K9's to get body armor

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K9's, Arest and Gero, will receive bullet and stab-protective vests soon thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit ...

May 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Edwards Interiors nominated for Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year

Edwards Interiors was honored last week at the 2017 Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park by being nominated ...

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Ricker to run for Mayor of Rincon

Former Rincon Mayor Pro-Tem and current Rincon City Councilmember, Christi Ricker, has announced that she is running for the position of Mayor of Rincon.

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures on SR21 for signal inspections at the DDI

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and SR 30 in Port ...

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre celebrating three year anniversary

SPRINGFIELD - A lot has happened at the Mars Theatre since reopening its doors in 2014. More than 47,000 tickets have been sold for movies ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Resurfacing project underway on SR 21 south of Rincon

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation started a resurfacing project today and will utilize single lane closures between Lisa Street and Westwood Drive south ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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