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Consultant likes what he sees out of Effingham County

Effingham County is out of the running for Project Arx, but Industrial Development Authority officials are working to keep their name out there for similar big projects.

November 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

More questions abound in probate judge race

Candidates for the probate court judge seat didn't say much about a possible state probe into the office during the final forum Thursday night.

November 11, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

School board candidates look to the future

The candidates for the Effingham County Board of Education's District 2 both say the school system is good and want to make it better.

November 11, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Customer service issues still at heart of tax commissioner race

Customer service continued to be a topic between the candidates for tax commissioner at the second of two forums last week.

November 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon to smoke out sewer lines

Rincon residents may see smoke coming from their storm sewer lines sometime the first week of November.

November 11, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local

Magistrate race turning into friendly affair

The race for magistrate judge has been a pleasurable experience and devoid of animosity, the four men running for the office said.

November 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Probate candidates answer, issue challenges

The race for the probate court judge seat grew heated during a candidates' forum Tuesday night.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Residents speak out against Guyton’s plans

There were not enough chairs in Guyton's council chambers to seat all those who attended Tuesday's council meeting.

November 07, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Tax commissioner candidates spar

The candidates for Effingham County tax commissioner tried to draw distinct differences between themselves in the first of two forums held this week.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Tough times taking a toll on food pantries

The Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE) is working to increase donations to local food pantries in Effingham for those in need.

November 07, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Former Rincon cop asks for city’s help

A former Rincon police officer asked Rincon City Council to help pay his medical bills for an injury suffered in the line of duty and to clear his name.

November 07, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

BoE candidates weigh priorities for shrinking budget

The two candidates for the Effingham County Board of Education's District 2 seat said they don't want to cut anything that might affect the quality of education for county students.

November 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local

Wynn asks for another officer

Springfield Police Chief Paul Wynn requested an additional officer for the police department be placed in the 2009 budget at a special called meeting Wednesday.

November 04, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Sewage plant foes line up

Guyton's controversial plans to build a 500,000 gallons-per-day wastewater treatment facility will be up for discussion at Tuesday's 7 p.m. council meeting.

November 04, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

County OKs spending for assessor's Web site

Finding out what land and homes are selling for in Effingham County can continue to be done from the comfort of a computer.

November 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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Family Connection Focus: Department of Juvenile Justice's Effingham County Community Services Office

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the first story in a weekly series about organizations in Effingham County Family Connection, part of a statewide initiative ...

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

New Hampstead sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- New Hampstead, led by guards Valery Colon and Veana Price, carved up South Effingham in the closing stretch of their girls basketball game Tuesday ...

February 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Sheriff's office issues warning about suspected skimming operation

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is conducting a multi-agency investigation into suspected debit card skimming.

January 31, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

AARP Foundation tax assistance available

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide free federal and state tax preparation and e-filing for 2017 taxes begins Saturday at Springfield Library in Springfield from 10 a.m ...

January 30, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

GDOT chief discusses plans for area, state

ATLANTA - A group of state officials responsible for making things go, led by Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry, addressed a collection of Effingham ...

January 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Taylor named Rincon's police officer of the year

RINCON -- Isaac Taylor was officially recognized as Rincon's 2017 police officer of the year during Monday's Rincon City Council meeting.

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Sheriff's office seeking aid to find suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Criminal Investigative Unit is asking the public to help it identify a person of interest in a recent theft.

January 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

State moves to boost number of game wardens

ATLANTA - Even though it might seem like it to some outdoorsmen, game wardens aren't lurking in every field, forest and body of water in ...

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs zap Yellow Jackets

GUYTON -- South Effingham's boys basketball team didn't buckle when the pressure was on Friday night.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Second performance added to Mars Theatre's Eagles tribute

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to popular demand, a matinee performance has been added at Mars Theatre for "One of These Nights: The Music of the Eagles!"

January 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Man and his machine

GUTYON -- South Effingham baseball coach John DeRing uses a pitching machine during Thursday's practice at the school. His Mustangs spent time working on bunt ...

January 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

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

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