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Effingham receives food, shelter aid

The State Set-Aside has awarded Effingham $9,914 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA agrees to school board's price

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is ready to come to terms with the school system on a land deal.

May 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow backs student loan access

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve legislation to ensure that upheaval in the financial markets doesn't keep students and families from getting the federal student loans they need to pay for college.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Mosley to run for probate judge seat

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her intentions to run for probate judge.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Pay raises coming for deputies

Deputies' salaries are on the rise, as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office tries to stop an exodus of officers.

May 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital marking National Donate Life Month

In April Effingham Hospital is observing National Donate Life Month in honor of those individuals who have selflessly enrolled in organ donor programs across the U.S. by giving the greatest gift of all - the gift of life.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon sticking with 55/45

In a sometimes testy and contentious meeting, Rincon City Council approved the first reading of a revamped alcohol ordinance.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Controversial rezoning headed back to planning commission

A controversial rezoning is headed back to the county planning commission after Effingham County commissioners were puzzled by what to do when one of the parties backed out.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Stone picks up endorsement from former 12th District rep

Former U.S. Rep. J. Roy Rowland, MD, (D-Georgia) endorsed Republican candidate John Stone in the race for Georgia's 12th Congressional District, citing the need for continued House efforts to achieve bipartisan national health care reform.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Public invited to participate in Olde Effingham Days flower show

The Springfield and Rincon Garden clubs are sponsoring a flower show to take place during Olde Effingham Days on Saturday.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Morgan's Dixie Wish charms to go on sale

Morgan's Dixie Wish Crocs charms will go on sale Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Citizens Bank locations in Springfield, Rincon and Port Wentworth.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney blasts Barrow for campaign literature

U.S. Rep. John Barrow's recent mailing to 12th District residents is "a blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars for campaign purposes," according to Republican opponent Ray McKinney of Savannah.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victims, families 'hanging in'

AUGUSTA - Jenny Purnell isn't ready for her husband Justin to come home - not yet at least, not until he's ready.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow backs tax assistance, simplification bill in the House

Washington, D.C. - As taxpayers in Georgia completed their tax returns, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined a majority in the House of Representatives in voting for the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act, which passed the House 238-179 Tuesday.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Brief: Exley tract rezoning postponed

The Effingham County Commission sent plans to rezone the Exley tract (off of Highway 21, south of Goshen Road) back to the planning board for further review at their meeting on Wednesday. Exley tract owners have backed out of the joint application with the New Savannah group.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Fourth-down gamble pays off for Burke County

SPRINGFIELD -- There was no magical comeback for Effingham County this time. The Burke County Bears wouldn't allow it.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Football final scores

Brunswick 44, South Effingham 13

September 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

RINCON -- The happiness -- perhaps relief -- was evident on Lauren Alvarado's face.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Board of Education juggles schedule to recover time lost to storm

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Education squeezed 1 1/2 days into the 2017-18 school calendar without extending it.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Forensics program growing at Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD -- A lot of adults are under the impression that today's teenagers are clueless.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs trample Phoenix

South Effingham's softball team smashed New Hampstead 15-0 at New Hampstead on Tuesday.

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


County officials work on trash backlog

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to severe weather, trash pick-up in Effingham County has fallen behind.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham softball team keeps rolling

South Effingham continued its hot streak in softball by whipping Wayne County 4-0 on Monday.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Alumni and Friends Gala set at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College will hold its second Alumni and Friends Gala, "A Night Under the Stars," on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p ...

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Community calendar Sept. 20 edition

Thursday

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Students put journalism skills to work for schools

RINCON - Olivia Nelson is a storyteller, but don't hold it against her. It is a good thing.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon City Council holds line on property taxes

RINCON - Rincon maintained its membership in a shrinking club Monday night.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham softball team sweeps four weekend games

South Effingham's softball team reeled off victories in four games in the Brookwood Tournament at Powder Springs, upping its record to 15-5.

September 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Bilbo in position to help county agencies, public

SPRINGFIELD -- There is something symbolic about Deputy Gena Bilbo's office. It doesn't have a door, projecting a sense of openness that she and ...

September 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Stirring comeback powers Rebels past Blue Devils

SPRINGFIELD -- Against a defense that had been exceptionally leaky in the first half Saturday night, the Statesboro Blue Devils eventually ran dry.

September 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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