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Stone, Barrow win

John Stone will face incumbent John Barrow in November for the U.S. House of Representatives 12th District seat in Georgia.

August 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Primary results, update 5

11:35 p.m.--Update 5

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Springfield takes high bid for land next to spray field

Springfield City Council members approved the high bid for an acre parcel of land adjacent to the spray field site at their July 8 meeting.

August 05, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

McDuffie, Gossett espouse qualifications

Effingham County's two sheriff contestants made some of their final pitches to potential voters Thursday and Friday nights.

August 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Sheriff’s deputies go through active shooter training

Effingham County sheriff's deputies combed the halls of Ebenezer Middle School, guns at the ready as they readied for a worst-case scenario.

August 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Candidates making final push

Effingham County tax commissioner candidates sparred again over customer service at the office during a forum Thursday night.

August 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Fuel price may fuel rise in garbage rates

The rising cost of gasoline is about to have an impact on trash bills in Rincon.

August 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Guyton’s Olive Branch gets closer to beer, wine sales

The Olive Branch Restaurant in Guyton is one step closer to getting a license to sell beer and wine by the drink.

August 01, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Arden banks on his experience in race for tax commissioner

Among Effingham County's current office seekers, Frank Arden is a relative newcomer. But he's banking on his experience in banking and finance to win over the voters.

August 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

McDaniel enjoying being out in front as a candidate

inda McDaniel has often been behind the scenes in political campaigns, helping with the elections of candidates.

August 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Springfield may seek help with fireworks

Springfield's annual Fourth of July fireworks show was a hot topic at Springfield City Council's meeting Tuesday.

August 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Springfield, Guyton open talks on capacity

Springfield City Manager Brett Bennett says he opened the lines of communication between Springfield and Guyton regarding water and sewer because he wanted them to know: "Springfield is an option."

August 01, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Photo ID required to vote at the polls

Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID when voting in-person on Election Day:

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Voting precinct names and addresses


August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Initial unemployment claims continue to rise

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 45,553 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in June, a 35.9 percent increase over the same period a year ago. The May to June increase was 1.9 percent. Most of the increase came in trade and services. Initial claims are considered to be a good barometer of economic activity.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

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Commissioners express gratitude to employees

Effingham County commissioners had a great time spnsoring and serving a recent holiday luncheon for all Effingham County employees as a way to show their ...

December 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham girls fall in tourney opener

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls basketball squad unwrapped a loss in its first game of the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic on Wednesday.

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Patients display healthy support for Ratchford

SPRINGFIELD -- The Hospital Authority of Effingham County learned during its meeting Tuesday night that some of its residents aren't willing to swallow the bitter ...

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs coach sees better says ahead for team

GUYTON - Despite a slow start to the season, South Effingham basketball coach James Finlen said his boys team is on the verge of turning things ...

December 19, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Effingham County's Shea wins agribusiness award

SAVANNAH -- On Dec. 13, Chris Shea, owner of Low Country Machinery, was named Effingham County's Agribusinessman of the Year.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Reed graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Abigail S. Reed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Members of Aspiring Leaders receive certificates

The 2016-2017 members of the Effingham County School District's Aspiring Leaders program received a Certificate of Distinguished Completion for meeting all requirements of this ...

December 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Christmas colors

Instead of their school colors, many South Effingham students donned the red and green of Christmas during Friday's home basketball games versus Effingham County ...

December 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- It wasn't necessary to look at the scoreboard to determine which team won Friday night's girls basketball game at South Effingham. The ...

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Perseverance pays for South Effingham's Harris

GUYTON -- Faith Harris was undaunted by a torn ACL that kept her from playing volleyball during her senior year at South Effingham High School.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Crashes occur regularly at Hwy 17-Blue Jay Road intersection

GUYTON -- Jay Patel is rarely an eyewitness to the crashes. He hears them regularly, however.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Lady Mustangs avenge loss to Lady Bobcats

GUYTON -- Taking care of the ball helped the South Effingham Lady Mustangs take care of busines.

December 14, 2017 | | Local

Subject in officer-involved shooting identified

SPRINGFIELD -- The subject involved in the officer-involved shooting Tuesday night at Paddleford Subdivision was 50-year-old Marcia Metzger Aiken of Effingham County.

December 14, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Elected officials discuss issues over breakfast

RINCON -- Effingham County business leaders, school officials and interested citizens were served a few morsels of information with their breakfast during Wednesday's Legislative Eggs ...

December 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

GBI to probe officer-involved shooting in Paddleford

SPRINGFIELD -- On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in Paddleford Subdivision about a woman threatening suicide.

December 13, 2017 | | Local

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