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Council: New chief could be hired soon

Rincon City Council is on the verge of hiring its next police chief and could do so soon.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to give police new computer power

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of five laptop computers for the police department Tuesday.

February 12, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Loper, Liotta named to regional water council

ATLANTA - Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper and Michelle Liotta of Georgia-Pacific were named to the Coastal Georgia Regional Water Planning Council announced Wednesday.

February 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon releases findings on police department

The first round of the Rincon City Council's investigation into its police department and its former chief has revealed an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, according to city officials.

February 10, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A long road back

Until the night of Feb. 7, 2008, Paul Seckinger's full-time job was at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

February 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County hoping to drive transportation forward

Effingham County commissioners are trying to steer a course they believe may help push several road projects along.

February 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County frets over water pact

Effingham County commissioners are worried a change to a water and sewer agreement may be opening the flood gates of requests from developers.

February 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon narrows police chief choices

Rincon City Council members have interviewed three candidates for police chief and may not be done.

February 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City gets questioned on wastewater permit

Community members were given information and made comments Tuesday night concerning Springfield's proposed spray field and draft permit.

February 05, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


City fires back against ex-chief

The city of Rincon has added another chapter in a legal battle with former police chief Michael Berry.

February 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon housekeeper cleans up in Georgia Lottery

ATLANTA - Lorraine Lopez, a housekeeper and team leader for the Air National Guard, is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win. Lopez, 46, won $198,753 as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the Jan. 24 Fantasy 5 drawing.

February 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State leaders painting dire budget picture

Effingham County business and government leaders got a first-hand look earlier this week at just how deep the state's fiscal problems are.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


But not all of Effingham’s news is bad

While Effingham County business and government leaders are still wondering just how much money will be available for such mammoth undertakings as the Effingham Parkway, not all the news was bad this week.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Developers search for Goody’s replacement

Developers of the Fort Howard Square are confident they can fill quickly the hole that will be left by Goody's impending closing.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to push for more parkway help

As Effingham County Chamber of Commerce members and other community leaders gather in Atlanta, they'll be knocking on doors of key lawmakers and administrators in the state.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Effingham County's Johnson puts his name on Carson-Newman line again

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County speedster Toot Johnson is eager to prove that he is ready for double athletic duty at the college level.

April 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


National Day of Prayer event set Thursday

Pastors and churches from around Effingham County and the area are invited to join together for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday 6:30 ...

April 27, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Yellow Jackets push Mustangs out of playoffs

"GUYTON -- Teams with similar resumes met Friday to determine the one that would get the job of taking on Locust Grove in the second round ...

April 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Yellow Jackets push Mustangs out of playoffs

GUYTON - Teams with similar resumes met Friday to determine the one that would get the job of taking on Locust Grove in the second round ...

April 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office seeking help to find robbery suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect from an attempted armed robbery at the ...

April 27, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs rally, keep playoff hopes alive

GUYTON -- There's that word again.

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County grinds Coffee in sweep

SPRINGFIELD -- The steady hand of comeback experience helped the Effingham County Rebels overcome a shaky start Thursday in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA ...

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield DDA growth efforts sprouting

SPRINGFIELD - The signs of new life in Springfield aren't all related to the onset of spring.

April 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels' Griffin named Region 2-AAAAAA's top coach

Effingham County's Brett Griffin has been named the coach of the year by his baseball counterparts in Region 2-AAAAAA.

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs douse Demons in soccer playoff

South Effingham's boys soccer team scored less than two minutes into the match and cruised to a 5-0 opening-round victory over Warner Robins in ...

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Starting time changed for Effingham County baseball series

Because of the possibility of rain, the starting time for Effingham County's Class AAAAAA baseball playoff games versus Coffee on Thursday have been changed.

April 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Tennis Rebels advance to Elite Eight

SPRINGFIELD -- An strange ingredient didn't ruin Effingham County's recipe for success in boys tennis Wednesday.

April 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Girls soccer season ends for South Effingham

The South Effingham Lady Mustangs were ousted from the Class AAAAA soccer playoffs in the opening round Wednesday, losing to Warner Robins 3-0 at The ...

April 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Civic, corporate volunteers teach in ways that fuel students' passion

RINCON - Junior Achievement's reach is long and wide.

April 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Rebels emerge from shootout

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs in thrilling fashion Tuesday at Rebel Field.

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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