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Cities see fees, dates for races

Qualifying dates and fees have been set for the upcoming municipal elections in all three Effingham County cities.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Power to the people

The truth of the matter is, Charles Davis does have a power bill.

August 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Management group to refurbish homes

Dozens of Rincon apartments will be upgraded over the next several months, after Rincon City Council members agreed to a financing package for three apartment complexes.

August 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City to add full-time fire chief

The city of Springfield will be adding to its workforce and to its public safety reach.

August 15, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


E. coli leads to ground beef recall

A ground beef recall for possible E. coli contamination was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Aug. 12. More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed by the National Beef Packing Co. are being recalled from Winn-Dixie Stores, Publix Super Markets, and Kroger retail food chains in Georgia and 6 other Southeastern states.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia chosen as a study for neglected, abused kids’ legal needs

ATLANTA-The State of Georgia has been selected as one of two Research and Demonstration sites for the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System. As a research and demonstration site, Georgia will receive a grant to study the effectiveness of legal representation for children involved in child abuse and neglect cases.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Highway 17 re-opened

All lanes of Highway 17 have been re-opened.

August 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Northway takes mayor's seat, presides over council meeting

Less than two weeks after an Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge ruled Jeff Northway could no longer be mayor of Springfield, the embattled Northway resumed his spot upon the city council dais.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cleaning up storm’s mess

Residents and crews were back at work Tuesday morning, clearing away and cleaning up the damage from a powerful storm that thundered through central and eastern Effingham County on Monday night.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Green home to make debut

A ribbon cutting will be held Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for an i-house at Green Bridge Farm.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


New life for rare Oaky Woods prairies

SOCIAL CIRCLE-Tom Patrick is walking across a chalk prairie on Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area, pointing out plants that should or shouldn't be there and occasionally wiping at sweat raised by the sweltering summer morning.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


F-15s to keep local skies busy

gles and 227 airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing/333rd Fighter Squadron have deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Savannah and will begin executing flight training missions immediately. These airmen and their aircraft are typically based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Highway 17 open

All lanes of Highway 17 north are now open.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners OK vehicle service contract

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract extension for service on the county's vehicles - but it's a function they may want to take another look at down the road.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners are vowing to take a closer look at who can take county-owned vehicles home at night.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Two juveniles arrested in school threats; sheriff to seek additional action

Effingham County investigators have arrested two juveniles and are actively investigating numerous threats to schools in Effingham County.

March 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs skin Wildcats

GUYTON -- It wasn't exactly smooth sailing, but it was considerably better than their last few outings, which could only be characterized as rough.

March 02, 2018 | | Local


Rebels' Wilkenson on northward college path

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County wide receiver Trevon Wilkenson has snagged an opportunity to play college football.

March 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hill to seek re-election to Georgia Senate

District 4 Sen. Jack Hill of Reidsville has announced his intention to seek a fourth term.

March 01, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham High School on lockdown

GUYTON -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is presently investigating an "unsubstantiated" threat against South Effingham High School. The school is under lockdown as a ...

March 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Error on last play lifts Bears over Rebels

An eighth-inning error allowed Burke County to tally the deciding run a a 3-2 win Wednesday against Effingham County.

March 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Benton Boulevard expansion project on track

Right-of-way acquisition and the final design and permitting process for the Benton Boulevard expansion project in Chatham County are underway.

February 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County golf team teeming with talent

GUYTON - Coach Henry Dickerson can breathe a little easy. The leader of the South Effingham golf team doesn't have many question marks going into ...

February 27, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Springfield main breaks; Ebenezer Creek tests negative

SPRINGFIELD - Tests indicate that a Feb. 20 force-main break between Shadowbrook and the City of Springfield's watewater treatment plant did not effect Ebenezer Creek.

February 27, 2018 | Staff, submitted reports | Local


Reddick cracks SI's list of top 100 players

In its current issue, Sports Illustrated features a listing of the top 100 players in Major League Baseball according to its baseball writers.

February 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Family Connection Focus: Family Promise of Effingham takes 'holistic' approach

GUYTON - Family Promise of Effingham is a good first option for people in need of a second chance.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System recognized for high quality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System has been reaching for the stars and it finally got four of them.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crowd gathers to reflect on deadly Civil War incident at Ebenezer Creek

RINCON - The past, present and future gathered near the Savannah River on Sunday.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Congressman addresses school safety

RINCON - Congressman Buddy Carter fully appreciates why school safety has jumped near the front of the line of the issues confronting America.

February 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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