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Memorial Day observance set for Monday

Remembering those who have made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the U.S. will be the theme at the Memorial Day program at the Effingham County Veterans Park in Springfield. The program will be Memorial Day at 6 p.m.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

ECSO pleads for students to act safely

The message was simple and direct, and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office hopes it made it to its intended audience.

May 26, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Signs point to bacteria for Ogeechee River fish kill

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division announced late Thursday that the fish kill in the Ogeechee River was caused by columnaris, a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress. Humans are not known to be affected by this disease.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

City, SCAD taking a look at the possibilities

The city of Springfield is using a designer's eye in taking a look at what its downtown could be.

May 26, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Preparing for the worst

Effingham Hospital and other regional hospital tested their skills in the 2011 Region J Hurricane Evacuation and Re-entry Full Scale Exercise last week with help from 11 Effingham Career Academy students.

May 24, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local

State and federal agencies probe fish kill in river

The Georgia EPD and the Department of Natural Resources are expected to get test results Wednesday from the Ogeechee River after state and federal officials issued an advisory Sunday evening, urging residents not to swim in or eat fish taken from the river.

May 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State to turn up H.E.A.T. on seat belt enforcement

Summer 2011 marks the eighth consecutive season that police are rolling out waves of enforcement patrols across 159 Georgia counties to crack down on dangerous, aggressive, and high-speed drivers. The 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. campaign is a multi-jurisdictional highway safety enforcement strategy designed to reduce high-fatality crash-counts during Georgia's potentially deadly holiday driving period from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July and Labor Day. H.E.A.T. stands for "Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic."

May 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

EPD issues warning on Ogeechee River

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), DNR Wildlife Division and USEPA have responded to a fish kill occurring on an approximate 35-40 mile segment of the Ogeechee River in the counties of Screven and Bulloch with possible effects in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

May 22, 2011 | Staff report | Local

County approves fix for problem ash road

Effingham County Commissioners approved a bid Tuesday evening to remove the ash from Forest Haven Road and resurface the woeful strip with asphalt.

May 20, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local

IDA starts work on budget, keeps working on prospects

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members took their first look Thursday at a budget they hope to adopt next month.

May 20, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State jobless rate slips below 10 percent

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point, from a revised 10.0 percent in March. The state's jobless rate was 10.1 percent in April a year ago.

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Mosley completes 2011 training

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley completed her judicial training for 2011.

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Bring Back the 4th campaign returns

The campaign for Springfield's fireworks show is back.

May 16, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

A shield of help

The items gathered and boxed at the Rincon Police Department are a varied and sundry assortment, all headed to disaster relief efforts in Alabama.

May 16, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County prepares to start pilot recycling program

Several hundred Effingham County homes will have a second garbage cart to put out on the street next week.

May 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

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Resident voices concern about potential noise problems at industrial park

SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Blakey told the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority that he is concerned about being followed. He lives near the Research Forest tract that ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

DRT America still sniffing out odor problem

SPRINGFIELD -- During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority received an upate on DRT America's effort to curb smelly ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Fireworks to cap Josh Reddick Foundation concert

RINCON -- The Josh Reddick Foundation Concert at Freedom Park on Jan. 27 is sure to end with a bang.

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Kemp addresses Rotary, talks gubernatorial race later

RINCON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp deftly avoided talk of this year's gubernatorial race while addressing the Rotary Club of Effingham County on Thursday ...

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hospital board announces next meeting

The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session Tuesday at 7:15pm in Kieffer Hall Community at Effingham Health System.

January 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Commission moves to repair road damage

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners approved a motion Tuesday night that it hopes will smooth damaged roads and allay safety concerns.

January 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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