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Springfield set to approve new fire fees

Fire fees in Springfield could be on the rise after city council members agreed to a new set of rates.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lighting the way

Last year, the Lost Plantation community helped one of its own, cancer patient Ashley Toler, through the proceeds from its first Light the Night Golf Cart Parade.

December 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Georgia-Pacific donates to local fire departments

Local fire departments will have a little more money at their disposal, thanks to Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

December 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Exchange Club kicks off Empty Stocking Fund drive

Again this year, the Exchange Club of Effingham County will make the holidays brighter for many local families in need through its Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Work on West 9th Street leads to detour

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled a temporary road closure on West 9th Street between Highway 21 and N. Carolina Avenue in the Rincon.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Fans cheer on Mustangs as season ends

MONROE - A large contingent of South Effingham High School football fans made the lengthy trek to the town lodged between Atlanta and Athens and stayed to congratulate and console the Mustangs players after the conclusion of their season.

December 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lost Plantation golf cart parade ready to roll

After reaching out to help a family during the holiday season last year, the Lost Plantation community is hosting an even bigger event this year to help another neighbor.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A look back, with an eye on the future

Jack Ramsey remembers exactly where the old popcorn machine used to be when his family owned the Mars Theatre in Springfield.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City whittles Mars contractors to six

Six contractors will submit requests for proposals for work on the Mars Theatre, following Springfield City Council's vote Wednesday night.

November 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield holds off on approving fire fees

An impassioned plea from a commercial property owner may have spurred Springfield City Council members to re-think a proposed fire fee.

November 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


United Way celebrates record-setting campaign

At a time when economic struggles have caused many people to cut back on their charitable giving, people throughout Effingham County dug deep - to help those who are in even greater need.

November 29, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


On the road again ...

The buses will crank up around noon Friday outside of South Effingham High School, and the Mustangs football team, band, cheerleaders and others will head out on another long road trip.

November 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River lawsuits to be heard in Bulloch

The Ogeechee River issue will land back in Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner's courtroom soon, now that a federal judge has remanded a case back to the county in which it was filed.

November 26, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


IDA to ask for approval on wetlands permit

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority may have taken a substantial step forward in the future of its I-16 holdings.

November 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Family loses home in morning fire

A Rincon family of five has been displaced after their mobile home caught fire Monday morning.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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