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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


County asks for help with two road projects

Effingham County commissioners have approved sending a short list of projects to be funded through the state Department of Transportation's local maintenance improvement grant.

November 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon getting serious with recreation

As the city of Rincon has made upgrades and improvements, some noticeable - such as the widening of Fort Howard Road - and some not so obvious - such as new water lines west of Highway 21, it's also getting the ball rolling on its recreation facilities.

November 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Inspiration meets perspiration for Skadeland

For the last two decades, David Skadeland has been tinkering. Then one day at Griffin Lake, as he watched someone on a jet ski, he had an idea.

November 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Habitat shows its support for veterans

Military service members appreciate a heartfelt welcome home.

November 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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