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Springfield drives forward with golf cart statute

After several weeks of wrangling over a proposed golf cart ordinance, Springfield City Council adopted a measure that they believe will give residents plenty of time to get used to it.

February 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City to cut out a meeting a month

Springfield City Council members will be spending less time at City Hall.

February 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Neighbors save mother from fire

A Rincon mother is recuperating in an Augusta burn center after an early Saturday morning fire claimed the life of her husband and destroyed their home, after neighbors dashed in and pulled her to safety.

February 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City may cut back on its meetings

Springfield City Council might be cutting back on the number of meetings it has.

February 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Governor notes the meaning of Ebenezer Creek water bottle

Members of the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau visited the state Capitol on a day marked for tourism. Several of the elected officers of the state and members of both the House and Senate Economic Development Committee members were given a memento with a tag with information about the infamous "Incident at Ebenezer Creek." These tags were signed personally by Reggie Loper, who is vice-chair of the county commission and also a member of the board of the CVB.

February 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon man dies in early morning fire

Authorities have identified a Rincon man who died in a house fire early Saturday morning.

February 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State: No need for new Heidt trial

Prosecutors have filed their brief in the wake of December's hearing on a new trial motion for Craig Heidt and said none of the defense's assertions stand up.

February 09, 2012 | Patrick Donahue | Local


County says yes to gold, no to chickens

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with an ordinance regulating precious metals dealers - but they scratched off a proposal to allow up to four chickens in R-1 zoned homes.

February 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Up to par

Ordinarily, being above par in golf isn't such a good thing - on the course. But getting the course above par is just what Seth Zeigler wants to do with Lost Plantation Golf Club.

February 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Corps of Engineers pushes another $2.5M to harbor deepening

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) received an additional $2.5 million in construction funding Wednesday.

February 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


County may scratch up an ordinance for chickens

Chickens will be back on the table before Effingham County commissioners tonight.

February 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon man suffers gunshot wound at gun show

A 26-year-old Rincon man was rushed to treatment after leaving a gun show and accidentally shooting himself at the Savannah Civic Center on Sunday afternoon.

February 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Fort Howard Road work moves along

Work on the Fort Howard Road is progressing, Rincon city officials said, and is on target for its projected completion date.

February 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Autopsy says inmate died of natural causes

Initial autopsy reports indicate natural causes in the death of an Effingham County Jail inmate who was found unresponsive in her jail cell by a detention officer.

February 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Lowe’s builds together for the YMCA

Effingham YMCA Executive Director Kim Dennis was tickled when the Y was selected by local Lowe's employees to benefit from a $1,500 grant for repairs and improvements on their day camp playground.

February 02, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Local


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Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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