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Annual meeting caps a busy Chamber year

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Rand Shearouse took the gavel from outgoing president Alice DeForest, beginning his tenure as president of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


TEA Party brews up candidates’ forum

With early voting already under way, and barely a month before the general primaries are conducted, local voters will have their first opportunity to hear from candidates for Georgia's U.S House 12th District seat Friday night.

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


HOGs to get black-n-blue for MDA Summer Camp

Members of Savannah's Harley Owners Group (HOG) chapter will ride in the 16th annual Black-n-Blue Ball at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum decked out in denim and leather Saturday night to raise money for local children to attend MDA Summer Camp.
Tickets are $25. A live band will perform from 7 p.m.-midnight and there also will be live and silent auctions. MDA camper families have been invited and proceeds will help 17 children with neuromuscular diseases from the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire attend camp at no charge.
The local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is ...

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Council opposes Sunday sales

Springfield City Council members took a look at their alcohol ordinances for potential charges but they were nearly in accordance on one thing that shouldn't be altered - the prohibition on Sunday sales.

June 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton may team with Home Depot volunteers

Guyton could be preparing for an onslaught of volunteers.

June 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Online contest may help fund Springfield’s fireworks show

Liberty Mutual has launched the "Bring Back the Fourth" program, with grants of $10,000 going to 10 winning communities. The grants will help communities that have cut or curtailed their Independence Day celebrations in light of the economic downturn.

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Gratitude on display

For the first time since the end of their deployment to Afghanistan, the men of the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion's Alpha Battery gathered at Baker Park.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners getting ready to adopt leaner budget

Effingham County commissioners are preparing to adopt their fiscal year 2011 budget, a spending plan that represents a 5.2 percent cut in spending from a year ago.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County continues work on four-day week

Though they don't expect to make their target of July 1 to start the four-day work week, Effingham County commissioners will forge ahead with plans for a four-day work week.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


In their honor

With the strains of the Effingham Community Orchestra as a backdrop, Effingham residents paid tribute to soldiers who fell in battle in far-flung places during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.

June 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Library support remains hot topic

Effingham County commissioners may be trying to find ways to restore funding they have proposed to cut from the county's two libraries.

June 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Another delay in Heidt trial?

The case of the state vs. Craig Heidt could be on hold again.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Digging in

An afternoon by the river was a day of work for a team of researchers at Tuckasee King on Thursday.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police get keyed up for in-car computers

A new tool in their hands will allow Rincon Police Department officers to stay out on the roads longer.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ends deal to use inmate labor

Guyton City Council has opted to end its agreement with the Effingham County Prison for inmate labor.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

Nurses at Effingham Health System were treated to a catered lunch Wednesday in celebration of National Nurses Week, which began on Monday and will finish ...

May 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

The Rincon Garden Club recently attended the Olde Effingham Day flower show, Eighty Years in Bloom, on April 22.

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham K9's to get body armor

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K9's, Arest and Gero, will receive bullet and stab-protective vests soon thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit ...

May 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Edwards Interiors nominated for Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year

Edwards Interiors was honored last week at the 2017 Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park by being nominated ...

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Ricker to run for Mayor of Rincon

Former Rincon Mayor Pro-Tem and current Rincon City Councilmember, Christi Ricker, has announced that she is running for the position of Mayor of Rincon.

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures on SR21 for signal inspections at the DDI

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and SR 30 in Port ...

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre celebrating three year anniversary

SPRINGFIELD - A lot has happened at the Mars Theatre since reopening its doors in 2014. More than 47,000 tickets have been sold for movies ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Resurfacing project underway on SR 21 south of Rincon

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation started a resurfacing project today and will utilize single lane closures between Lisa Street and Westwood Drive south ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Grammy-nominated recording group The Nelons to perform at First Baptist in Springfield

Nashville, TN - Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will be featured in an exciting event on Saturday, May 20 at 6 ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Sheriffs to continue presence at schools

On April 26, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office began receiving complaints, referencing a rumor that a shooting ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


DDI construction continues tonight in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install a lane closure on SR 21 tonight from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


'A Celebration of Champions' held to honor Springfield Central High

Hundreds of Effingham County residents turned out to witness history Saturday afternoon at the 'Celebration of Champions' banner unveiling that took place in the gymnasium ...

April 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 review

Attendees of the 2017 Eggs and Issues Review Wednesday morning filled their bellies and their minds as three local State Representatives spoke about a number ...

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon council honors 3 for 30 years of service

Three Rincon firemen were honored Monday night at the Rincon City Council meeting for having eclipsed 30 years of service.

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Shaun Stokes found safe

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing boy who was last seen on Sunday, April ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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