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County hopes fee cut spurs growth

Effingham County commissioners are proposing to amend their impact fee ordinance in an effort to kick-start a flagging development and building sector.

April 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County to get use out of old buses

Effingham County's Public Safety Department is going to put two old school buses to use for a mobile command post.

April 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Storm leads to extensive cleanup

Cleanup from a powerful storm that swept through Effingham County just before dawn Tuesday morning got under way quickly.

April 07, 2011 | By Calli Arnold and Patrick Donahue | Local

Judge denies Northway’s motion to dismiss

An Effingham County Superior Court judge has denied Springfield Mayor Jeff Northway's motion to dismiss an action brought by four city council members seeking his removal.

April 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield Fire adopts new SOP

After months of work, the Springfield Fire Department has a set of standard operating procedures and also will have a new vehicle on the way.

April 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Georgia team hits streets of Guyton for historic look

Armed with cameras and clipboards, students from the University of Georgia combed through the streets of Guyton at the end of last week. Their mission was to conduct a historic resources survey of the town.

April 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Some changes for Olde Effingham Days

For the sixth year, the Olde Effingham Days Festival is upon us. The event is set for April 15-16 in Springfield between the new and old courthouses and the Living History Site.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Dateline to focus on Heidt trial

Dateline, one of NBC's newsmagazine programs, will devote two hours to the murder trial of Craig Heidt and its aftermath tonight.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

City, church finalize traffic safety plan

Rincon City Council members and First Baptist Church of Rincon representatives have agreed to a series of changes to the roads around the church campus that are expected to improve safety greatly.

March 31, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County’s population officially tops 50K mark

That Effingham County's population has been growing is no mystery. By how much, though, wasn't known until the Census figures were revealed.

March 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County approves jail agreement

Effingham County commissioners have approved a twice-tabled jail agreement with the three municipalities.

March 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Steering the road funding plan

As a former economic developer, Allen Burns equates transportation as jobs. As executive director of the Coastal Regional Commission, he sees the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 as an avenue for economic growth.

March 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Attorney has a few questions for city council

Springfield City Council members may take up the matter of who leaked information about a potential legal action against the city.

March 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Georgia PSC gets briefing on Japan reactors

Several members of the Georgia Public Service Commission received a briefing from Georgia Power Company officials on the nuclear reactor incident in Japan. The commissioners received details about the incident in Japan at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and about the integrity and design of the nuclear power reactors operated by Georgia Power and Southern Company near Waynesboro and Baxley.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

DDS to offer limited service Saturday

The Georgia Department of Driver Services urges customers to plan ahead. On Saturday, DDS will offer limited driver licensing services due a scheduled upgrade of a national database used to verify driver's license information.

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

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Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

RINCON - Effingham County had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2017.

December 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs' Scott opts to vault to Ivy League school

GUYTON - Darius Scott is about to take the biggest leaps of his life. One is athletic and the other is academic.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

PORT WENTWORTH - It was about helping others this holiday season in Port Wentworth.

December 26, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local

IDA seeking more proactive approach

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has determined that a unified voice is more likely to be heard when pitching Effingham County's ...

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hartzog, Lady Rebels ready for tourney

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County girls basketball team is gearing up for a competitive bout of games in the Deep South Classic. The three-day tournament will ...

December 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Gant leads Effingham County contingent at Coastal Clash

Effingham County's wrestling team participated in the Coastal Clash in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday and Saturday. Zebrandon Gant (center) upped his season ...

December 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Students compete in livestock judging career development event

Students from Effingham County Middle School, Ebenezer Middle School, Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and South Effingham Middle School participated in the ...

December 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Narcotics probe results in 34 felony arrests

SPRINGFIELD - On Thursday, the Springfield Police Department ended a lengthy narcotics investigation led by Sgt. James Woodcock.

December 23, 2017 | | Local

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