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Hospital pleads for county support

In one week, Effingham County commissioners will determine whether to back Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans, using a federal loan.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon to raise water, sewer rates

Rincon City Council members approved a water and sewer rate increase Monday night, and they want to make the heaviest users pay more.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved their fiscal year 2011 budget - complete with a cut in library funding that has drawn widespread criticism.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Grant will help Springfield light up the 4th

The show will go on for the city of Springfield.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

State economic leaders thank lawmakers for productive session

ATLANTA –– Three leading members of Georgia's economic development community held a briefing Wednesday during which they acknowledged the challenges currently facing the state but also reflected upon the achievements of the past legislative session and the core assets that will ensure Georgia's future success.
Ken Stewart, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, George Israel, president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Sam A. Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, expressed their commitment and that of the economic development community as a whole to continue working to identify investment opportunities, increase jobs, and maintain programs ...

June 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

County forges ahead with energy grant

Effingham County commissioners agreed to go ahead with an intergovernmental agreement for an energy efficiency and conservation block agreement.

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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

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Savannah River Classic has anglers hooked

Ten years ago, the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce was interested in creating an event that would support the Stand Up for America Day celebration ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Local realtor Karen Miller achieves high recognition from NAR

RINCON - Karen Miller with Southern Georgia Homes has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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

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