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City OKs false alarm ordinance

Springfield is hoping to cut down on the number of false alarms its emergency services have to answer.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield set to OK new fire fees

Springfield City Council members are scheduled to vote at a special called meeting Friday morning on final approval of a new slate of fire fees.

December 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plans proceed for new jail

Work could begin on the new jail and sheriff's office complex, after Effingham County commissioners approved a change order.

December 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State kicks off Zero Tolerance campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia's annual holiday campaign of Operation Zero Tolerance begins Friday and will last through New Year's Day.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Johnson offers words of wisdom for conservatives

One of the state's foremost conservatives said fellow conservatives need to think about who they talk to - and how they get their message across.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield looking at increase for sewer fees

Sewer fees for city of Springfield customers also appear to be on the rise.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield set to approve new fire fees

Fire fees in Springfield could be on the rise after city council members agreed to a new set of rates.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lighting the way

Last year, the Lost Plantation community helped one of its own, cancer patient Ashley Toler, through the proceeds from its first Light the Night Golf Cart Parade.

December 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Georgia-Pacific donates to local fire departments

Local fire departments will have a little more money at their disposal, thanks to Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

December 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Exchange Club kicks off Empty Stocking Fund drive

Again this year, the Exchange Club of Effingham County will make the holidays brighter for many local families in need through its Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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


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New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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