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City eager to open theater doors, a new era for downtown

Sometime in early March, the doors of Springfield's Mars Theatre are expected to swing open, welcoming patrons and guests for the first time since the building closed more than 50 years ago.

November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO’s Heath keeps a watchful eye online

Some of the images Joe Heath comes across online are so disturbing, he doesn't understand why anyone would want to see them.

November 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council hopes signs show people the way

Rincon City Council members hope new signs can point the way to what the city has going on.

November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Permit in hand, Guyton ready for treatment plant work

The city of Guyton could advertise for bids for its planned wastewater treatment plant as soon as next month, Mayor Michael Garvin said.

November 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash, tanker explosion claimed life of three brothers

An already-horrific scene became a tragedy for one Effingham County family when investigators determined the identities of three people who died in a fiery crash on Thursday.

November 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Plant gets new discharge permit

A new discharge permit has been issued for a Screven County textiles plant after recommendations from environmental groups were included in the proposal.

November 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hospital, county, city team up for disaster drill

Effingham Health System conducted an emergency preparedness drill in collaboration with Effingham County EMS, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and the Springfield Fire Department.

November 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County gives OK to work program list

Effingham County commissioners have approved a short-term work program for the current fiscal year, identifying the projects and equipment to be started or bought.

November 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Statesboro shutters pair of trouble-plagued clubs

STATESBORO - In the wake of a Nov. 10 fatal shooting at a Statesboro nightclub, a discussion between Statesboro city officials and police led to the forced closure of two clubs with a history of violent incidents.

November 18, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


City chooses seats for Mars

The doors for the Mars Theatre are still a few months away from opening, but the seats for the venue have been selected.

November 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kimberly Moretz trial delayed again

Kimberly Moretz's trial has been postponed for a second time.

November 13, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon, county to work on fire station location

Fire coverage west of Rincon is expected to improve with the construction of a new station. Just where that station will be could be a matter to be resolved through continued talks between Effingham County commissioners and Rincon City Council members.

November 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County pledges parking help in agreement with city

Efforts to renovate Ulmer Park may be inching forward, after Springfield officials asked Effingham County commissioners what they could do in support.

November 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ricker joins Scott, Morgan on council

Incumbents Levi Scott Jr. and Scott Morgan were re-elected to serve four more years on Rincon City Council, joined by newcomer Christina Shores Ricker.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Guilty plea on child porn nets 10 years

An Effingham County man found in possession more than a hundred images of child pornography in July was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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