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Rincon to adopt smaller budget

Rincon's fiscal year 2014 budget will be slightly smaller than the current budget, after a proposed spending plan was presented for a public hearing at the city council's last meeting.

December 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State has nicotine therapy replacement aids available

As of Wednesday, free nicotine replacement therapy supplies are still available for people living in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Vets to get ‘one-stop shop’ for benefits Thursday

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, together with representatives from several other federal, state, and local government agencies, will conduct a free "one-stop shop" for veterans benefits at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners urged to define administrator’s role

Effingham County commissioners need to clarify discrepancies in who they want to run the day-to-day operations of county government and how that person should go about doing the job, an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative said.

December 02, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kingston to hold day office

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a congressional day office.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Living History Site sees growth

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site is hoping to add to its collection and exhibits, and it's becoming an increasingly popular destination, Springfield City Council members learned.

December 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


AAA to have Tow to Go for the weekend

Nearly one in four, 23 percent, of consumers think people are more likely to use a designated driver on Thanksgiving, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet five in 10, 48 percent, reported they have never been a designated driver.

November 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State Patrol ready for holiday traffic

ATLANTA-The Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

November 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Monday wreck claims one life

A Screven County man died in a three-vehicle collision late Monday afternoon at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads, Effingham's second deadly crash in less than a week.

November 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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


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Effingham County school district growing rapidly

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- The Effingham County school system is growing even faster than the 12,000 students it serves.

August 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels push Bulldogs to the limit before falling

Despite playing in heavy rain, the Effingham County Rebels weren't quite able to end a lengthy drought Friday night. The Rebels (0-2) dropped a ...

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs come up short in high-scoring affair

It was a long night for South Effingham's football team, which struggled to find its rhythm on both sides of the ball Friday night ...

August 25, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon city manager discusses growth challenges

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Wes Smith can't get caught in the moment. He always has to be thinking ahead -- way ahead.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Slow-starting Rebels nip Mustangs in volleyball

The tortoise didn't just beat the hare in a race. It did it in volleyball, too.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Connection reaching out for help to tackle child concerns

Effingham County residents who want to get plugged into the community in a helpful way need to contact Elaine Spencer, the local Family Connection executive ...

August 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Scout motto pays off for leader during eclipse

Lisa Scarbrough didn't let cloudy, rainy conditions overshadow her efforts to teach Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts about Monday's solar eclipse. She was ...

August 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ebenezer Middle FFA officers attend retreat

METTER - This school year's FFA officers from the Ebenezer Middle FFA chapter recently attended a retreat and training held at George L. Smith State ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shoplifting suspects caught after fleeing deputies

Two people were arrested and in custody after shoplifting and a pursuit Friday evening in Rincon.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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