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DeLoach wins race for 3rd District seat

The newest member of the Effingham County Board of Commissioners also will become its youngest.

May 22, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge rules in Jones’ favor on challenge appeal

An Effingham County Superior Court judge has ruled that the board of elections' decision to dismiss a challenge to Commissioner Vera Jones' candidacy will stand.

May 22, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


All's well for Medient

The first stirrings of the dirt are taking place on the sprawling Medient property.

May 22, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA turns down economic, financial study proposal

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members are close to approving their fiscal year 2015 budget - and it won't include a proposal for an economic and financial study of its Research Forest Tract.

May 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Loper pushes for action on county administrator job

An Effingham County commissioner questioned when the rest of the board is going to hire a permanent county administrator.

May 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The Mars stars in its opening week

The opening weeks of the Mars Theatre have been a success, Springfield city staff told city council members Tuesday night.

May 15, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Judge to rule on appeal of elections board’s decision

The election of a county commissioner may rest on the desk of an Effingham County Superior Court judge.

May 15, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


For Hayes, campaign accomplishes missions

As this year's Effingham County candidate for the annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, Mimi Hayes wanted to raise awareness about diabetes - along with money to fight it.

May 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual Relay for Life carries on the fight

The birthday on her driver's license may read differently, but Laura Pratt also now has May 7 circled on the calendar.

May 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Pig attack trial delayed

The trial of an Effingham County man accused in the March 2013 attack on a pet pig is delayed as defense attorneys wait on a witness - the accused's alleged accomplice.

May 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


City looks for county’s aid on park parking

Springfield officials asked Effingham County commissioners Tuesday if and when they could help with improvements around Ulmer Park.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Campaign has taken Kingston to all corners of the state

The fabled Georgia writer Sidney Lanier described Georgia covered from "Rabun Gap to Tybee Light." Jack Kingston is now more than familiar with what Lanier had in mind.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hearing date set for appeal on elections board decision

An Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge will hear an appeal filed on the Effingham County Board of Elections' dismissal of a challenge to county Commissioner Vera Jones' candidacy.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA weighs proposal for planning help

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is weighing a proposal on economic and infrastructure services for its Research Forest Tract.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rincon to add to planning staff

Rincon may be adding to its city staff in the next few months, after city council members approved a job description for a community development planner.

May 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Carter surprised how rough campaign was

SAVANNAH - Buddy Carter is hoping to mend fences within the Republican party, after he won the nomination Tuesday night for the U.S. House 1st District seat.

July 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Medient wins round in court against former CEO

The new chief executive officer of Medient Studios said the company got the ruling in its favor from a Nevada judge Wednesday afternoon it anticipated.

July 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Mumme expecting big things from Panthers and McIntyre

Matt Mumme wasn't looking to become a head coach under the circumstances by which he took over the LaGrange College football program.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | College sports


New Medient master plan expected soon

The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Semi driver in fatal wreck gets year of probation

An Alabama man who was the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a fatal accident pled guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor second-degree vehicular homicide.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Northway pleads not guilty

A former Springfield mayor entered a plea of not guilty on charges of perjury and was arrested and booked into Effingham County Jail on Wednesday morning.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State high court rejects class-action suit on G-P

State Supreme Court justices ruled Friday that a group of homeowners are not entitled to bring a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Springfield audit comes back clean

The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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