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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


Former Medient CEO gets hearing date for injunction

A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Signs are a coming attraction for the Mars

Springfield officials hope their action Tuesday night will go a long way toward answering what they say has been a frequent question of late.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Missouri suspends former ECHS star Gant

A former Effingham County High School basketball star has been arrested for assault and has been suspended from the University of Missouri's team.

September 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | College sports


State arts council visits Mars

Members of the Georgia Council for the Arts visited the Mars Theatre last Thursday.

September 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


A new name for studio, but focus remains same, CEO says

The CEO of Moon River Studios said Tuesday they are eyeing an early 2015 start date for construction on a massive studio project slated for Effingham County.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Getting the cold shoulder ... and more

South Effingham High School principal Mark Winters, assistant principal Jeff Faith and athletic director Travis Dickey were doused by buckets of ice water after being challenged by the SEHS student body.

September 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


‘Take A Soldier Fishing’ sets a line for Oct. 4

Having staged a successful tournament at Savannah's Lake Mayer, the Bass Anglers Plus is casting toward Effingham County for its next event.

September 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Isakson: VA wait times expected to improve

HINESVILLE - It's not the level of care from the Veterans Administration that has been the problem, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Friday. It's been the wait times for veterans to get their medical care that have led to problems, and the government has started to address that, he added.

September 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Coming through for ALS

The Effingham County High School softball team seniors presented a check for $1,000 to Jenni Deloach, Brad Arrington and Monica Kessler on behalf of the ALS Association.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports


Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Fanning pleads guilty, awaits completion of sentencing

An Effingham County man who was charged with sexually abusing a minor and videotaping the incident has pled guilty to one count of sexual exploitation.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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