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24th ID veterans gather to remember

FORT STEWART-Time heals all wounds, the saying goes. Still, after 25 years, the loss of comrades-in-arms was felt as the name of each of the 16 members of the 24thInfantry Division killed during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm was read aloud Friday morning in front of Fort Stewart's Desert Storm Memorial.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Scouts honor Morgan

Local Boy Scouts paid honor to the longtime director of the Effingham County Recreation and Parks last Wednesday.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


School board set to adopt strategic plan

Effingham County school board members are expected to complete the long process behind a strategic plan at their meeting Wednesday afternoon.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Springfield delves into DDA proces

The city of Springfield could have an ordinance for its downtown development authority ready in about three months, City Manager Brett Bennett said.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA approves bid for I-16 tract road

Work could begin soon on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's Interstate 16 northern tract entrance road.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Guilty verdict leads to 30-year sentence

A Jacksonville, Fla., man faces 30 years in prison after his conviction on four counts of computer pornography and attempted child molestation.

February 24, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Bright STARs

As the STAR teachers, both Danna Jones and Stephanie Tant pointed out how the students who chose them challenge them.

February 24, 2016 | Patrick Donahue | Education


County OKs zoning request for solar farms

Two more solar farms could be coming to Effingham County by the end of the year.

February 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Commissioners agree on new buffers for cold storage plant

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new set of buffers around a proposed cold storage facility off Interstate 16.

February 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work left to do for Kessler

There remains some unfinished business for Wendall Kessler.

February 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


SEHS goes on the catwalk

Christian Mincey was named the top designer and Ayla Herbert was named the top model at the 10th annual South Effingham High School student fashion show Saturday night.

February 24, 2016 | Staff report | Education


An ode to a brother

Is this what a man's life is worth?

February 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Opinion


Moon River to start hiring for "Mara" production

Moon River Studios has announced it will hire approximately 60 people for production of the motion picture "Mara."

February 18, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


School system readies strategic waiver application

The Effingham County Board of Education will take the next step in its chosen model of governance.

February 16, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Corbitt throws hat in ring for commission chairman post

At least one of the seats on the Effingham County commission will be contested this spring.

February 16, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Springfield Police arrests two for drugs

Springfield Police officers arrested two people and charged them with several drug-related offenses in mid-April.

May 04, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Curtain falls on Effingham studioplex project

The ambitious plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County are now on the cutting room floor.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Missing kayaker found in OKC

A kayaker reported missing off Tybee Island this weekend has been found in Oklahoma City.

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Parker's celebrating 40 years of business

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Religious freedom bill likely to be revived in 2017

The religious freedom bill vetoed last month by Gov. Nathan Deal could be revived in a future General Assembly session, state Rep. Jon Burns said.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton City Council hits stalemate trying to fill seat

Filling the vacant seat on Guyton City Council will have to wait at least one more meeting.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dig it - top archaeologists to survey Springfield historic site

Some of the nation's top archaeologists will be trekking across the city of Springfield's property near the famed Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Overcoming obstacles

Undeterred by the obstacles and challenges life has placed before them, six young people were honored with the Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Awards on Friday ...

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


School system looking to boost budget at lower millage rate

The Effingham County School System is planning on a bigger budget for the coming fiscal year - but perhaps with a lower millage rate.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


State says OK to strategic waiver application

The state Department of Education has given its approval to the Effingham County School System's strategic waiver application.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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