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Springfield adds more parking

Springfield City Council members addressed a long-standing goal at their Jan. 13 meeting.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police sets sights on acquiring second K-9

The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners still have questions on transportation resolution

Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to sign off on a resolution forged by a statewide legislative committee exploring ways to finance transportation improvements.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners OK new sheriff’s office

There are still a few items left to address, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is settled into its new home.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves recreation master plan

With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former mayor pleads guilty

A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


4-H teams to practice on Research Forest Tract land

The Effingham County 4-H shooting sports teams are going to have a home for the next year.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports


County honors champions

The Effingham County commisioners proclaimed Jan. 20 as "Effingham Champions Day-10U Jaguars Football," in honor of the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' 10-and-under football team that won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state title.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Sports


Reddick home run derby another smash hit

There were a lot of swings and some misses during the annual Josh Reddick Home Run Derby, held Saturday at Sand Hill Park. The Oakland Athletics outfielder and his Josh Reddick Foundation raise money for local recreation programs and facilities with the event.

January 20, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Guyton resident questions mayor, council

A Guyton resident brought up a series of concerns about how the city is being run - and how her issues are not being addressed - to the city council.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

Though he was speaking to a room populated mostly with adults, Pace Goodway's message Monday morning applied to young people - and to the older folks gathered in the Effingham County administrative complex.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


State high court upholds Griffin verdict, life sentence

The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 2010 murder conviction of an Effingham County man will stand.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Waugh indicted for June fatal crash

An Effingham County grand jury has indicted a man accused of a causing the death of a 4-year-old boy in a June traffic wreck.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Alexander named chief in Pembroke

It hasn't taken long - and he didn't have to go far - for Randy Alexander to find a new job.

January 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners balk at accepting new ECSO headquarters

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and staff have moved back into their renovated building - but no one is ready to hand over a certificate saying the administrative complex.

January 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Bennett named IDA chairman as Webb steps down

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's board is under new leadership, as one of its most senior members was voted in as chairman Thursday night.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Studio CEO ‘happy’ with progress

The head of the massive movie studio complex to be built in Effingham County told members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that progress continues to be made on the project.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Carter: Congress 'working toward' balanced budget

After his terms as mayor of Pooler and a member of the state General Assembly, Buddy Carter is learning his way around Washington, D.C., and the Capitol - literally.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Second K9 joins Rincon police’s ranks

Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Savannah Tech plans major upgrade for Effingham campus

Significant additions are planned for the Savannah Technical College's Effingham County campus as part of STC's massive capital campaign.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Giving them a Taste

The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


County to alter rec board makeup

By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline project draws questions, critics

A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Studio cites progress with finances, plans

Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


SEHS student fashion show displays its impressions

Christian Mincey won the award as the top overall designer at the 2015 South Effingham High School student fashion show Saturday night.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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