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Council approves plans for new Rincon Elementary

Rincon City Council members paved the way for work on the planned Rincon Elementary School to start.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield aims to pull carts back from road

Springfield residents who leave their garbage carts out on the street a little too long could be facing a fine.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely stepping down from IDA

The longest continuous serving member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has relinquished his seat on the board.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Schools get high marks in CCRPI

Effingham County schools got a four-star rating from the state Department of Education on how well they spend money, and 11 schools got four stars in the state's school climate rating.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Springfield, DRT reach water agreement

A French company building a turpentine distilling plant and the city of Springfield have reached an agreement for water service to the facility.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may deliver old post office to HES

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site could be getting a piece of Rincon to display soon.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA trimming its expenses in budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has put into a motion a budget for the current fiscal year that is smaller than the previous budget.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA putting capital improvement plan into motion

With the nearly 1,560 acres of the tract off Old River Road and Interstate 16 now back under its control, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is putting into motion its capital improvement plan.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon fires up the 4th

Thousands packed into Freedom Park on Friday for the city of Rincon's Freedom Rings, which included a laser show and fireworks.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Carter: Radical terrorists, not gun laws, the problem

The U.S. needs to deal with radical Islamic fundamentalism instead of instituting restrictive gun laws, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


YMCA names connector for Purcell

It was 1999 when Toby Tyler and Pete Lancaster reached out to Ann Purcell to pitch the idea of a YMCA branch in Effingham County. Thursday morning, in front of that branch, they helped cut the ribbon for Ann Purcell Connector, linking Pete Lancaster Lane and Toby Tyler Way.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital move to non-profit on track

Effingham Hospital's conversion to a non-profit corporation is on track for an October start, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rincon OKs deal for inmate work crew

The city of Rincon has renewed its contract with Effingham County for an inmate work crew.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to spend $1M to replenish graders

With the heavy equipment needed to repair the county's dirt roads and ditches inoperable, Effingham County commissioners have committed to spend nearly $1 million to replace some of its fleet.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Residents of a subdivision are asking Effingham County commissioners for help with their failing road.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


To all, thanks for a great ride

Just because you know this day is coming doesn't make it any easier.

August 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Opinion


Law enforcement thankful for support

Ostensibly, it was a chance for the community to show its support for law enforcement at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office last Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer Family Life Centre named for Kessler

It took some planning and legerdemain to get Richard Kessler and his family on the New Ebenezer Retreat Center grounds Monday morning.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Buses ready to roll — with route numbers

With the Effingham County School System's fleet of buses ready to roll for the Aug. 4 start of the school year, parents are being ...

July 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Alford keeps ailing chairman in mind at board meeting

As he chaired the Effingham County Board of Education's meeting Thursday night, vice-chairman and District 2 member Troy Alford's thoughts were with the ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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