As plans to bring water and power to a sprawling studio site in Effingham County take shape, the final cut of the long-awaited film "Yellow" could be ready soon, too, according to Moon River Studio officials.
A deal that would consolidate the Effingham County and Springfield fire departments could be resolved in a matter of weeks, following a workshop last Wednesday between county commissioners, Springfield City Council and staff from both bodies.
A huge crowd turned out Friday night for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings, which this year included fireworks after the laser show. The fireworks display was provided by Brent Fisher of Falcon Fireworks in Effingham County.
It will be an extra four weeks for the Moon River Studios' master plan to perhaps meet the Effingham County commissioners' approval, but the chairman of the company's board doesn't believe that will slow much down.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes teacher pay raises, increased pay for non-certified personnel, additional assistant principals at each middle school and one additional band teacher for each of the system's three middle schools.