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Lengthy session isn't over yet

Rincon City Council spent more than seven hours in executive session Monday night, finally adjourning at 3:22 a.m. after closed-door meetings with more than a dozen city employees and others, talking to each individually.

October 01, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Seminar to show seniors how to prepare for emergencies

The Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging and Care Improvement Plus, Georgia's largest state-wide chronic condition Medicare special needs plan, are hosting a free event for Savannah area seniors Wednesday regarding health preparations for emergencies.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Fall Festival coming

The Effingham Fall Festival will be held Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Historic Effingham Society and Living History Site.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Courthouse group begins work

At their Aug. 19 meeting the Effingham County Board of Commissioners established a work group to make recommendations on how best to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our nationally recognized historic courthouse. The historic courthouse was built in 1908 with a later addition added and dedicated in 1979. The courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield cancels council meeting

The Springfield City Council has canceled the meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday due to lack of agenda items.

September 30, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Guyton to discuss reuse pipe standards

Guyton city officials are scheduled to discuss the proposed purple pipe installation requirement for new construction as well as potential reuse water irrigation during tonight's council meeting.

September 30, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Zeigler preparing for job as chairman

With two months before his likely election as the initial county commission chairman at-large, Dusty Zeigler is clearing the decks to devote as much time as possible to the position.

September 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Flooding woes worry treatment plant foes

Ask longtime Riverside Drive residents if it floods in their neighborhoods and you're likely to hear tale after tale of how canoes or boats were used to get to their homes over the years. Some refer to mass flooding that occurs throughout the county. A few individuals even reference a time when they remember the Ogeechee and Savannah rivers meeting.

September 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


County closes in on LifeStar

Effingham County commissioners could get a contract in their hands this week from the firm that operates the LifeStar emergency helicopter.

September 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs contract to expand for reuse water

The Springfield City Council approved a contract for $471,544 with E&D Enterprises for the re-use expansion at the city's wastewater treatment plant.

September 23, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Way cleared for new Guyton post office

Guyton city council's approval to rezone a 2.06 acre portion of property located at 705 Central Blvd. from R-1 to C-1 means the citizens will be getting a new post office.

September 23, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Sunday blaze destroys home

A late Sunday morning fire has left a Rincon family homeless, and only a few days after the father of the family returned to his job as a civilian contractor in Iraq.

September 23, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Heidts laid to rest

Staff report

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County lands grant for reuse water

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Chris Clark announced Wednesday the approval of a Georgia Fund grant of $100,000 for Effingham County. The grant, approved by the GEFA board of directors, will help finance the installation of a 500,000-gallon water reuse storage tank.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield FD to hold boot drive

Springfield firefighters will be out with their boots and smiles to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association "Fill the Boot" program. They will be at the lights on the Highway 21 bypass Saturday.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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State: ACA signups just under 150K

ATLANTA - With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City says building on annexed land won’t happen soon

Rincon City Council members tried to assure a neighbor of its newly-annexed property that it won't be home to sprawling new subdivision anytime soon.

April 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County may seek bonds to ease water-sewer debt

Effingham County commissioners may seek another method to alleviate their water and sewer debt.

April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two wrecks end in fatalities

A 72-year-old man and a teenager died from injuries in separate accidents Thursday on Effingham County roads.

April 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City council adopts policies, procedures for Mars Theatre

With the grand opening of Springfield's Mars Theatre two weeks away, city council members approved a list of policies and procedures for the facility Tuesday night.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No alcohol for movies at the Mars

While beer and wine will be served at certain live performances, alcohol likely won't flow at the Mars Theatre when it shows movies.

April 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff’s office gets highway safety grant

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


City talks plans for fire station

Rincon City Council members are expected to hold a zoning hearing at their next meeting on the city's newly-annexed 66 acres off Blue Jay and McCall roads.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County set to start work on roads

Improvements to McCall and Blue Jay roads are expected to start this week, according to temporary county administrator Toss Allen.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Challenge to Jones' candidacy dismissed

Vera Jones can continue her re-election bid, after the Effingham County Board of Elections voted 3-1 Friday morning to dismiss a challenge to her candidacy.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen ready for second run at seat

The numbers, Rick Allen believes, are in his favor.

April 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


12th District GOP hopefuls vow to overturn ACA

STATESBORO - In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia's 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states' rights in regard to medical marijuana.

April 03, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


County votes to keep disputed road open

A disputed road will remain open, Effingham County commissioners decided Tuesday night.

April 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners give OK to elections board attorney

Effingham County commissioners approved an engagement letter for the elections board's attorney choice in Friday morning's hearing.

April 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Challenge to Jones’ candidacy to be heard Friday

The challenge to Effingham County 2nd District Commissioner Vera Jones' candidacy will be heard Friday at 9 a.m. at the Effingham County administrative complex.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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