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Brewing over TEA party

The tea parties of the 21st century sprung up across the U.S. on Wednesday. But Rincon's own event may have been one of the first in line - and the sentiment expressed at the Vernon C. Hinely Center was no different than the tone at other TEA parties.

April 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield considers dousing fireworks

The Springfield City Council is considering if the annual fireworks will be held this year.

April 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon has questions on kids’ program

Rincon City Council members want to get more information before making a decision on a summer food program for needy kids.

April 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Youth Advisory Council puts out word about autism

The Youth Advisory Council will host an autism awareness night at Effingham County High School.

April 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


911 center may be ready in early June

Effingham County's 911 center is expected to be ready to handle calls in early to mid June, county project manager Adam Kobek said.

April 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Downburst causes damage in Clyo

A downburst brought down trees and power lines and damaged porches in Clyo early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service office in Charleston, S.C.

April 13, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rains put a damper on fire season — for now

For now, at least, last week's heavy rains have quieted what had been a busy start to the fire season.

April 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Changes coming to Coastal Georgia RDC

The makeup isn't the only thing that's changing about the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Commission.

April 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New city manager could start Monday

Rincon could have a new city manager on the job as soon as Monday.

April 02, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gateways work set to start in fall

Work on the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's Gateways project is expected to begin in earnest this fall, after the state gave approval a long-awaited grant.

April 02, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lee: New city manager to be named soon

Rincon City Council could hire a new city manager within the next two weeks after narrowing its choices down to two candidates.

March 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Grande View expected to draw attention

It's more than just location, location, location that the owners of Grande View believe will make their property attractive - but it doesn't hurt, either.

March 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County wants to work with Guyton on sewage needs

Effingham County commissioners have sent a letter to Guyton Mayor Michael Garvin, expressing their desire to work with the city on wastewater treatment issues.

March 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Eden home damaged in Wednesday fire

Effingham County firefighters put out a fire that damaged a home in Eden on Wednesday.

March 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Two finalists named for city manager

Rincon City Council has named two finalists, Robert Anderson and Michael Phillips, for its vacant city manager position.

March 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County, hospital work out agreement

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Democrats choose committee members

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon agrees to fee cut for Habitat project

Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, ECRP ready to move on master plan

Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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