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Rincon narrows police chief choices

Rincon City Council members have interviewed three candidates for police chief and may not be done.

February 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

City gets questioned on wastewater permit

Community members were given information and made comments Tuesday night concerning Springfield's proposed spray field and draft permit.

February 05, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

City fires back against ex-chief

The city of Rincon has added another chapter in a legal battle with former police chief Michael Berry.

February 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Rincon housekeeper cleans up in Georgia Lottery

ATLANTA - Lorraine Lopez, a housekeeper and team leader for the Air National Guard, is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win. Lopez, 46, won $198,753 as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the Jan. 24 Fantasy 5 drawing.

February 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

State leaders painting dire budget picture

Effingham County business and government leaders got a first-hand look earlier this week at just how deep the state's fiscal problems are.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

But not all of Effingham’s news is bad

While Effingham County business and government leaders are still wondering just how much money will be available for such mammoth undertakings as the Effingham Parkway, not all the news was bad this week.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Developers search for Goody’s replacement

Developers of the Fort Howard Square are confident they can fill quickly the hole that will be left by Goody's impending closing.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County to push for more parkway help

As Effingham County Chamber of Commerce members and other community leaders gather in Atlanta, they'll be knocking on doors of key lawmakers and administrators in the state.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County tallies up sewage spill amount

The amount of sewage that spilled out of a ruptured force main is approximately 4,700 gallons, according to Effingham County engineer Steve Liotta.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Ports open new intermodal container transfer facility

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday the opening of the Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal. The new facility features three working tracks at 2,145 feet each and a total of 12,406 feet of storage tracks.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon digs into searches

Rincon City Council is about to start in earnest its search for the city's next police chief.

January 22, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Three-car accident at Courthouse, Midland

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a three-car accident at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Midland Road. The intersection has been closed temporarily.

January 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Much rejoicing taking place as Obama takes oath of office

It's a day they thought they wouldn't live to see.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Dr. King’s dream is still alive, Dunham says

The dream is still alive, Chester Dunham proclaimed Monday morning, and now it rests in the hands of the people.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Guyton continues talks with county

Guyton officials are continuing their talks with Effingham County representatives on sewage plans, Mayor Michael Garvin said.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local

County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local

ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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