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Rincon ready for parade

The city of Rincon is ready for its annual 4th of July parade.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton OKs its budget for coming fiscal year

Guyton City Council members approved another extension for Randy Alexander to continue his double duty as interim city manager.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Emergency food, shelter program funds available

Effingham County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah-Chatham Metro Police prepares for the 4th

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the 4th of July weekend, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State predicts 22 deaths on Georgia road for holiday

As motorists take to the roads this week for the July 4th holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. The 78-hour holiday period began Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State Patrol reminds drivers to keep vehicles from overheating

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers this week that now is the time to make sure your vehicles are ready for the summer driving season.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State asks for caution around fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries and fires when using fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Chamber to host ID theft prevention seminar July 8-9

Officials of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Identity Theft Prevention Seminar on July 8 and 9. The course is open to Chamber members and the general public, Scott Hinson, chairman of the Chamber's Entrepreneur Friendly Task Force, announced.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC packs ’em in

In a few months, the massive EFACEC plant across Highway 21 from the Savannah Technical College-Effingham campus will spring to life. Wednesday evening, hundreds piled into STC's Effingham facility to hear more about the Portuguese manufacturer.

July 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GBI: Man found in Wal-Mart parking lot died of natural causes

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that a man whose body was found in the Rincon Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday died of nautral causes.

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GBI probes weekend death of toddler

Details remain scarce, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the weekend death of a Springfield toddler.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County delays adopting its FY10 budget

Effingham County residents told their county commissioners that pay raises for county employees pale in comparison to their property taxes.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes no changes to liquor law

The Springfield City Council voted to keep the alcohol ordinance the same after considering amending the ordinance to change the time of sales and consumption on premises.

June 29, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


50 years later, effects of train disaster linger

Like Sunday, the same day 50 years earlier was a hot, muggy afternoon.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon looks to add tasers to arsenal

The Rincon Police Department has taken the first step toward putting tasers in the hands of its officers.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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County, Rincon to work on inmate work crew deal

Rincon City Council and Effingham County commissioners are trying to finalize an agreement that will provide an inmate work crew for the city.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rec complex master plan could be done soon

Effingham County commissioners and recreation officials could get drawings in two weeks of what their proposed large central complex may look like.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Repaving, restriping set to start soon on county roads

Repaving and restriping on some of Effingham County's most difficult roads is expected to commence soon, after commissioners approved bids for work at their June 23 meeting.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Settlement reached in 2010 suit against county

Effingham County commissioners voted last Tuesday to approve a settlement in a nearly five-year-old lawsuit.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Fire chief’s traffic case moved to Chatham state court

The traffic violations case for the Rincon fire chief is being moved to Chatham County state court.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


165th Airlift Wing to deploy to Persian Gulf

The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard will begin a deployment today to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in the Persian Gulf region to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


BOE approves budget

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.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham IDA passes slightly smaller budget for coming fiscal year

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved a fiscal year 2016 budget that is a reduction from its current spending plan.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon woman killed in Monday crash

An Effingham County woman died Monday night following a crash on I-16.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sunday crash outside Savannah sends several Effingham residents to hospital

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's major accident investigation team continues to look into a crash Sunday night that sent several Effingham County residents to the hospital.

June 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


With the heat on, Georgia Power offers tips to keep cool

As sustained high temperatures in Georgia drive energy use up, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Mayor says regional approach best method to fight for bases

A group of leaders in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry is trying to make sure the federal government doesn't derail one of the area's most powerful economic engines.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Visitors from across the state to descend on Mars

The Mars Theatre is preparing to welcome visitors from around the state.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State to expand efforts for highway safety

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Ramp work to affect I-16/I-95 interchange

A slow-moving concrete grinning operation this weekend will affect traffic for the eastbound Interstate 16 Exit 57A ramp and southbound Interstate 95 Exit 99A ramp.

June 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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