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Tract's owners tout its potential

Representatives of the Grandview tract extolled its potential as an industrial site to Effingham County commissioners - and said the time is right to extend water and sewer lines to the tract, they said.

August 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Regional rural transit program almost ready to roll

Coastal Georgia is set to go through a positive change, according to Barbara Hurst, transportation director of the Coastal Regional Commission, formerly the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


School system has room to grow

The Effingham County School System is growing, and it has the room to grow, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.

August 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Meeting spurs formation of citizens' group

The turnout for the Effingham County commissioners' budget meeting has spurred the creation of a citizens group that is calling itself "We the Taxpayers."

August 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon 'a rogue city'

In an impromptu news conference on the edge of his Rincon Commercial Park, Herman Woods expressed again his frustration at the city of Rincon's lack of proper procedure in the taking of a piece of his land improperly for the building of a well house for the city.

August 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton takes another step toward its Rails to Trails

Guyton's long-awaited Rails to Trails project is getting closer to its first step of work.

August 20, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Old Augusta finish delayed

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to extend the deadline for work on phase 1 of Old Augusta Road.

August 20, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Review of assessors board requested

A Guyton resident is asking for a review of Effingham County's board of assessors.

August 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Woods, city have day in court

The city of Rincon is accusing the owner of a disputed tract of land to have used a bulldozer to knock down a city building.

August 20, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Who knocked down building?

Rincon's nearly completed pump house on 17th Street was partially bulldozed sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning. The west end of the building had been taken down, with brick scattered around the area.

August 17, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Cycle shop owner at odds with city

The owner of a Rincon custom motorcycle shop might have to find a new place to run his business after city officials told him that his current business license does not allow him to do business the way he's presently doing it.

August 17, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Springfield approves annexing two parcels

The Springfield City Council approved the annexation of two pieces of property last Tuesday.

August 17, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


A soldier’s story:

Editor's note: Lucas Hynes, an Effingham County native and resident currently in Afghanistan, offered to write a first-person account of life in a combat zone for the Effingham Herald.

August 17, 2009 | Lucas Hynes | Local


Citizens meeting Thursday

A meeting of citizens concerned about government in Effingham County will be held Thursday at the Effingham County administrative complex at 7 p.m. The group is responding to interest shown at the county commissioners' Aug. 4 meeting.

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Lightning sparks fire

Heavy thunderstorms rolled through Effingham County late Wednesday afternoon and lightning is believed to responsible for starting a fire that has displaced three Rincon families.

August 13, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


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County to do value study on parkway

With $44 million in state Department of Transportation funding in the offing for the proposed Effingham Parkway, Effingham County is footing the tab for a ...

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City works to curb fuel spill

Rincon and state officials are working to contain a fuel spill that was reported Saturday morning.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall to run for Ogeechee Circuit judge seat

Martha Hall has announced her candidacy for Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court judgeship.

February 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Neidlinger headed home after ending career at the Herald

After more than a decade at the Effingham Herald, family will be keeping Debbie Neidlinger at home.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Paving will lead to temporary lane closures on Highway 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation reminds motorists that nighttime paving will take place between tonight and Thursday on Highway 21 between 4thand 7thstreets in Rincon.

February 08, 2016 | Staff report | Local


ECSO asks to limit traffic on dirt roads

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is alerting residents that dirt road conditions in the county are deteriorating.

February 04, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Exley to seek re-election as coroner

David Exley has announced he will seek re-election as Effingham County coroner.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt to step down as Rincon city manager

Former city clerk and personnel manager Wanda Simmons has agreed to serve as Rincon's interim city manager, Mayor Ken Lee said.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company to seek permits soon for pipeline

Work on a proposed and hotly-debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a company official.

January 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mosley to run again for probate judge

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her bid for re-election as the Effingham County Probate Judge, a position she has held for seven years.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hursey to seek re-election

Superior Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey announces her intentions to qualify for re-election for the office of Clerk of Superior Court in Effingham County in ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter impressed with tour of ECCA

Though he's been a visitor to the Effingham College and Career Academy, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter has never had the up-close look at ...

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Zipperer to run for vacant Rincon seat

A former Rincon City Council will be seeking the open seat on the current board.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County, Springfield working to lower ISO rate

Effingham County Fire Department officials are hoping to find enough in their recent ISO review to bring in a score that will result in a ...

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves to curb dumpster parking

Effingham County commissioners have approved a change to their parking of trucks and trailers ordinance that will prohibit dumpsters from being placed on county roads.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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