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And the walls came tumbling down...

June 01, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


County, Rincon still trying to resolve service lines

Effingham County officials want to hold off an impending state deadline on coming to terms on a service delivery strategy.

June 01, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County looks to trim millage, budget

With the current fiscal year ending - and the next fiscal year scheduled to start July 1 - Effingham County commissioners are looking at further paring back the expected budget.

June 01, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State troopers probe fatal Sunday wreck

Georgia State Patrol troopers are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Savannah woman Sunday night .

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Coastal comp plan workshops coming

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center will hold a second round of public workshops for the expansion of the Coastal Georgia Comprehensive Plan.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to name park after Giles

Rincon's 7th Street/Atlantic Avenue Park will be going by a new name soon.

May 28, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mother amazed at help for burned son

Jamie Labonte is both delighted and overwhelmed at the kindness extended to her family.

May 28, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR announces reorganization and other cost-cutting measures

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a restructuring of state parks and historic sites as a result of a nearly 39 percent reduction in state appropriations and 24 percent projected loss of revenue. Reorganization will include:

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's call for fireworks help answered

Springfield's annual Fourth of July fireworks show will go on as planned.

May 25, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


World War II vets, Alpha Battery to be honored

The annual Memorial Day program at the Veterans Park will pay special tribute to the veterans of World War II and to the members of the Alpha Battery, now deployed in Afghanistan. The program will feature special patriotic music presented by the choir of the Springfield United Methodist Church.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Firefighters battle Sand Hill blaze

More than 20 firefighters from the Effingham County and Rincon fire departments battled a fire that consumed a two-story house off Sand Hill Road on Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


New building allows Manna House to grow

As the need for Manna House grows, the ministry has grown, too.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA ponders access to Research Forest

With its plans for recreation in its sprawling Research Forest Tract in the nascent stages, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority wants input on those proposals - and it may ask for help in finding a way into its 2,600-acre holdings.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


It’s showtime for Guyton residents

Guyton residents looking for something to do may not have to go very far this summer.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looks to trim budget

Hoping to reduce the millage this year, Effingham County commissioners have asked department heads to make further cuts in their budget requests.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Firm to draw up master plan for central recreation park

The plans for a proposed massive central recreation facility could be moving forward.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield buys former furniture store building

The downtown Springfield building that housed Walt's Furniture for more than 50 years is now property of the city of Springfield.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County, city finalize merger of fire services

Effingham County commissioners and Springfield City Council members have approved a pact merging their respective fire departments.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs sale of land bought in new station purchase

Rincon City Council has approved sales contracts on surplus land that was part of its purchase for a new fire station.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT commissioner rejects pipeline application

State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exercise eminent domain for the project.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon set for a show for July 4th

It's been three years since there was an official fireworks show in the county for Independence Day festivities. Rincon City Council, however, may be adding to its Freedom Rings celebration.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County proposes pay raises

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposed budget that includes raises for county employees.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opts to join CORE MPO for a small slice

Effingham County is set to get a seat at the table of the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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