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Haymans graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Richard A. Haymans has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Super-powered!

The United Way of Effingham County set a goal of $249,999 as it kicked off its campaign Wednesday afternoon.

October 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Howell earns honor grad at basic training

Army Pvt. William G. Howell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


New Rincon city manager ready for challenges

Three weeks into the job, new Rincon city manager Donald Toms has settled in and rolled up his sleeves.

October 03, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Property appeals could be lengthy process

The appeals process for Effingham County's property reassessments could be lengthy and may not be cheap, either.

October 03, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


CEDS available for review

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center is planning to submit a new comprehensive economic development strategy to the U.S. Department of Commerce on Sept. 25. The document is available for public review at the offices of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick and at www.coastalgeorgiardc.org. (Select Planning Services and then select Local Plan Review.)The strategy can be found at the bottom of the Local Plan Review page.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Garvin enjoys service

Guyton Mayor Michael Garvin said he has decided to run for the mayoral post for one simple reason - community service.

October 02, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Tracing the roots

The "stone of help" has been the foundation for the Salzburgers for nearly 275 years. On Monday, descendants of the Salzburgers celebrated the 82nd Salzburger Heritage Day at New Ebenezer.

October 02, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County likes parkway plans

Effingham County commissioners were thrilled to see the progress on plans for the Effingham Parkway extension.

October 02, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City tackles historic building issues

Springfield Building and Zoning Inspector Wendell Arnsdorff addressed concerns with the city council about issuing building permits in the historic areas of Springfield.

October 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Only one slightly hurt in wreck with tractor-trailer

Two out-of-town residents were involved in an accident on Highway 21 in Rincon on Wednesday afternoon.

September 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Perry graduates from Naval Academy

Midshipman Christopher A. Perry, son of Marine Lt. Col. Curtis (Ret.) and Claudine Perry of Rincon, graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., in late May.

September 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hodges completes infantry basic

Army National Guard Pfc. Mark E. Hodges has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning.

September 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


United Way getting facelift

The United Way facility in Rincon is about to undergo some major renovations now that they no longer have to share the building with the YMCA.

September 28, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Former Rincon mayor to run for council

Staff report

September 27, 2007 | 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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