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Atlantic Avenue Park almost ready

After some time, improvements to the Atlantic Avenue Park in Rincon are finally near completion.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Effingham roads to get DOT striping

JESUP - Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl announces a striping contract awarded in 18 southeast Georgia counties based on bids received in the June 22 letting.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Cobbleton residents irate over water bills

Residents in the Springfield water service delivery area came to the city council to request the city look into concerns about the amount of usage reported on their bills.

August 09, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield police gets tasers

Springfield police officers have begun carrying tasers with the help of donations from community members.

August 09, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


A golden day, anniversary for Walt's

Fifty years ago, Walt Gnann opened a small TV and appliance repair shop in Springfield. Saturday, customers packed a now vastly larger store to help Gnann and his family mark the golden anniversary of Walt's TV, Furniture and Appliance.

August 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New stores headed Rincon's way

New businesses are headed to the Rincon South shopping center at the corner of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Fire leaves family homeless

A family of five lost their home in a fire early Thursday morning due in part to the loss of electricity from the storm on Wednesday.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon narrows search for city manager

Rincon announced its final two candidates for the city manager position on Wednesday afternoon.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Aging Services urges heat caution for seniors

ATLANTA - As temperatures rise, people become concerned about older persons and young children because they do not adjust well to sudden changes in temperature and are more prone to heat stress.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary end of year celebration

During the Effingham County Rotary Club's end of the year celebration on a riverboat in Savannah, Jeff Kublin was named the Club's Rotarian of the Year.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham makes pitch on road issues

SAVANNAH - The growth in the Savannah ports and "Florida flight" are adding to the population ranks in Effingham County and in turn to the number of vehicles of the roads, state lawmakers were told Wednesday afternoon.

August 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A big day for the Y

The 07/07/07 date was merely coincidence. What led to the Effingham YMCA's doors opening Saturday was the result of lots of hard work, Y officials said.

August 04, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Elections board ponders office space, budget

Effingham County's newly-constituted elections board met for the first time Tuesday morning and already has plenty of questions.

August 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Forklift operator killed in mishap

A Sylvania woman was killed on the job in a forklift accident early Tuesday morning at Network Logistic Solutions, Inc. in Rincon.

August 04, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield, IDA to work together on I-16 water

The Springfield City Council asked the city attorney to begin working with the Industrial Development Authority attorney on an intergovernmental agreement to transfer water permits to supply the I-16 tract.

August 04, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


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State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


How to help curtail a mosquito problem

Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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