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Builders want help in polishing community image

A local developers group is asking the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its help in improving the image of the county - and in getting a better range of restaurants to the community.

October 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Final push for Chamber membership drive

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's annual membership drive is surging along and the number of new members is steadily increasing.

October 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Gibson proud of service on planning commission

Rincon City Council honored William Gibson, who recently stepped down from the city's planning and appeals commission.

October 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Concerted Services taking cooling bill help signups

Concerted Services, Inc., is accepting applications from eligible households who need assistance with cooling bills. Eligible individuals and families may apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning Oct. 1.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Lions Club turns over Christmas festival

The Rincon Noonday Lions Club of Effingham County has turned over its Christmas festival to First Baptist Church of Rincon to organize.

October 17, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Shuman graduates from Air Force basic

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Scott A. Shuman has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Toms faces questions on water bills, garbage

New Rincon city manager Donald Toms spoke to the Rincon noon Lion's Club on Tuesday afternoon, sharing a little about background and addressing the crowd's concerns about city operations.

October 17, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


IDA drops zoning immunity fight

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority won't continue the fight to get immunity from local zoning laws.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Town hall turnout, talk pleases chief

For the first time since its start, Guyton's police department experienced a decent turnout for their quarterly town hall meeting.

October 16, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


County to ask DOT to study light at Chimney Road

Effingham County commissioners will ask the state Department of Transportation to look at putting in a traffic light at the intersection of Highway 21 and Chimney Road.

October 16, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County narrows field for jail work

Effingham County commissioners are expected to decide next month which architect will lead the renovations of the old courthouse and the sheriff's complex and jail.

October 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow: Timelines can send message to Iraqis

U.S. Rep. John Barrow doesn't believe Congress should set deadlines for the Iraqi government, but he thinks timelines can help send a message to the floundering leadership.

October 12, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs developing park master plan

The Springfield City Council approved an agreement to develop a master plan for the downtown park areas.

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Saraf ready to run again

Well-known resident and public figure George Saraf is once again throwing himself into Rincon politics. And the fire in the belly is no less flaming.

October 10, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield won't penalize residents for leaks

The Springfield City Council approved a system that will allow city employees to adjust water rates in the event of a verified leak.

October 10, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Memorial fund set up for nursing students killed in wreck

The Georgia Southern School of Nursing Students' Memorial Fund has been established to honor the five nursing students who tragically lost their lives Wednesday morning. Visitwww.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/memorial to make a gift to the fund.

April 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Packed house blasts pipeline proposal

RICHMOND HILL-Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at Tuesday's public hearing at the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline Project.

April 22, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local


Five GSU students killed in Bryan County crash

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed and two others were injured Wednesday morning in an accident on Interstate-16.

April 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Springfield, county fire make plans to join forces

A deal that would consolidate the Effingham County and Springfield fire departments could be resolved in a matter of weeks, following a workshop last Wednesday between county commissioners, Springfield City Council and staff from both bodies.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


What’s that noise?

Rincon soon may have new tornado sirens up and active, just in time for tornado season.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may sell first Charger to Guyton

The Rincon Police Department is going to help the Guyton force add to its fleet.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ASU: Regional economy growing at fastest pace in 11 years

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Rincon to support public library branch

Rincon City Council has agreed to support the Effingham County library system, committing $12,000 it had set aside in its fiscal year 2015 budget.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trip down Savannah River more than a pleasure cruise for trio

A five-week trip was more than a pleasure cruise for Joanne Steele, her son Jesse and their friend Bob Brooksher.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Community, co-workers mourn late ECSO deputy

Melinda Harr of Springfield and her neighbor Marianna Alger stood alongside Highway 21 Saturday morning, watching the procession of vehicles for Deputy Lee Witt's funeral.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham Farm Bureau named district agency of the year

For the second year in a row, Effingham County Farm Bureau was awarded as the District 7 Agency of the Year. This honor recognizes all of the staff's hard work and dedication serving the county and their members. The award is presented to the large agency that excels in their district in overall sales performance.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Two injured in tanker, trash truck wreck

Two people were injured Friday afternoon when a trash truck hit a tractor trailer carrying fuel on Highway 21.

April 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


DOT recommends traffic beacon for 17/Marlow

The intersection of Highway 17 and Marlow Road may be in line for an upgrade that could augment safety at the crossing.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon tops for families in state

NerdWallet's survey results are cool with Rincon.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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