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IDA approves revisions in water agreement

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a revision in its intergovernmental agreement with Springfield for water in a deal that officials believe benefits the IDA, Springfield and the county.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon pours work into liquor ordinance

Rincon City Council held a workshop to discuss a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance Thursday.

March 22, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


United Way helping families of refinery explosion victims

United Way of the Coastal Empire is set to help victims and their families who are affected by the fire at Imperial Sugar through the "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund."

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield delays liquor law debate

The Springfield City Council postponed approval of a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance and fee schedule until the council's next meeting on March 11.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon annexes Heritage tract

The Rincon City Council annexed the Heritage property Monday night and also approved a contract to provide water to the tract, zoning the property as planned unit development.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Target to pitch in with refinery relief

United Way of the Coastal Empire has received another helping hand in its effort to help victims and families of the sugar refinery fire. Target Stores will make a $10,000 contribution to United Way specifically to help provide grief counseling and support services necessary for children and their families who have been negatively impacted by the fire at Imperial Sugar.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital adds EZ-IO to emergency care

There is something new and innovative in the emergency department at Effingham Hospital.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County fire department offers free inspections

Effingham County Fire/Rescue is offering fire safety inspections to all businesses, public buildings and churches within the county. This free service has been available since February 2007 through the department's prevention division.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA postpones offer on land

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members put off a revised offer from a current tenant in their existing industrial park for another parcel there.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Small business a big priority

Now that the state has added Effingham County to its list of entrepreneur friendly communities, the Chamber of Commerce is ready to dive into its plans to help local small businesses.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon takes look at historic preservation laws

Rincon's city council has begun to take a look at historic preservation ordinances.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Memorial unites company

SAVANNAH - On Saturday afternoon, an estimated 700 Imperial Sugar refinery workers, their family and friends and the men and women of the emergency services who responded to the Feb. 7 explosion gathered in the Savannah Civic Center to remember lives lost and changed in the blast that has since claimed 11 and injured dozens.

March 18, 2008 | Lewis Levine Special to the Herald | Local


Guyton picks new garbage service provider

Guyton will have a new garbage collection service beginning April 1.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Locals step up to donate blood

United Way Effingham Service Center sponsored a local American Red Cross blood drive on Friday. The blood drive was being held to address the need for blood for burn victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC ups its bond to $175M

A Portuguese manufacturer that will be setting up shop in Effingham County may be making an even bigger splash than anticipated.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Scott Pinholster arrested in connection with death of Courtney Wells

Earlier this afternoon, investigators with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the death investigation of Courtney Wells.

January 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton woman found dead Sunday morning identified as Courtney Wells

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called a suspicious death after a woman was found deceased lying along a dirt ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton updates one contract, adds another to help with wastewater treatment plant

In a special called meeting by the Guyton City Council Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Lariscy and the other members of the council updated a contract ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death.

January 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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