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Audit says Rincon finances in good shape

Rincon's financial health is improving, auditors told Rincon City Council.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


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


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Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield opts to bump up its millage rate

The millage rate is increasing in Springfield, after city council members approved a hike last Tuesday night.

August 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hospital gets ready for hurricane season

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County trims millage rate

Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to set 2015 millage rate Wednesday

Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work set to start on county’s next audit

The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners set meeting for rec plan

Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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