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Barrow trying to change the tone

The spirit of bipartisanship may be sinking in the Congress, but that doesn't mean some lawmakers aren't trying to bail the water out, according to Rep. John Barrow.

October 10, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs fire department cost recovery

The Springfield City Council approved a bid for cost recovery services for the fire department Tuesday.

October 10, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon honors Gibson

Outgoing planning and appeals commission member William Gibson was awarded a plaque by Mayor Ken Lee and commission chairman James Head for his five years of service at last Monday night's council meeting. Coming in Thursday's paper, Gibson reflects on his years on the commission and the direction in which the city is going.

October 10, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Massive tract eyes Rincon annexation

Over 1,000 acres of land fronting Highway 21 were rezoned planned unit development by the Rincon City Council at Monday night's meeting.

October 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Singups for ag disaster programs are starting

Signup dates for the new livestock compensation program, livestock indemnity program and crop disaster program have been announced. Eligible livestock producers can apply to receive benefits under the livestock compensation and livestock indemnity programs starting Sept. 10.

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield, IDA take seat appointment to court

Attorneys for Springfield and the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority presented oral arguments on the legality of Springfield City Councilman Charles Hinely's appointment to the IDA board Wednesday morning in Effingham County Superior Court.

October 09, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Wells wants to plan for Guyton's growth

On the last day to qualify for the Nov. 6 election, Jimmy Wells made the last-minute decision to add his name to the ticket and give both incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin and Fred Griffin some more competition.

October 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Historic license plates to fund local projects

Wouldn't you like to see more of your local historic landmarks preserved for future generations?

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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


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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


State DOT to hold pipeline public hearing April 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed petroleum pipeline that is expected to run from the Georgia-South Carolina border to the Georgia-Florida border.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to host pipeline public meeting

The Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Farm Bureau has its day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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