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County OK'd sheriff request

Effingham County commissioners have approved the sheriff's office adding a sex offender registry position.

September 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Local Democrats attend state function

In a program dedicated to the public service of the late Sen. Richard Russell, the annual leadership award was given to Rep. Calvin Smyre of Columbus. Smyre was elected to the Georgia House in 1974 and was its youngest member at age 26. He had chaired and continued to serve on the prestigious Rules Committee and as chair of the University System of Georgia Committee.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bevill speaks to Rotary

Janis Bevill of the Effingham County Tax Assessors Office spoke to the Sunrise Rotary members. Bevill explained the legal process of working through all the appeals.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County to discuss personnel issues

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a look at a handful of changes in job titles and job descriptions for county employees at their meeting today.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield, BOE reach water deal

Springfield City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Effingham Board of Education Councilmen approved the agreement with the Board of Education to run a water line down Highway 119 to furnish Effingham County Middle and Effingham County High schools with water from the city.

September 14, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Fire's in their blood

Firefighters from Effingham County and nine other departments took part in their annual pressurized container fire control class at South Effingham High School on Saturday.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Rincon to move city's first post office

Rincon's city council has decided to acquire the city's first post office building and move it behind the police department for the time being.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners unhappy with response, or lack thereof, from CGRDC

It's 90 miles from the Effingham County commissioners' office to the headquarters of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick, but the gap seems even greater to commissioners.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rotary to the Rescue blood drive

On Tuesday area Rotary clubs, including the Effingham Sunrise Rotary, held their annual blood drive. Several pints of blood were donated in an effort to help the Red Cross improve their emergency blood supplies.

September 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon turns down townhome development

The residents of the Williamsburg subdivision dodged a close call as their neighborhood was spared a new townhouse community at Monday night's city council meeting.

September 11, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Suspected thief caught on video turned in

A bike thief was arrested Tuesday for stealing a teenager's bike off his front porch early Monday morning.

September 11, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Springfield shows off newest fire truck

Springfield Fire Chief Edwin Rahn Jr. showed the Springfield City Council the fire department's new truck Tuesday night.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


IDA may help county land LifeStar

The plans to land the LifeStar air ambulance may be getting a boost from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

September 11, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Boatright steps down from Springfield council

Springfield City Councilman Ron Boatright has resigned his post, and the city is moving to fill his seat.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


IDA tries to smooth out water plan

As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority forges ahead with plans for the industrial park at I-16 and Old River Road, it's also working on two other potentially big prospects.

September 11, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County, hospital work out agreement

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Democrats choose committee members

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon agrees to fee cut for Habitat project

Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, ECRP ready to move on master plan

Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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