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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


Tracing the roots

The "stone of help" has been the foundation for the Salzburgers for nearly 275 years. On Monday, descendants of the Salzburgers celebrated the 82nd Salzburger Heritage Day at New Ebenezer.

October 02, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County likes parkway plans

Effingham County commissioners were thrilled to see the progress on plans for the Effingham Parkway extension.

October 02, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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County, city finalize merger of fire services

Effingham County commissioners and Springfield City Council members have approved a pact merging their respective fire departments.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs sale of land bought in new station purchase

Rincon City Council has approved sales contracts on surplus land that was part of its purchase for a new fire station.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT commissioner rejects pipeline application

State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exercise eminent domain for the project.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon set for a show for July 4th

It's been three years since there was an official fireworks show in the county for Independence Day festivities. Rincon City Council, however, may be adding to its Freedom Rings celebration.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County proposes pay raises

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposed budget that includes raises for county employees.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opts to join CORE MPO for a small slice

Effingham County is set to get a seat at the table of the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Building trust

Local law enforcement needs the help of the citizens it serves, and the community also needs to be able to trust the officers, authorities said Thursday night.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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