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Rotary gets airport update

Robert Uhrich, director of air service development at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, discusses terminal and parking lot expansions at the airport with the Effingham Rotary Club. Uhrich has been with the airport since 1995.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton asks for more sewage treatment capacity

Guyton's city council is hoping for a maximum of 100,000 additional gallons of wastewater treatment capacity from Springfield, which they believe will be enough to supply development in the town for the next three years.

October 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield discusses cutting property taxes for seniors

The Springfield City Council discussed the feasibility of eliminating city property taxes for senior citizens Tuesday.

October 23, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Bledsoe finishes basic

Army Pfc. Mathew M. Bledsoe has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

October 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bartos completes city, county attorney institute

Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos of the Bartos Law Firm, LLC, has recently returned from the 54th Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on the campus of the University of Georgia from Sept. 13-14.

October 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EPD may be OK with IDA's water deals

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority could be on its way to provide water to its I-16 project.

October 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Builders want help in polishing community image

A local developers group is asking the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its help in improving the image of the county - and in getting a better range of restaurants to the community.

October 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Final push for Chamber membership drive

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's annual membership drive is surging along and the number of new members is steadily increasing.

October 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Gibson proud of service on planning commission

Rincon City Council honored William Gibson, who recently stepped down from the city's planning and appeals commission.

October 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Concerted Services taking cooling bill help signups

Concerted Services, Inc., is accepting applications from eligible households who need assistance with cooling bills. Eligible individuals and families may apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning Oct. 1.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Lions Club turns over Christmas festival

The Rincon Noonday Lions Club of Effingham County has turned over its Christmas festival to First Baptist Church of Rincon to organize.

October 17, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Shuman graduates from Air Force basic

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Scott A. Shuman has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Toms faces questions on water bills, garbage

New Rincon city manager Donald Toms spoke to the Rincon noon Lion's Club on Tuesday afternoon, sharing a little about background and addressing the crowd's concerns about city operations.

October 17, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


IDA drops zoning immunity fight

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority won't continue the fight to get immunity from local zoning laws.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Town hall turnout, talk pleases chief

For the first time since its start, Guyton's police department experienced a decent turnout for their quarterly town hall meeting.

October 16, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


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Rec complex master plan could be done soon

Effingham County commissioners and recreation officials could get drawings in two weeks of what their proposed large central complex may look like.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Repaving, restriping set to start soon on county roads

Repaving and restriping on some of Effingham County's most difficult roads is expected to commence soon, after commissioners approved bids for work at their June 23 meeting.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Settlement reached in 2010 suit against county

Effingham County commissioners voted last Tuesday to approve a settlement in a nearly five-year-old lawsuit.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Fire chief’s traffic case moved to Chatham state court

The traffic violations case for the Rincon fire chief is being moved to Chatham County state court.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


165th Airlift Wing to deploy to Persian Gulf

The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard will begin a deployment today to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in the Persian Gulf region to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


BOE approves budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes teacher pay raises, increased pay for non-certified personnel, additional assistant principals at each middle school and one additional band teacher for each of the system's three middle schools.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham IDA passes slightly smaller budget for coming fiscal year

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved a fiscal year 2016 budget that is a reduction from its current spending plan.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon woman killed in Monday crash

An Effingham County woman died Monday night following a crash on I-16.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sunday crash outside Savannah sends several Effingham residents to hospital

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's major accident investigation team continues to look into a crash Sunday night that sent several Effingham County residents to the hospital.

June 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


With the heat on, Georgia Power offers tips to keep cool

As sustained high temperatures in Georgia drive energy use up, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Mayor says regional approach best method to fight for bases

A group of leaders in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry is trying to make sure the federal government doesn't derail one of the area's most powerful economic engines.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Visitors from across the state to descend on Mars

The Mars Theatre is preparing to welcome visitors from around the state.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State to expand efforts for highway safety

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Ramp work to affect I-16/I-95 interchange

A slow-moving concrete grinning operation this weekend will affect traffic for the eastbound Interstate 16 Exit 57A ramp and southbound Interstate 95 Exit 99A ramp.

June 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Owners to close Ebenezer Landing

For more than a century, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and others have been putting their crafts into the water at Ebenezer Landing. But that has come to an end.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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