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Chicago realtor speaks locally

September 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospice Savannah at Rotary

Marna Lewin of Hospice of Savannah presented the benefits of Hospice care to the Rotarians. She also explained how this non-profit organization is successfully serving the five county metro area of Savannah.

September 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Tittle named Ladies Auxiliary national VP

Jan Tittle of Rincon was elected national vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the 94th national convention of the Ladies Auxiliary held Aug. 18-23 at the Bartle Hall Convention Center in Kansas City.

September 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon looking for new building inspector

As the city of Rincon welcomed its latest employee, city manager Donald Toms at Monday night's city council meeting, it says goodbye to another, longtime building and zoning inspector Cathy Hughes.

September 26, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Seniors line up to get fans

Senior citizens congregated at the United Way in Rincon on Wednesday to receive free fans as part of the organization's annual fan giveaway.

September 26, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield approves impact fee for 119 water line

The Springfield City Council approved a water impact fee supplement to be charged for tying onto the new water line that will run down Highway 119.

September 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County ready to land LifeStar

It's now up to the LifeStar directors to decide if they'll make Effingham County their permanent home.

September 25, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Mattingly completes basic training

Army Pvt. Christopher S. Mattingly has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sunrise Rotary readies for golf tourney

Michael Lee of Citizen's Bank and Leland Sanders of TEMCOR introduce the "Sponsor Tracking Board" for the Sunrise Rotary Annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 28. All the proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward local philanthropies and scholarships. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Lonnie Pate at 888-395-0440 for more information.

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Two teens killed in Sunday wreck on I-16

Two Faulkville area teens were killed in a single-car accident on Interstate 16 Sunday night, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Kieffer 'proud' to receive Helmey Award

After she returned to Effingham Hospital to run its cardiopulmonary rehabilitation unit, Ginger Kieffer was given a name and number of a patient to call, to tell them about the services of the rehab unit.

September 21, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Crosby not running, backs Kublin

Jeff Kublin announced his candidacy for a seat on Rincon's city council last week. He is the only challenger to the incumbents so far.

September 20, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Picking up the pieces

An Effingham County couple is trying to rebuild their lives after losing their home to lightning on Wednesday afternoon.

September 20, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Three qualify on first day for Springfield City Council

Three Springfield residents qualified Monday for the city council election.

September 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Air Force honors Peigh

Georgia Air National Guardsman Daniel W. Peigh of Guyton, a 25-year veteran of the 117th Air Control Squadron in Savannah, was recently awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal at ceremonies held at the Hunter Army Airfield unit.

September 20, 2007 | Staff Report | 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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