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Rincon taps Toms as city manager

Rincon's city council approved the hiring of Donald Toms as city manager during a special called meeting Thursday evening.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Towne Park light to go up Thursday

The Georgia Department of Transportation to announces that a new traffic signal will soon become operational at the intersection of Highway 21/Columbia Avenue and Town Park Drive in Rincon.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Towne Park businesses battle mid-day power outage

Businesses in Towne Park were faced with how to conduct business with no power on Monday morning.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Isakson: Victory still possible

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday in support of U.S. efforts in Iraq and the War on Terror, highlighting some of the recent good news coming out of Iraq and stressing that it is critical for Congress to believe that victory is possible in Iraq.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office searches for history

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help them piece together the office's history.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Barrow coming to Rincon on Saturday

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will hold his "Congress on the Corner" on Saturday at Lovett's Hardware Store in Rincon.

August 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


At Macomber, more play is the thing

Rincon's recreation director announced at the city council meeting Monday night that new playground equipment is on the way for Macomber Park.

August 18, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


From rails to trails

Guyton's Rails to Trails project has just about everything in place to begin construction except approval.

August 18, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Rincon builders to get tip sheet

Builders working in Rincon will soon know up front what inspections are required for structures they build.

August 18, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Springfield gives OK to school water line

The Springfield City Council approved a bid Tuesday night for a water line to run to Effingham County High School, pending approval from the Effingham County Board of Education.

August 18, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Tanksley speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Ace Herring, president of Sunrise Rotary, presented Karen Tanksley with a club pen in appreciation for a presentation she gave this month. Tanksley is publisher of the Effingham Herald and president-elect for the Effingham Noon Rotary Club.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Work on I-16 park plans forges ahead

Plans for the sprawling industrial park straddling I-16 near Meldrim are slowly taking shape.

August 16, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Missing man found dead

The search for a missing person came to a tragic end on Thursday morning when a farmer found the man dead in his field.

August 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Roads could benefit from expected surplus

Effingham County commissioners could have a big decision soon on how to spend money.

August 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon, Towne Park West developers discuss water deal

Developers of The Springs at Towne Park West are trying to get the city of Rincon to cut them some slack on water-related costs as part of a water agreement.

August 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


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Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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