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City tackles historic building issues

Springfield Building and Zoning Inspector Wendell Arnsdorff addressed concerns with the city council about issuing building permits in the historic areas of Springfield.

October 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Only one slightly hurt in wreck with tractor-trailer

Two out-of-town residents were involved in an accident on Highway 21 in Rincon on Wednesday afternoon.

September 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Perry graduates from Naval Academy

Midshipman Christopher A. Perry, son of Marine Lt. Col. Curtis (Ret.) and Claudine Perry of Rincon, graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., in late May.

September 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hodges completes infantry basic

Army National Guard Pfc. Mark E. Hodges has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning.

September 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


United Way getting facelift

The United Way facility in Rincon is about to undergo some major renovations now that they no longer have to share the building with the YMCA.

September 28, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Former Rincon mayor to run for council

Staff report

September 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield gives go-ahead for spray field

The Springfield City Council approved an agreement with EMC Engineering to work on permitting for the land application site.

September 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


CGRDC says it's not getting information it needs on DRIs

Effingham County officials and the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center seem to have a difference of opinion on developments of regional impact submissions.

September 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cadle speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Ace Herring thanks Ed Cadle for speaking during their weekly meeting. Cadle is the director of Mission on the Move, which is a non-denominational non-profit organization that ministers to the needs of people in need in Mexico and Central America.

September 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Living available Thursday

Copies of the Effingham Herald Thursday will seem a little heavier than normal.

September 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Ambrose picked to fill council seat

The Springfield City Council appointed Jeff Ambrose to fill the remainder of Ron Boatright's term Tuesday.

September 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Griffin to challenge Garvin for mayor

For the first time in several years the city of Guyton will have two candidates running for mayor. Incumbent Michael Garvin has decided to run again and resident Fred Griffin will run as well.

September 26, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Rincon to take look at trash service

The city of Rincon will send out requests for trash removal bids in the coming weeks to secure the best service at the best price for residents.

September 26, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


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


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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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