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IDA approves revisions in water agreement

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a revision in its intergovernmental agreement with Springfield for water in a deal that officials believe benefits the IDA, Springfield and the county.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon pours work into liquor ordinance

Rincon City Council held a workshop to discuss a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance Thursday.

March 22, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


United Way helping families of refinery explosion victims

United Way of the Coastal Empire is set to help victims and their families who are affected by the fire at Imperial Sugar through the "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund."

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield delays liquor law debate

The Springfield City Council postponed approval of a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance and fee schedule until the council's next meeting on March 11.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon annexes Heritage tract

The Rincon City Council annexed the Heritage property Monday night and also approved a contract to provide water to the tract, zoning the property as planned unit development.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Target to pitch in with refinery relief

United Way of the Coastal Empire has received another helping hand in its effort to help victims and families of the sugar refinery fire. Target Stores will make a $10,000 contribution to United Way specifically to help provide grief counseling and support services necessary for children and their families who have been negatively impacted by the fire at Imperial Sugar.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital adds EZ-IO to emergency care

There is something new and innovative in the emergency department at Effingham Hospital.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County fire department offers free inspections

Effingham County Fire/Rescue is offering fire safety inspections to all businesses, public buildings and churches within the county. This free service has been available since February 2007 through the department's prevention division.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA postpones offer on land

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members put off a revised offer from a current tenant in their existing industrial park for another parcel there.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Small business a big priority

Now that the state has added Effingham County to its list of entrepreneur friendly communities, the Chamber of Commerce is ready to dive into its plans to help local small businesses.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon takes look at historic preservation laws

Rincon's city council has begun to take a look at historic preservation ordinances.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Memorial unites company

SAVANNAH - On Saturday afternoon, an estimated 700 Imperial Sugar refinery workers, their family and friends and the men and women of the emergency services who responded to the Feb. 7 explosion gathered in the Savannah Civic Center to remember lives lost and changed in the blast that has since claimed 11 and injured dozens.

March 18, 2008 | Lewis Levine Special to the Herald | Local


Guyton picks new garbage service provider

Guyton will have a new garbage collection service beginning April 1.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Locals step up to donate blood

United Way Effingham Service Center sponsored a local American Red Cross blood drive on Friday. The blood drive was being held to address the need for blood for burn victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC ups its bond to $175M

A Portuguese manufacturer that will be setting up shop in Effingham County may be making an even bigger splash than anticipated.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 review

Attendees of the 2017 Eggs and Issues Review Wednesday morning filled their bellies and their minds as three local State Representatives spoke about a number ...

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon council honors 3 for 30 years of service

Three Rincon firemen were honored Monday night at the Rincon City Council meeting for having eclipsed 30 years of service.

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Shaun Stokes found safe

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing boy who was last seen on Sunday, April ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


RepowerIT helping with recycling of electronics in Guyton Saturday

Tomorrow is Earth Day and in celebration of that, RepowerIT is giving the residents of Effingham County a chance to do their part.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 moving lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be collecting data with a moving lane closure utilizing an impact attenuator truck along with law enforcement ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Online grocery pickup headlines Rincon Walmart Supercenter remodel

RINCON - The Walmart Supercenter remodel at 434 S. Columbia Ave. is complete – and, in addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Southern University, Armstrong merger talks continue

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has approved a new organizational chart for the top leadership of the new three-campus Georgia Southern University being ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens selected as finance chairman for "Y" Clubs of Georgia

Representative Bill Hitchens has been selected to serve as the Finance Chairman for the "Y" Clubs of Georgia in Effingham County for 2017.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Suspect commits suicide after U.S. Marshals serve warrant in Clyo

A Clyo man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday after U.S. Marshals served a warrant at his residence.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 47th Bluegrass Festival

They've said it here before, if you appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, then you'll certainly want ...

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local hero Winston Hencely returns home

American flags waved through the air Saturday morning along Highway 21 as local hero, Winston Hencely, made his way back home to Effingham County.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Olde Effingham Day Festival set for Saturday

It's time again to step back into time and enjoy a day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires double lane closure at Exit 102

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime double lane closures today and Tuesday on I-95 Interchange Bridge over US 80 at ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


State Route 21 lane closures scheduled next week in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will utilize lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Upset Rincon residents take up road issue with city

Many Effingham County residents made their way to the Rincon City Council meeting Monday night to appear before the council to discuss the streets in ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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