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Eagle Scout honored

On Aug. 21, Troop 165 proudly held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Daniel Jerald Smith at the Rincon's Lions Club.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners raise questions over state water plan draft

As Georgia tries to come up with a plan to manage its water resources, Effingham County officials are wondering just how much say they'll have in their future water needs.

September 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Senior citizens getting used to the information age

The United Way decided to make use of computers donated by holding senior computer classes at the center in Rincon.

September 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


County asks for right direction

In an effort to help clear the congestion on Effingham County roads, county commissioners asked local legislative delegation to help point them down the right road.

September 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Learning and growing

Ashley Boland, director of the Learning Treehouse, said the new location was opened to offer an after school program for students at Rincon and Ebenezer elementary schools.

September 18, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


County OK'd sheriff request

Effingham County commissioners have approved the sheriff's office adding a sex offender registry position.

September 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Local Democrats attend state function

In a program dedicated to the public service of the late Sen. Richard Russell, the annual leadership award was given to Rep. Calvin Smyre of Columbus. Smyre was elected to the Georgia House in 1974 and was its youngest member at age 26. He had chaired and continued to serve on the prestigious Rules Committee and as chair of the University System of Georgia Committee.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bevill speaks to Rotary

Janis Bevill of the Effingham County Tax Assessors Office spoke to the Sunrise Rotary members. Bevill explained the legal process of working through all the appeals.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County to discuss personnel issues

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a look at a handful of changes in job titles and job descriptions for county employees at their meeting today.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield, BOE reach water deal

Springfield City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Effingham Board of Education Councilmen approved the agreement with the Board of Education to run a water line down Highway 119 to furnish Effingham County Middle and Effingham County High schools with water from the city.

September 14, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Fire's in their blood

Firefighters from Effingham County and nine other departments took part in their annual pressurized container fire control class at South Effingham High School on Saturday.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Rincon to move city's first post office

Rincon's city council has decided to acquire the city's first post office building and move it behind the police department for the time being.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners unhappy with response, or lack thereof, from CGRDC

It's 90 miles from the Effingham County commissioners' office to the headquarters of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick, but the gap seems even greater to commissioners.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rotary to the Rescue blood drive

On Tuesday area Rotary clubs, including the Effingham Sunrise Rotary, held their annual blood drive. Several pints of blood were donated in an effort to help the Red Cross improve their emergency blood supplies.

September 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon turns down townhome development

The residents of the Williamsburg subdivision dodged a close call as their neighborhood was spared a new townhouse community at Monday night's city council meeting.

September 11, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | 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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