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State's teen pregnancy rate declining faster

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Adolescent Health and Youth Development reports the decline of pregnancy rates among Georgia females between the ages of 15 and 17 exceeds the national average rate by 4 percent.

July 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA trying to get I-16 water flowing

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, county commissioners and Springfield are trying to solve the conundrum of how to provide water to the DP Partners tracts straddling I-16.

July 25, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSP taking part in Operation CARE

Although the upcoming July 4 holiday period is only 30 hours long, the Georgia Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists who will be traveling to exercise caution and to make safety a priority. Col. Bill Hitchens, DPS Commissioner, said careful planning is the key to a enjoying a safe holiday.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


200 Club to start drive for families of 'Charleston 9'

Two days after nine Charleston firefighters lost their lives while rescuing four civilians during a furniture warehouse fire, the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire board of directors authorized a first "out-of-territory" financial response to the surviving families of the nine heroes.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Ash roads to get plenty of work soon

There's a lot of road work heading Effingham's way.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


IDA OKs its budget

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority approved an $8.7 million budget at its meeting Thursday.

July 24, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Comp plan meeting scheduled

Effingham County is holding an additional public workshop to discuss the future development map for the update on the comprehensive plan.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA still seriously courting 'Project Supreme'

Project Supreme may turn out to be the big fish for the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority.

July 24, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State water draft available for review

A draft version of Georgia's first comprehensive statewide water management plan was presented to the Water Council on Thursday and is now available for public review. The document, titled "Georgia's Water Resources: A Blueprint for the Future," was developed by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


No quorum for Rincon council

Rincon City Council did not have its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night because it could not muster a quorum.

July 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Elections board takes seat

The five members of the Effingham County Board of Elections have finally been seated.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Meldrim to dedicate playground to disaster victims

Thursday marked the 48th anniversary of the 1959 Meldrim Trestle Disaster.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon probes new charges to fines

Rincon's city council likely will start hitting violators where it hurts - their wallets - as they get ready to put two ordinances into effect.

July 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Meter reading going high-tech

The Springfield City Council approved a bid for a new dewatering facility and the purchase of automatic meter reading software Tuesday.

July 21, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Fourth of July parade route

The city of Rincon is holding their annual Fourth of July parade on Saturday, June 30 beginning at 10 a.m.

July 19, 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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