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State pulls license for exterminator

A Rincon day care had a close call after a pest control company improperly sprayed for fleas on their premises.

July 31, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Guyton woman killed in I-16 wreck

An Effingham County woman was killed when she was thrown from a vehicle in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning.

According to a preliminary report from the Georgia State Patrol, Roxanne Watkins Wilharm, 51, of Guyton, was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by John Wesley Eaton, also of Guyton. They were driving west on Interstate 16, approximately six miles from Highway 67, when Eaton apparently lost control of the vehicle and drove into the median. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting Wilharm.

July 30, 2007 | Staff report | Local


Springfield to buy land for spray field

The Springfield City Council has approved a contract to purchase 105 acres of land for a spray field on Rincon-Stillwell Road for $2.4 million.

July 28, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Passing of the gavel

Past President Lem Lancaster passes the gavel to new President Aaron "Ace" Herring.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff at Sunrise

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary group on July 3.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Having a sweet Fourth

Effingham Care Center residents and their families were treated to good food and plenty of watermelon to celebrate the Fourth of July.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Give a pint, get a pint

Blue Bell Ice Cream is helping the American Red Cross encourage people to donate blood twice this summer with a special thank you gift of a pint of ice cream. Everyone who comes to give blood from July 9-13 at any Red Cross donor center or blood drive will receive a free coupon for a pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream or an actual pint of ice cream, while supplies last. The coupons can be redeemed at any store that sells Blue Bell Ice Cream.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Finishing touches

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon out to make 4th bigger, better

Many people worked hard to organize Rincon's Fourth of July festivities this year, and the city is looking at how to make it even better next year.

July 28, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Musical Fireworks, video highlights

On Saturday evening, the cities of Springfield and Guyton joined forces with the county to host the annual fireworks display held at Effingham County High School.

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon's Fourth of July parade

Paradegoers and participants were greeted with sunny skies and a very warm morning Saturday for the procession.

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Traffic, buffers worry Old Augusta residents

Residents along Old Augusta Road raised concerns about possible future traffic woes with Effingham County commissioners.

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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Springfield grant paves way for canoe, kayak launch

Springfield's path to the Ebenezer Creek has taken another step.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Master plan for central rec complex almost done

Effingham County officials are putting the final tweaks on a proposed massive recreation complex for the center of the county.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement to step up Operation Zero Tolerance

Motorists all across Georgia are preparing for the unofficial end of summer by planning last minute trips to the lake, beach and everywhere in between ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to settlement in Grandview suit

The long legal battle between a development group and Effingham County commissioners appears to have ended.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Driver enters plea in triple fatal wreck

An Effingham County teenager charged in a September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people has pled guilty in Effingham County State Court.

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Local


DOT announces ramp closures on 16, 95

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants the traveling public to be aware of ramp closures on I-95 and I-16 in Chatham County. The contractor has ...

August 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Rincon keeps millage rate at 0

Rincon City Council members approved a millage rate of 0 for city property owners.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs inmate work pact with Rincon

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract to provide an inmate work crew and a guard for the city of Rincon.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners want to fill seats on MPO boards

Effingham County commissioners are looking for someone to represent the county at the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization's meetings.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Environmental groups join action against pipeline company

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jason Wermers Bryan County News | Local


New Highway 21 signal in Port Wentworth ready to go into effect

Effingham County commuters will have a new traffic signal in Port Wentworth to encounter.

August 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Woman awaiting sentence says she’s not a drug dealer

An Effingham County woman who has pled guilty to a marijuana possession says she is not a drug dealer.

July 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Qualifying for municipal races to start late next month

Qualifying for the three municipal elections in Effingham County is set to begin late next month.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County millage rate set at 28.799 for FY16

Effingham County's millage rate for the coming fiscal year has been set at 28.799.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New car, officers for Rincon Police

The Rincon Police Department is now at full staff, with three new offices, its latest K9 ready for service and city council's approval to ...

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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