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Lightning sparks fire

Heavy thunderstorms rolled through Effingham County late Wednesday afternoon and lightning is believed to responsible for starting a fire that has displaced three Rincon families.

August 13, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Citizens question church school location

Several citizens voiced their concerns Monday night to Rincon City Council about a planned private school.

August 13, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Park draws support

While Guyton City Council members may have gotten support for their idea of a park on their Riverside Drive property, the proposed wastewater treatment plant continues to draw fire and critics.

August 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton closes in on leisure services board

Guyton City Council finally has five names to consider putting on its newly-created leisure services board.

August 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon library branch to close on Sundays

The Rincon branch of the Live Oak Public Library will close on Sundays, beginning Sept. 6.

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield woman, dog killed in wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Springfield woman Wednesday morning.

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Richmond Hill to pay last respects to fallen Marine

A Richmond Hill Marine killed in Afghanistan earlier this month is being remembered as a good man, a devoted family man and a true patriot.

August 13, 2009 | Ross Blair | Local


Rincon OKs disorderly conduct ordinance

Rincon City Council approved a new ordinance aimed at preventing public drunkenness.

August 10, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


County glad to have new 911 center

It's built to handle a lot - and that's just what its inhabitants and owners want.

August 10, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSP releases ‘Take Back Our Highways’ results

The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced Friday the activity totals for the week-long concentrated patrols with four other Southeastern states in the "Take Back Our Highways" program.

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County gives go-ahead to pay raises

To the applause from the county employees in attendance, Effingham County commissioners approved a budget that includes pay raises for its workers.

August 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Road for RFT on the horizon for the IDA

As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority begins to think about the future of Research Forest Tract, it also has to find the answer to a question about the sprawling parcel - how to get in and out of there.

August 03, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Currington escapes injury in Canadian stage collapse

Billy Currington, country music star from Effingham County, and his band narrowly missed tragedy Saturday when a ferocious storm toppled the main stage at the Big Valley Country Music Jamboree in Alberta, Canada.

August 03, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


State troopers urging caution as school resumes

With children returning to school over the next few weeks, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to be alert when traveling in school zones and near school bus stops.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


FSA taking applications for biomass crop help program

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess has announced that biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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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


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