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Rincon gets changes in special flood hazard area

There have been changes in the boundaries of the special flood hazard area for Rincon, and the city is set to notify citizens of the changes and their impact.

January 18, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton, Habitat seeking solution

Guyton city officials are looking into what they can do to help a family moving into a Habitat for Humanity for home.

January 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King’s message resonates

The words and message of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are as relevant now as they were a generation ago, state Sen. Jack Hill said.

January 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to hold update on old courthouse plans

Effingham County commissioners will hold a public information meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing rehabilitation of the historic courthouse.

January 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sworn in

Ulysses Eaton and Michael Johnson were sworn in as aldermen on the Guyton City Council at the beginning of Tuesday's council meeting.

January 15, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs site plan for Wendy’s

The news that a Wendy's is coming to Rincon is generating a lot of buzz.

January 14, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Northway takes the helm in Springfield

Barton Alderman handed his gavel to Jeff Northway on Tuesday night, as Northway took his position as mayor of Springfield.

January 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Group offers free help for filing property tax return

The We, the Taxpayers, organization will have a public meeting for all citizens who wish to attend to discuss the present efforts of the organization regarding the issue of Effingham County property taxes.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow fields variety of questions in rural listening tour

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) recently completed his 2010 Rural Listening Tour, which included a stop in Statesboro.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon's well may get its permit

The city of Rincon may be a step closer to a long-desired permit for its lower Floridan well, a well that can't be used without the state's blessing.

January 11, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


County moves ahead with animal control plan

Effingham County commissioners have approved funding two sheriff's deputies to take over animal control enforcement issues.

January 11, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents urged to get H1N1 vaccine

SAVANNAH-It's not too late for residents in the Coastal Health District to get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. The virus is still circulating and causing mild to severe illness.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County wants a sitdown to go over Guyton offer

Effingham County commissioners aim to hold a meeting with Guyton and Springfield officials to discuss a proposal from Guyton on wastewater treatment.

January 11, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Council takes oath

Rincon Mayor Ken Lee was sworn in for a second term, and council members Scott Morgan, Frank Owens and Levi Scott took the oath of office to take their seats on Rincon City Council. Morgan and Scott were re-elected to their posts while Owens, who previously served on the council, won the seat that was vacated by Ken Baxley.

January 07, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


New crop disaster aid program begins

Hobby Stripling, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced that USDA has implemented the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE) in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill. Stripling also encouraged producers to visit their FSA county office to participate in the program if they suffered crop production losses during the 2008 crop year.

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


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County to spend $1M to replenish graders

With the heavy equipment needed to repair the county's dirt roads and ditches inoperable, Effingham County commissioners have committed to spend nearly $1 million ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham Girl Scouts receive Silver Award

In June 2015, Mary Surber, Alana Clairmont, and Lauren Stark, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197, began working toward a Silver Award which is the second ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Tuesday wreck results in two deaths

A two-car accident Tuesday afternoon took the life of oneEffinghamCountywoman and seriously injured another woman.

July 01, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Local


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