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Rincon OKs summer food program

Rincon will take part in the summer Feed-a-Kid program after Mayor Ken Lee, in a rare move, was forced to cast a tie-breaking vote.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


OSHA investigating death at EFACEC plant

Federal investigators have begun looking into the workplace death of a Rincon man Wednesday morning.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Blandford, McCall crossing open

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Worker killed at EFACEC plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the death of a worker Wednesday morning at the EFACEC plant under construction at the Effingham Industrial Park.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham economy still holding its own

The economic picture is gloomy but it isn't as dire as widely thought, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Firm gets go-ahead for old courthouse work

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead to a group for the renovations at the historic Effingham Courthouse.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Planned power outages to continue

Residents in and around the Ebenezer area and in the northern part of Rincon will experience planned power outages over the next few days as Georgia Power upgrades its distribution in that area.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Park could be a boon for IDA’s tract

Casting an eye toward the future of the Research Forest Tract, Effingham Industrial Development Authority learned Thursday what it will take to transform some of that land into a huge recreational area.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham’s Habitat chapter wants to work with Springfield

Jimmy Rutland and George Groce of Habitat for Humanity are hoping to partner with Springfield on providing affordable quality housing in the city.

April 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Work speeding along on EFACEC plant

Its grants in hand for needed improvements, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is amazed at how quickly the EFACEC plant is coming together.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA may turn state road aid over to county

The refrain didn't change for the Effingham County transportation committee.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia Power plans outages for Ebenezer, Rincon areas

Residents in and around the Ebenezer area and in the northern part of Rincon will experience planned power outages over the next few days as Georgia Power upgrades its distribution in that area.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Brewing over TEA party

The tea parties of the 21st century sprung up across the U.S. on Wednesday. But Rincon's own event may have been one of the first in line - and the sentiment expressed at the Vernon C. Hinely Center was no different than the tone at other TEA parties.

April 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield considers dousing fireworks

The Springfield City Council is considering if the annual fireworks will be held this year.

April 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon has questions on kids’ program

Rincon City Council members want to get more information before making a decision on a summer food program for needy kids.

April 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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