Residents of the Westwood Heights subdivision just outside the Rincon city limits again face the possibility of annexation, and city council chambers were at seating capacity Monday night for a public hearing.
Effingham County firefighters, under the direction of Fire Chief Val Ashcraft, went through a periodic live fire training exercise on Monday night at their training facilities on 125 acres just outside of Springfield.
Rincon City Council took up the issue of drawing water from the lower Floridan aquifer as they discussed the payment of a portion of fees incurred by Rincon, Richmond Hill, Consolidated Utilities, and the engineering firm of Carter and Sloope.
A trailer fire early Saturday morning left a local family of three in need of assistance. According to the Red Cross, the fire happened about 3 or 3:30 Saturday morning on George Hurst Road. Although the home was totally destroyed, nobody was hurt in the incident.
Rincon City Council voted on Monday to offer to supply water and sewer services to the Springfield Investment Company - but with the city's "normal stipulations," according to city attorney, Raymond Dickey.