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Old Augusta finish delayed

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to extend the deadline for work on phase 1 of Old Augusta Road.

August 20, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Review of assessors board requested

A Guyton resident is asking for a review of Effingham County's board of assessors.

August 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Woods, city have day in court

The city of Rincon is accusing the owner of a disputed tract of land to have used a bulldozer to knock down a city building.

August 20, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Who knocked down building?

Rincon's nearly completed pump house on 17th Street was partially bulldozed sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning. The west end of the building had been taken down, with brick scattered around the area.

August 17, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Cycle shop owner at odds with city

The owner of a Rincon custom motorcycle shop might have to find a new place to run his business after city officials told him that his current business license does not allow him to do business the way he's presently doing it.

August 17, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Springfield approves annexing two parcels

The Springfield City Council approved the annexation of two pieces of property last Tuesday.

August 17, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


A soldier’s story:

Editor's note: Lucas Hynes, an Effingham County native and resident currently in Afghanistan, offered to write a first-person account of life in a combat zone for the Effingham Herald.

August 17, 2009 | Lucas Hynes | Local


Citizens meeting Thursday

A meeting of citizens concerned about government in Effingham County will be held Thursday at the Effingham County administrative complex at 7 p.m. The group is responding to interest shown at the county commissioners' Aug. 4 meeting.

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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


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Two Effingham men hurt in Monday wreck

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the collision of two pickup trucks that left one driver dead and two others injured Monday afternoon.

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State asks for feedback on historic preservation plan

The Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of updating Georgia's statewide historic preservation plan, a document that ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Military convoy to affect traffic on I-16, I-95

Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart during the late hours of July 16.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State’s tax revenues up 3.1 percent for June

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled nearly $1.82 billion, an increase of $55.2 million, or ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City already working on next Freedom Rings

City of Rincon officials are reviewing how they can make the annual Freedom Rings event better.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Barrow appealing ruling on Guyton permit

The city of Guyton faces another legal challenge to its plans to build a wastewater treatment plant.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Historic Society seeks county help with improvements

The Historic Effingham Society wants to make improvements to the Living History Site and the Effingham Museum - and it's looking for some help from ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton OKs budget for FY16

Guyton City Council has adopted a budget for fiscal year 2016 that is a reduction from the previous year's spending plan - but still allows ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, Rincon to work on inmate work crew deal

Rincon City Council and Effingham County commissioners are trying to finalize an agreement that will provide an inmate work crew for the city.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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