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DCP program signup deadline approaches

Farmers and agricultural landowners have until June 1 to sign up for the 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment program (DCP). Agricultural producers and landowners located in Effingham, Bryan and Chatham counties should contact the local Farm Service Agency Office at 203 S. Laurel St. in Springfield on the second floor of the First Effingham Bank Building. The phone number is 754-6664, option 2.

March 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon delays penalties for business licenses

The city of Rincon is giving businesses a break - but not a long one - to get their licenses renewed.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs law to cut down on nuisances

The Springfield City Council has approved a new nuisance abatement ordinance.

March 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Guyton holds off on fire truck grant

Guyton's plans to buy a new fire truck for its fire department are on hold.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lee: City narrowing its choices for city manager

Rincon City Council hopes to close in on a new city manager soon, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A Landing Day kickoff

A landmark year for the descendants of Effingham County's first European settlers is under way.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Berry files EEOC complaint against city

Rincon City Attorney Raymond Dickey is dismissive about former police chief Michael Berry's complaint against the city.

March 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham gets nearly $10K in food, shelter funds

The State Set-Aside has awarded Effingham $9,914 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham property owners can file return until April 1

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property has the opportunity to file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors. There is no requirement to file a return every year.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Plenty of buzz about EFACEC

The massive structure that will ultimately house Effingham County's newest industry is going up at a rapid pace - and will be open by the end of the year.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton may seek federal funding for sewage plant

Guyton City Council is looking for a better deal than its current loan with the state for its widely-debated wastewater treatment plant.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon upholds officer’s firing

Rincon City Council members voted to deny the reinstatement of a veteran police officer fired last month.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cars, structures but not house destroyed in fire

Firefighters from three departments battled a blaze Wednesday afternoon that threatened a north Effingham County home.

March 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County sticks with funding cuts plan

A year ago, Effingham County commissioners opted to start reducing the amount of money the county provided to outside agencies. Last Tuesday, they reaffirmed their stance with a 5-1 vote.

March 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gulfstream layoffs likely to be felt in Effingham

Thousands of workers at one of the Coastal Empire's biggest employers could be idled for a long time.

March 05, 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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