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Tract's owners tout its potential

Representatives of the Grandview tract extolled its potential as an industrial site to Effingham County commissioners - and said the time is right to extend water and sewer lines to the tract, they said.

August 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Regional rural transit program almost ready to roll

Coastal Georgia is set to go through a positive change, according to Barbara Hurst, transportation director of the Coastal Regional Commission, formerly the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


School system has room to grow

The Effingham County School System is growing, and it has the room to grow, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.

August 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Meeting spurs formation of citizens' group

The turnout for the Effingham County commissioners' budget meeting has spurred the creation of a citizens group that is calling itself "We the Taxpayers."

August 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon 'a rogue city'

In an impromptu news conference on the edge of his Rincon Commercial Park, Herman Woods expressed again his frustration at the city of Rincon's lack of proper procedure in the taking of a piece of his land improperly for the building of a well house for the city.

August 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton takes another step toward its Rails to Trails

Guyton's long-awaited Rails to Trails project is getting closer to its first step of work.

August 20, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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