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County OKs Bryan Co. work detail

More inmates from the Effingham County Prison will be put to work soon.

December 14, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely to retain seat on IDA

Charles Hinely will remain a member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, after Springfield City Council overwhelmingly approved his re-appointment Tuesday night.

December 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County pushes forward with old courthouse

Work on the renovation of the historic Effingham Courthouse should be completed by the middle of October 2010, county commissioners were told Tuesday afternoon.

December 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Westwood residents ponder, question annexation

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.

December 11, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


A first for Young Farmers

Kelly Rahn was named Effingham County Young Farmer of the Year on Thursday night, the first time a woman has received that honor.

December 07, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Burnin’ down the house

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.

December 03, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Barnes running on track record

Former governor Roy Barnes touted his track record in office, even with the mistakes he admits he made in office.

December 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County agrees to 119 pathway study

Effingham County commissioners have approved, by a split vote, a feasibility study of a pathway between Springfield and Guyton on Highway 119.

December 01, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City looking at buying re-use sprayfield land

The city of Rincon is in negotiations to purchase property to use as a re-use sprayfield. They are hoping to close the deal within the next several weeks.

November 30, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon explores use of lower Floridan aquifer

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.

November 30, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Petition seeks assessors’ ousters

A local taxpayers watchdog group has filed a petition to have three members of the Effingham County Board of Assessors removed from office.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Edenfield named vice commander for 165th

Col. Keith Edenfield has been given a new leadership role as vice commander of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield to hold three hearings on proposed 2009 millage rate

Springfield City Council will hold three public hearings on its proposed millage rate and will hold a workshop tonight for the fiscal year 2010 budget.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Trailer fire leaves family homeless

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.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Local arts council ready to be redrawn

It's been several years since Effingham County had an arts council, but a group of community leaders says it's time to build it again.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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