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A global reach — from Rincon

From an office in the heart of Rincon, Spatial Engineering reaches the world.

December 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs cameras for police

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of six cameras to be used in the city police cars last week.

December 23, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon begins search for a new police chief

Rincon's search for a new chief of police has begun.

December 23, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Dr. Webb scholarship committee now taking grant applications

The 2009 Dr. Ray Webb Scholarship committee has announced that they are now accepting applications for grants.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Election won’t hold up Guyton meeting

The runoff election will not interfere with the city of Guyton's plan to hold a public meeting tonight to discuss the controversial proposed wastewater treatment plant at 7 p.m. in the old school gymnasium on Magnolia Street.

December 23, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Courthouse committee cuts list of firms to 5

An ad hoc committee charged with overseeing just what to do with the historic Effingham County Courthouse has whittled down the list of prospective firms to do the work to five.

December 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Runoff to decide two local races Tuesday

Turnout for Tuesday's runoff election already has been strong, Effingham County voting officials said Monday.

December 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Gifts keep coming for Treutlen House

The Treutlen House is getting closer to its goal.

December 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA looks at digging into Research Forest

As Effingham Industrial Development Authority members ponder their next step in the massive Research Forest Tract, they're wondering where and when to start digging in - literally.

December 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


On the job: Guyton residents praise police

December marks three years since Guyton hired a police chief to start planning the organization of a new police department. Although some citizens thought there was no need for the city of about 1,500 to have its own force, the city moved forward with its plans. The police department opened its doors in June 2006.

December 22, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Springfield splits on millage rate vote

By a split vote, the Springfield City Council voted to keep the millage rate at 4.3.

December 19, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon signs on to gateway grant

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Rincon are opening the door to the county's gateway along Highway 21.

December 19, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former Days Inn board chairman, Effingham native, dies

Lon L. Day Jr., a Springfied native and a former member of the Days Inn board of directors, died Wednesday in Duluth. He was 79.

December 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Toms steps down

The city of Rincon will start its search soon for a new city manager.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Sapp ready to ride off into the sunset

His last meeting as an Effingham County commissioner behind him, Hubert "Bucky" Sapp was hailed as a man of integrity who didn't mind digging in his heels when he thought he was right.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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