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IDA may turn state road aid over to county

The refrain didn't change for the Effingham County transportation committee.

April 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia Power plans outages for Ebenezer, Rincon areas

Residents in and around the Ebenezer area and in the northern part of Rincon will experience planned power outages over the next few days as Georgia Power upgrades its distribution in that area.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Brewing over TEA party

The tea parties of the 21st century sprung up across the U.S. on Wednesday. But Rincon's own event may have been one of the first in line - and the sentiment expressed at the Vernon C. Hinely Center was no different than the tone at other TEA parties.

April 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield considers dousing fireworks

The Springfield City Council is considering if the annual fireworks will be held this year.

April 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon has questions on kids’ program

Rincon City Council members want to get more information before making a decision on a summer food program for needy kids.

April 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Youth Advisory Council puts out word about autism

The Youth Advisory Council will host an autism awareness night at Effingham County High School.

April 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


911 center may be ready in early June

Effingham County's 911 center is expected to be ready to handle calls in early to mid June, county project manager Adam Kobek said.

April 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Downburst causes damage in Clyo

A downburst brought down trees and power lines and damaged porches in Clyo early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service office in Charleston, S.C.

April 13, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rains put a damper on fire season — for now

For now, at least, last week's heavy rains have quieted what had been a busy start to the fire season.

April 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Changes coming to Coastal Georgia RDC

The makeup isn't the only thing that's changing about the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Commission.

April 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New city manager could start Monday

Rincon could have a new city manager on the job as soon as Monday.

April 02, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gateways work set to start in fall

Work on the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's Gateways project is expected to begin in earnest this fall, after the state gave approval a long-awaited grant.

April 02, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lee: New city manager to be named soon

Rincon City Council could hire a new city manager within the next two weeks after narrowing its choices down to two candidates.

March 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Grande View expected to draw attention

It's more than just location, location, location that the owners of Grande View believe will make their property attractive - but it doesn't hurt, either.

March 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County wants to work with Guyton on sewage needs

Effingham County commissioners have sent a letter to Guyton Mayor Michael Garvin, expressing their desire to work with the city on wastewater treatment issues.

March 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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A quiet respite in the storm

As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County wants to get good word on shelter out

Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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