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Rincon ready for parade

The city of Rincon is ready for its annual 4th of July parade.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton OKs its budget for coming fiscal year

Guyton City Council members approved another extension for Randy Alexander to continue his double duty as interim city manager.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Emergency food, shelter program funds available

Effingham County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah-Chatham Metro Police prepares for the 4th

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the 4th of July weekend, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State predicts 22 deaths on Georgia road for holiday

As motorists take to the roads this week for the July 4th holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. The 78-hour holiday period began Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State Patrol reminds drivers to keep vehicles from overheating

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers this week that now is the time to make sure your vehicles are ready for the summer driving season.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State asks for caution around fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries and fires when using fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Chamber to host ID theft prevention seminar July 8-9

Officials of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Identity Theft Prevention Seminar on July 8 and 9. The course is open to Chamber members and the general public, Scott Hinson, chairman of the Chamber's Entrepreneur Friendly Task Force, announced.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC packs ’em in

In a few months, the massive EFACEC plant across Highway 21 from the Savannah Technical College-Effingham campus will spring to life. Wednesday evening, hundreds piled into STC's Effingham facility to hear more about the Portuguese manufacturer.

July 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GBI: Man found in Wal-Mart parking lot died of natural causes

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that a man whose body was found in the Rincon Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday died of nautral causes.

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GBI probes weekend death of toddler

Details remain scarce, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the weekend death of a Springfield toddler.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County delays adopting its FY10 budget

Effingham County residents told their county commissioners that pay raises for county employees pale in comparison to their property taxes.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes no changes to liquor law

The Springfield City Council voted to keep the alcohol ordinance the same after considering amending the ordinance to change the time of sales and consumption on premises.

June 29, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


50 years later, effects of train disaster linger

Like Sunday, the same day 50 years earlier was a hot, muggy afternoon.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon looks to add tasers to arsenal

The Rincon Police Department has taken the first step toward putting tasers in the hands of its officers.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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County to look at other parks as it plans central facility

Effingham County commissioners soon may be getting a look at what their next recreation complex could look like.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon repaving on 9th Street to start soon

A repaving and sidewalk project in the city of Rincon is being pushed to get completed by the start of the next school year.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to test new tornado sirens

The city of Rincon will be testing its new tornado sirens June 13.

June 04, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners approved the fiscal year 2016 budget Tuesday night, giving its second reading a 5-0 vote.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham man dies in weekend boating accident

The body of an Effingham County man missing since Saturday was pulled from the Savannah River on Monday morning.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to rework IDA stipulations

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to make adjustments in the stipulations placed on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its tracts off Interstate 16.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clearing the way to welcome visitors

When it came time to start knocking down parts of the visitors center along Interstate 95, just inside the Georgia-South Carolina state line, Ann Purcell wanted to be at the controls.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Firm to draw up master plan for central recreation park

The plans for a proposed massive central recreation facility could be moving forward.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield buys former furniture store building

The downtown Springfield building that housed Walt's Furniture for more than 50 years is now property of the city of Springfield.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County, city finalize merger of fire services

Effingham County commissioners and Springfield City Council members have approved a pact merging their respective fire departments.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs sale of land bought in new station purchase

Rincon City Council has approved sales contracts on surplus land that was part of its purchase for a new fire station.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT commissioner rejects pipeline application

State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exercise eminent domain for the project.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon set for a show for July 4th

It's been three years since there was an official fireworks show in the county for Independence Day festivities. Rincon City Council, however, may be adding to its Freedom Rings celebration.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County proposes pay raises

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposed budget that includes raises for county employees.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opts to join CORE MPO for a small slice

Effingham County is set to get a seat at the table of the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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