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Atlantic Avenue Park almost ready

After some time, improvements to the Atlantic Avenue Park in Rincon are finally near completion.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Effingham roads to get DOT striping

JESUP - Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl announces a striping contract awarded in 18 southeast Georgia counties based on bids received in the June 22 letting.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Cobbleton residents irate over water bills

Residents in the Springfield water service delivery area came to the city council to request the city look into concerns about the amount of usage reported on their bills.

August 09, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield police gets tasers

Springfield police officers have begun carrying tasers with the help of donations from community members.

August 09, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


A golden day, anniversary for Walt's

Fifty years ago, Walt Gnann opened a small TV and appliance repair shop in Springfield. Saturday, customers packed a now vastly larger store to help Gnann and his family mark the golden anniversary of Walt's TV, Furniture and Appliance.

August 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New stores headed Rincon's way

New businesses are headed to the Rincon South shopping center at the corner of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Fire leaves family homeless

A family of five lost their home in a fire early Thursday morning due in part to the loss of electricity from the storm on Wednesday.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon narrows search for city manager

Rincon announced its final two candidates for the city manager position on Wednesday afternoon.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Aging Services urges heat caution for seniors

ATLANTA - As temperatures rise, people become concerned about older persons and young children because they do not adjust well to sudden changes in temperature and are more prone to heat stress.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary end of year celebration

During the Effingham County Rotary Club's end of the year celebration on a riverboat in Savannah, Jeff Kublin was named the Club's Rotarian of the Year.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham makes pitch on road issues

SAVANNAH - The growth in the Savannah ports and "Florida flight" are adding to the population ranks in Effingham County and in turn to the number of vehicles of the roads, state lawmakers were told Wednesday afternoon.

August 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A big day for the Y

The 07/07/07 date was merely coincidence. What led to the Effingham YMCA's doors opening Saturday was the result of lots of hard work, Y officials said.

August 04, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Elections board ponders office space, budget

Effingham County's newly-constituted elections board met for the first time Tuesday morning and already has plenty of questions.

August 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Forklift operator killed in mishap

A Sylvania woman was killed on the job in a forklift accident early Tuesday morning at Network Logistic Solutions, Inc. in Rincon.

August 04, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield, IDA to work together on I-16 water

The Springfield City Council asked the city attorney to begin working with the Industrial Development Authority attorney on an intergovernmental agreement to transfer water permits to supply the I-16 tract.

August 04, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


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Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Want to know what's going on? See the new Regional Calendar

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield audit comes back clean

The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Wildlife hotline has been busier than anticipated

TIFTON - To educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide wildlife hotline.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Signs are a coming attraction for the Mars

Springfield officials hope their action Tuesday night will go a long way toward answering what they say has been a frequent question of late.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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