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Rincon ready for paving work

The city of Rincon will soon resurface some city streets with the help of the Local Assistance Road Program.

August 25, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Sales tax holiday begins Thursday

ATLANTA - Georgia shoppers will get an opportunity to purchase certain clothing items, schools supplies, computers and computer accessories without paying state and local sales tax during the state's tax-free holiday that begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and continues until midnight Sunday.

August 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners ponder road, building plans

Effingham County commissioners may be taking up master plans for both roads and buildings in the very near future.

August 25, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Immigration remains hot button

There won't be any major immigration reform attempts until after the 2008 presidential elections, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said.

August 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Local Guardsmen honored

Georgia Air National Guardsman Technical Sgt. Timothy Norton of Rincon, a member of the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard was recently awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his achievements while assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron at Balad Air Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton man fights for health after multi-car accident

A Guyton man is struggling to regain his health after being hit by a pickup in a three-car pileup on Courthouse Road.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Free trade also becoming an issue

Concerns over the safety of imported food and competition from foreign sources were raised during U.S. Rep. John Barrow's "Congress on the Corner" stop Saturday at Lovett's Hardware Store in Rincon.

August 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon taps Toms as city manager

Rincon's city council approved the hiring of Donald Toms as city manager during a special called meeting Thursday evening.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Towne Park light to go up Thursday

The Georgia Department of Transportation to announces that a new traffic signal will soon become operational at the intersection of Highway 21/Columbia Avenue and Town Park Drive in Rincon.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Towne Park businesses battle mid-day power outage

Businesses in Towne Park were faced with how to conduct business with no power on Monday morning.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Isakson: Victory still possible

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday in support of U.S. efforts in Iraq and the War on Terror, highlighting some of the recent good news coming out of Iraq and stressing that it is critical for Congress to believe that victory is possible in Iraq.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office searches for history

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help them piece together the office's history.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Barrow coming to Rincon on Saturday

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will hold his "Congress on the Corner" on Saturday at Lovett's Hardware Store in Rincon.

August 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


At Macomber, more play is the thing

Rincon's recreation director announced at the city council meeting Monday night that new playground equipment is on the way for Macomber Park.

August 18, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


From rails to trails

Guyton's Rails to Trails project has just about everything in place to begin construction except approval.

August 18, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


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DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


How to help curtail a mosquito problem

Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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