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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


Rincon builders to get tip sheet

Builders working in Rincon will soon know up front what inspections are required for structures they build.

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


Springfield gives OK to school water line

The Springfield City Council approved a bid Tuesday night for a water line to run to Effingham County High School, pending approval from the Effingham County Board of Education.

August 18, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Tanksley speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Ace Herring, president of Sunrise Rotary, presented Karen Tanksley with a club pen in appreciation for a presentation she gave this month. Tanksley is publisher of the Effingham Herald and president-elect for the Effingham Noon Rotary Club.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Work on I-16 park plans forges ahead

Plans for the sprawling industrial park straddling I-16 near Meldrim are slowly taking shape.

August 16, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Missing man found dead

The search for a missing person came to a tragic end on Thursday morning when a farmer found the man dead in his field.

August 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Roads could benefit from expected surplus

Effingham County commissioners could have a big decision soon on how to spend money.

August 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon, Towne Park West developers discuss water deal

Developers of The Springs at Towne Park West are trying to get the city of Rincon to cut them some slack on water-related costs as part of a water agreement.

August 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Sheriff's search for missing man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for 58-year-old Robert Francis Hammesfahr. He resides at 119 Old Dixie Highway North in Springfield.

August 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners question elections board requests

Just how much are Effingham County commissioners willing to pay for training for the newly-seated elections board members?

August 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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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


Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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


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