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Springfield shows off newest fire truck

Springfield Fire Chief Edwin Rahn Jr. showed the Springfield City Council the fire department's new truck Tuesday night.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


IDA may help county land LifeStar

The plans to land the LifeStar air ambulance may be getting a boost from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

September 11, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Boatright steps down from Springfield council

Springfield City Councilman Ron Boatright has resigned his post, and the city is moving to fill his seat.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


IDA tries to smooth out water plan

As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority forges ahead with plans for the industrial park at I-16 and Old River Road, it's also working on two other potentially big prospects.

September 11, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield pores over request to pour

The Springfield City Council discussed the possibility of a referendum for voters to decide if there will be liquor by the drink sales in the city limits Tuesday.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


A thanks for tax help

Bonnie Dixon recognizes Michelle Liotta for volunteering her time to assist with the "Income Tax Preparers" program of the United Way at the Sunrise Rotary Club meeting. This program helps people in need file their taxes free of charge.

September 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Child molester sentenced to 40 years

A convicted child molester has been sentenced to 40 years and life on probation for crimes he committed in December.

September 11, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


STC getting ready for business

Officials will cut the ribbon on the new Effingham campus of the Savannah Technical College sometime soon, but in the meantime, they're preparing feverishly for the start of classes.

September 11, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Sunrise Rotary perfect attendance

September 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


ECS at Rotary

Ted Trainor of Effingham Christian School was awarded an official Rotary pen by his host Scott Bass. Trainor talked to the group about the advantages and benefits of a classical Christian education.

September 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Local author to hold book signing Saturday

Local novelist Bill Buske, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced that there will be a book signing of his novel, "Beach Songs," on Aug. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Book Nook in Rincon.

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Stormy Saturday

Saturday night's storms that swept through Effingham County also ripped up a barn and a handful of pine trees on a farm near Kildare.

September 07, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners try to map out future building growth

Should Effingham County grow as much as the forecasts say it will, county commissioners are hoping to put together a building plan of their own.

September 06, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


NNA to honor Williams

Effingham County native Robert M. Williams Jr., editor and publisher of The Blackshear Times, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association's 121st Annual Convention and Trade Show, in Norfolk, Va., next month with the 2007 James O. Amos Award.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County pushes forward with LifeStar

The LifeStar helicopter may be calling Effingham County home soon.

September 06, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield opts to bump up its millage rate

The millage rate is increasing in Springfield, after city council members approved a hike last Tuesday night.

August 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hospital gets ready for hurricane season

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County trims millage rate

Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to set 2015 millage rate Wednesday

Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work set to start on county’s next audit

The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners set meeting for rec plan

Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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