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Rincon turns down townhome development

The residents of the Williamsburg subdivision dodged a close call as their neighborhood was spared a new townhouse community at Monday night's city council meeting.

September 11, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Suspected thief caught on video turned in

A bike thief was arrested Tuesday for stealing a teenager's bike off his front porch early Monday morning.

September 11, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


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


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City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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