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Isakson, Chambliss praise Perdue for water solution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for offering a solution to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the excess release of water from Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint reservoirs.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's ballot

Springfield General Election for November 6, 2007

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


No campaign signs, staff for Miller

Rincon City Council candidate Jeff Miller is not your typical candidate.

November 08, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Rincon taps Grubbs as building inspector

Rincon has a new building inspector, announced city planner LaMeisha Hunter at last Monday night's city council meeting.

November 08, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield council splits on millage vote

The Springfield City Council approved advertising the millage rate at 4.3 mills in a split vote Tuesday.

November 08, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Voter photo ID outreach starts

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced the beginning of Phase Two of her office's Photo ID outreach and education campaign in preparation for municipal elections to be held in 90 counties on Nov. 6.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County set to act on vehicle services contract

Commissioners will meet today at 3 p.m. at the county administrative complex for their only scheduled meeting of the month. The Oct. 2 meeting was canceled since it coincided with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia convention. Commissioners coupled with that a planning retreat.

November 08, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield candidate questionnaires

Editor's note: Here are the questionnaires we have sent out to candidates and their response sent back to the Herald.

November 08, 2007 | staff report | Local


A special delivery

Rincon's first post office was taken from its longtime home and moved to a new location last Tuesday, going from 6th Street to 17th Street. Former Rincon resident Roberta Dickey gave the building to the city. The small structure originally sat next to her parents' house on Carolina Avenue and faced the railroad. It was moved to its current location on West 6th Street on property Dickey owns a short time after the second post office was constructed.

November 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Eaton likes small town feel

Current planning and zoning board member Ulysses Eaton may be new to Guyton politics, but he has roots in public office.

November 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Missing Effingham firefighter found dead: update 1

The body of an Effingham County firefighter who had gone fishing with his 10-year-old son on the Ogeechee River on Sunday afternoon was found around 10 p.m. Sunday night by searchers.

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Ports outline needed road improvements

The Georgia Ports Authority is continuing to expand and is trying to take some of the pressure off the roads, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


The power of a candle

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance hosted a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at the courthouse Tuesday.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Winners abound at Treutlen House tourney

In this tournament, winning wasn't the only thing. In fact, it was likely far from the most important thing.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bentley graduates from basic training

Army Reserve Pfc. Joseph B. Bentley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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County to look at other parks as it plans central facility

Effingham County commissioners soon may be getting a look at what their next recreation complex could look like.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon repaving on 9th Street to start soon

A repaving and sidewalk project in the city of Rincon is being pushed to get completed by the start of the next school year.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to test new tornado sirens

The city of Rincon will be testing its new tornado sirens June 13.

June 04, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners approved the fiscal year 2016 budget Tuesday night, giving its second reading a 5-0 vote.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham man dies in weekend boating accident

The body of an Effingham County man missing since Saturday was pulled from the Savannah River on Monday morning.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to rework IDA stipulations

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to make adjustments in the stipulations placed on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its tracts off Interstate 16.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clearing the way to welcome visitors

When it came time to start knocking down parts of the visitors center along Interstate 95, just inside the Georgia-South Carolina state line, Ann Purcell wanted to be at the controls.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Firm to draw up master plan for central recreation park

The plans for a proposed massive central recreation facility could be moving forward.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield buys former furniture store building

The downtown Springfield building that housed Walt's Furniture for more than 50 years is now property of the city of Springfield.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County, city finalize merger of fire services

Effingham County commissioners and Springfield City Council members have approved a pact merging their respective fire departments.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs sale of land bought in new station purchase

Rincon City Council has approved sales contracts on surplus land that was part of its purchase for a new fire station.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT commissioner rejects pipeline application

State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exercise eminent domain for the project.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon set for a show for July 4th

It's been three years since there was an official fireworks show in the county for Independence Day festivities. Rincon City Council, however, may be adding to its Freedom Rings celebration.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County proposes pay raises

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposed budget that includes raises for county employees.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opts to join CORE MPO for a small slice

Effingham County is set to get a seat at the table of the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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