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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


Line divides comp plan meeting

There is one line on a map that divided opinions at last week's meeting on the comprehensive plan.

August 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Homeowners can get help with gas appliances

United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2-1-1 is now taking applications for Atlanta Gas Light Company's Home and Heart Warming Program.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to give Hinely center a facelift

The Vernon C. Hinely Center in Rincon is about to get a much needed makeover.

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


IDA, Project Supreme enter final negotiations

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has cancelled its regular monthly meeting, which was to be held today. But it is plenty busy today.

August 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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