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Audit says Rincon finances in good shape

Rincon's financial health is improving, auditors told Rincon City Council.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Atlantic Avenue Park almost ready

After some time, improvements to the Atlantic Avenue Park in Rincon are finally near completion.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Effingham roads to get DOT striping

JESUP - Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl announces a striping contract awarded in 18 southeast Georgia counties based on bids received in the June 22 letting.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Cobbleton residents irate over water bills

Residents in the Springfield water service delivery area came to the city council to request the city look into concerns about the amount of usage reported on their bills.

August 09, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield police gets tasers

Springfield police officers have begun carrying tasers with the help of donations from community members.

August 09, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


A golden day, anniversary for Walt's

Fifty years ago, Walt Gnann opened a small TV and appliance repair shop in Springfield. Saturday, customers packed a now vastly larger store to help Gnann and his family mark the golden anniversary of Walt's TV, Furniture and Appliance.

August 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New stores headed Rincon's way

New businesses are headed to the Rincon South shopping center at the corner of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Fire leaves family homeless

A family of five lost their home in a fire early Thursday morning due in part to the loss of electricity from the storm on Wednesday.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon narrows search for city manager

Rincon announced its final two candidates for the city manager position on Wednesday afternoon.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Aging Services urges heat caution for seniors

ATLANTA - As temperatures rise, people become concerned about older persons and young children because they do not adjust well to sudden changes in temperature and are more prone to heat stress.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary end of year celebration

During the Effingham County Rotary Club's end of the year celebration on a riverboat in Savannah, Jeff Kublin was named the Club's Rotarian of the Year.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham makes pitch on road issues

SAVANNAH - The growth in the Savannah ports and "Florida flight" are adding to the population ranks in Effingham County and in turn to the number of vehicles of the roads, state lawmakers were told Wednesday afternoon.

August 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A big day for the Y

The 07/07/07 date was merely coincidence. What led to the Effingham YMCA's doors opening Saturday was the result of lots of hard work, Y officials said.

August 04, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Elections board ponders office space, budget

Effingham County's newly-constituted elections board met for the first time Tuesday morning and already has plenty of questions.

August 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Forklift operator killed in mishap

A Sylvania woman was killed on the job in a forklift accident early Tuesday morning at Network Logistic Solutions, Inc. in Rincon.

August 04, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


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State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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