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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


IDA faces hefty tax bill

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority could be facing a hefty bill for its condemnation of the Research Forest Tract.

August 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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