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Rincon explores use of lower Floridan aquifer

Rincon City Council took up the issue of drawing water from the lower Floridan aquifer as they discussed the payment of a portion of fees incurred by Rincon, Richmond Hill, Consolidated Utilities, and the engineering firm of Carter and Sloope.

November 30, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Petition seeks assessors’ ousters

A local taxpayers watchdog group has filed a petition to have three members of the Effingham County Board of Assessors removed from office.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Edenfield named vice commander for 165th

Col. Keith Edenfield has been given a new leadership role as vice commander of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield to hold three hearings on proposed 2009 millage rate

Springfield City Council will hold three public hearings on its proposed millage rate and will hold a workshop tonight for the fiscal year 2010 budget.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Trailer fire leaves family homeless

A trailer fire early Saturday morning left a local family of three in need of assistance. According to the Red Cross, the fire happened about 3 or 3:30 Saturday morning on George Hurst Road. Although the home was totally destroyed, nobody was hurt in the incident.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Local arts council ready to be redrawn

It's been several years since Effingham County had an arts council, but a group of community leaders says it's time to build it again.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to offer service to industrial tract

Rincon City Council voted on Monday to offer to supply water and sewer services to the Springfield Investment Company - but with the city's "normal stipulations," according to city attorney, Raymond Dickey.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon completes Lions Club building deal

The city of Rincon has purchased the Lions Club Building on Lexington Avenue through a lease-purchase agreement with the Rincon Lions Club.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


FORCE, deer processor join forces

A new program is under way that will add to local food pantries' ability to feed the needy in the community.

November 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Lions treat quartermasters

The 110th Quartermaster Company served as the color guard for Saturday's Rincon Christmas parade and leading the way was company commander Capt. Lacey Sims, a Rincon native. Sims said he was proud to be leading the way in his hometown parade. The company was just redeployed from Iraq in August.

November 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton preparing for its Christmas parade, festival

Guyton is gearing up for its annual Christmas festival.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber pushes common goals in Vision Effingham

After spending two days at its annual retreat trying to come up with a vision for Effingham County, the Effingham Chamber of Commerce now wants to start putting that foresight into motion.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA, Chamber agree to new deal

The relationship between the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Development Authority will continue, after IDA members ratified a revised professional services agreement with the Chamber on Thursday.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield buys Mars Theatre

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of the Mars Theater building at a special called meeting on Tuesday.

November 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County agrees to back hospital’s plans

The Effingham Hospital is taking its plan for expansion and modernization to the federal government after county commissioners agreed to back their proposal - but not without some final and pointed questions for hospital representatives.

November 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Weems retiring from Coastal Health Distirct

Dr. Lawton C. Davis, the current health director of the South Central Health District, has been named to replace Dr. Diane Z. Weems, who announced ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield aims to pull carts back from road

Springfield residents who leave their garbage carts out on the street a little too long could be facing a fine.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely stepping down from IDA

The longest continuous serving member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has relinquished his seat on the board.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield, DRT reach water agreement

A French company building a turpentine distilling plant and the city of Springfield have reached an agreement for water service to the facility.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Early voting ongoing in Superior Court judge race

Early voting for the July 26 runoff between Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race is under way.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon may deliver old post office to HES

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site could be getting a piece of Rincon to display soon.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA trimming its expenses in budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has put into a motion a budget for the current fiscal year that is smaller than the previous budget.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA putting capital improvement plan into motion

With the nearly 1,560 acres of the tract off Old River Road and Interstate 16 now back under its control, the Effingham Industrial Development ...

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen continues to recuperate after a lengthy surgery stemming from a June 26 wreck.

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lane closures on 21 expected with resurfacing

Motorists are advised to expect nighttime lane closures along Highway 21 from Patriot Drive in Rincon to just north of Highway 119 in Springfield as ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter: Radical terrorists, not gun laws, the problem

The U.S. needs to deal with radical Islamic fundamentalism instead of instituting restrictive gun laws, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Making friends at Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its annual Camp Buddy at Rincon Elementary School, with Chef Nick Mueller's usual visit to make pizzas and ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Getting churned on

The city of Guyton held its third annual ice cream social June 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. on the walking trail, with six churns ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Rincon OKs deal for inmate work crew

The city of Rincon has renewed its contract with Effingham County for an inmate work crew.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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