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Springfield discusses fence ordinance

The Springfield City Council has asked the building and zoning committee to create a privacy fence ordinance for the city.

October 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


MCUDA elects slate of new officers

HINESVILLE - The Middle Coastal Unified Development Authority (MCUDA) recently elected new officers for two-year terms. Officers include: President – Ronald E. Tolley, CEcD (Liberty County); Vice-President – Jean Bacon (Bryan County); Secretary – Dorothy Glisson (Screven County); and Treasurer – Ricky Nessmith (Bulloch County).

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Hospital welcomes new doctor

Effingham Hospital is pleased to announce that a new primary care practice will be established in Springfield soon.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Higgins wants to bring a business perspective

"Let's chase the money."

October 24, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Rotary gets airport update

Robert Uhrich, director of air service development at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, discusses terminal and parking lot expansions at the airport with the Effingham Rotary Club. Uhrich has been with the airport since 1995.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton asks for more sewage treatment capacity

Guyton's city council is hoping for a maximum of 100,000 additional gallons of wastewater treatment capacity from Springfield, which they believe will be enough to supply development in the town for the next three years.

October 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield discusses cutting property taxes for seniors

The Springfield City Council discussed the feasibility of eliminating city property taxes for senior citizens Tuesday.

October 23, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Bledsoe finishes basic

Army Pfc. Mathew M. Bledsoe has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

October 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bartos completes city, county attorney institute

Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos of the Bartos Law Firm, LLC, has recently returned from the 54th Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on the campus of the University of Georgia from Sept. 13-14.

October 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EPD may be OK with IDA's water deals

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority could be on its way to provide water to its I-16 project.

October 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Builders want help in polishing community image

A local developers group is asking the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for its help in improving the image of the county - and in getting a better range of restaurants to the community.

October 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Final push for Chamber membership drive

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's annual membership drive is surging along and the number of new members is steadily increasing.

October 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Gibson proud of service on planning commission

Rincon City Council honored William Gibson, who recently stepped down from the city's planning and appeals commission.

October 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Concerted Services taking cooling bill help signups

Concerted Services, Inc., is accepting applications from eligible households who need assistance with cooling bills. Eligible individuals and families may apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning Oct. 1.

October 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Lions Club turns over Christmas festival

The Rincon Noonday Lions Club of Effingham County has turned over its Christmas festival to First Baptist Church of Rincon to organize.

October 17, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


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A quiet respite in the storm

As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County wants to get good word on shelter out

Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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