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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


Shuman graduates from Air Force basic

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Scott A. Shuman has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Toms faces questions on water bills, garbage

New Rincon city manager Donald Toms spoke to the Rincon noon Lion's Club on Tuesday afternoon, sharing a little about background and addressing the crowd's concerns about city operations.

October 17, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


IDA drops zoning immunity fight

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority won't continue the fight to get immunity from local zoning laws.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Town hall turnout, talk pleases chief

For the first time since its start, Guyton's police department experienced a decent turnout for their quarterly town hall meeting.

October 16, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


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City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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