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Rincon trims its budget for coming fiscal year

Rincon City Council members have approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that will be $3.5 million less than the fiscal year 2012 plan.

December 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


AAA: Travel up, gas prices down

The AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6 percent from the 91.8 million people who traveled last year. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Dec. 22-Jan. 1, 2013.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


8-year-old airlifted after Saturday wreck

An 8-year-old child was airlifted to a Savannah hospital with serious injuries after a Saturday morning crash, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Allen remembered for a life of service

Lamar Allen will be sworn in soon for another term as chairman of the Effingham County Board of Education, the position his father George held for eight of his 28 years on the Effingham school board.

December 17, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


New fire fees go into effect in Springfield

There will be no millage rate increase for Springfield property owners, after city council members approved a long-debated fire fees plan.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City OKs false alarm ordinance

Springfield is hoping to cut down on the number of false alarms its emergency services have to answer.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield set to OK new fire fees

Springfield City Council members are scheduled to vote at a special called meeting Friday morning on final approval of a new slate of fire fees.

December 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plans proceed for new jail

Work could begin on the new jail and sheriff's office complex, after Effingham County commissioners approved a change order.

December 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State kicks off Zero Tolerance campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia's annual holiday campaign of Operation Zero Tolerance begins Friday and will last through New Year's Day.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Johnson offers words of wisdom for conservatives

One of the state's foremost conservatives said fellow conservatives need to think about who they talk to - and how they get their message across.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield looking at increase for sewer fees

Sewer fees for city of Springfield customers also appear to be on the rise.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield set to approve new fire fees

Fire fees in Springfield could be on the rise after city council members agreed to a new set of rates.

December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lighting the way

Last year, the Lost Plantation community helped one of its own, cancer patient Ashley Toler, through the proceeds from its first Light the Night Golf Cart Parade.

December 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Georgia-Pacific donates to local fire departments

Local fire departments will have a little more money at their disposal, thanks to Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

December 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Exchange Club kicks off Empty Stocking Fund drive

Again this year, the Exchange Club of Effingham County will make the holidays brighter for many local families in need through its Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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DOT recommends traffic beacon for 17/Marlow

The intersection of Highway 17 and Marlow Road may be in line for an upgrade that could augment safety at the crossing.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon tops for families in state

NerdWallet's survey results are cool with Rincon.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State DOT to hold pipeline public hearing April 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed petroleum pipeline that is expected to run from the Georgia-South Carolina border to the Georgia-Florida border.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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