The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a revision in its intergovernmental agreement with Springfield for water in a deal that officials believe benefits the IDA, Springfield and the county.
United Way of the Coastal Empire has received another helping hand in its effort to help victims and families of the sugar refinery fire. Target Stores will make a $10,000 contribution to United Way specifically to help provide grief counseling and support services necessary for children and their families who have been negatively impacted by the fire at Imperial Sugar.
Effingham County Fire/Rescue is offering fire safety inspections to all businesses, public buildings and churches within the county. This free service has been available since February 2007 through the department's prevention division.
SAVANNAH - On Saturday afternoon, an estimated 700 Imperial Sugar refinery workers, their family and friends and the men and women of the emergency services who responded to the Feb. 7 explosion gathered in the Savannah Civic Center to remember lives lost and changed in the blast that has since claimed 11 and injured dozens.
March 18, 2008|
Special to the Herald
United Way Effingham Service Center sponsored a local American Red Cross blood drive on Friday. The blood drive was being held to address the need for blood for burn victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.