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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


County to ask DOT to study light at Chimney Road

Effingham County commissioners will ask the state Department of Transportation to look at putting in a traffic light at the intersection of Highway 21 and Chimney Road.

October 16, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County narrows field for jail work

Effingham County commissioners are expected to decide next month which architect will lead the renovations of the old courthouse and the sheriff's complex and jail.

October 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow: Timelines can send message to Iraqis

U.S. Rep. John Barrow doesn't believe Congress should set deadlines for the Iraqi government, but he thinks timelines can help send a message to the floundering leadership.

October 12, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs developing park master plan

The Springfield City Council approved an agreement to develop a master plan for the downtown park areas.

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Saraf ready to run again

Well-known resident and public figure George Saraf is once again throwing himself into Rincon politics. And the fire in the belly is no less flaming.

October 10, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield won't penalize residents for leaks

The Springfield City Council approved a system that will allow city employees to adjust water rates in the event of a verified leak.

October 10, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Barrow trying to change the tone

The spirit of bipartisanship may be sinking in the Congress, but that doesn't mean some lawmakers aren't trying to bail the water out, according to Rep. John Barrow.

October 10, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs fire department cost recovery

The Springfield City Council approved a bid for cost recovery services for the fire department Tuesday.

October 10, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon honors Gibson

Outgoing planning and appeals commission member William Gibson was awarded a plaque by Mayor Ken Lee and commission chairman James Head for his five years of service at last Monday night's council meeting. Coming in Thursday's paper, Gibson reflects on his years on the commission and the direction in which the city is going.

October 10, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Massive tract eyes Rincon annexation

Over 1,000 acres of land fronting Highway 21 were rezoned planned unit development by the Rincon City Council at Monday night's meeting.

October 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Singups for ag disaster programs are starting

Signup dates for the new livestock compensation program, livestock indemnity program and crop disaster program have been announced. Eligible livestock producers can apply to receive benefits under the livestock compensation and livestock indemnity programs starting Sept. 10.

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield, IDA take seat appointment to court

Attorneys for Springfield and the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority presented oral arguments on the legality of Springfield City Councilman Charles Hinely's appointment to the IDA board Wednesday morning in Effingham County Superior Court.

October 09, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Wells wants to plan for Guyton's growth

On the last day to qualify for the Nov. 6 election, Jimmy Wells made the last-minute decision to add his name to the ticket and give both incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin and Fred Griffin some more competition.

October 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


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


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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