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Kublin to run for Rincon City Council

Jeff Kublin, a resident of Rincon since 1996, has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Rincon City Council in this coming November's election.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon's building and zoning inspector resigns

Cathy Hughes, Rincon's long-time building and zoning inspector resigns.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Eagle Scout honored

On Aug. 21, Troop 165 proudly held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Daniel Jerald Smith at the Rincon's Lions Club.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners raise questions over state water plan draft

As Georgia tries to come up with a plan to manage its water resources, Effingham County officials are wondering just how much say they'll have in their future water needs.

September 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Senior citizens getting used to the information age

The United Way decided to make use of computers donated by holding senior computer classes at the center in Rincon.

September 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


County asks for right direction

In an effort to help clear the congestion on Effingham County roads, county commissioners asked local legislative delegation to help point them down the right road.

September 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Learning and growing

Ashley Boland, director of the Learning Treehouse, said the new location was opened to offer an after school program for students at Rincon and Ebenezer elementary schools.

September 18, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


County OK'd sheriff request

Effingham County commissioners have approved the sheriff's office adding a sex offender registry position.

September 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Local Democrats attend state function

In a program dedicated to the public service of the late Sen. Richard Russell, the annual leadership award was given to Rep. Calvin Smyre of Columbus. Smyre was elected to the Georgia House in 1974 and was its youngest member at age 26. He had chaired and continued to serve on the prestigious Rules Committee and as chair of the University System of Georgia Committee.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bevill speaks to Rotary

Janis Bevill of the Effingham County Tax Assessors Office spoke to the Sunrise Rotary members. Bevill explained the legal process of working through all the appeals.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County to discuss personnel issues

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a look at a handful of changes in job titles and job descriptions for county employees at their meeting today.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield, BOE reach water deal

Springfield City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Effingham Board of Education Councilmen approved the agreement with the Board of Education to run a water line down Highway 119 to furnish Effingham County Middle and Effingham County High schools with water from the city.

September 14, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Fire's in their blood

Firefighters from Effingham County and nine other departments took part in their annual pressurized container fire control class at South Effingham High School on Saturday.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Rincon to move city's first post office

Rincon's city council has decided to acquire the city's first post office building and move it behind the police department for the time being.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners unhappy with response, or lack thereof, from CGRDC

It's 90 miles from the Effingham County commissioners' office to the headquarters of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick, but the gap seems even greater to commissioners.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Second K9 joins Rincon police’s ranks

Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to alter rec board makeup

By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline project draws questions, critics

A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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