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Audit says Rincon finances in good shape

Rincon's financial health is improving, auditors told Rincon City Council.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Atlantic Avenue Park almost ready

After some time, improvements to the Atlantic Avenue Park in Rincon are finally near completion.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Effingham roads to get DOT striping

JESUP - Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl announces a striping contract awarded in 18 southeast Georgia counties based on bids received in the June 22 letting.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Cobbleton residents irate over water bills

Residents in the Springfield water service delivery area came to the city council to request the city look into concerns about the amount of usage reported on their bills.

August 09, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield police gets tasers

Springfield police officers have begun carrying tasers with the help of donations from community members.

August 09, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


A golden day, anniversary for Walt's

Fifty years ago, Walt Gnann opened a small TV and appliance repair shop in Springfield. Saturday, customers packed a now vastly larger store to help Gnann and his family mark the golden anniversary of Walt's TV, Furniture and Appliance.

August 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New stores headed Rincon's way

New businesses are headed to the Rincon South shopping center at the corner of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Fire leaves family homeless

A family of five lost their home in a fire early Thursday morning due in part to the loss of electricity from the storm on Wednesday.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon narrows search for city manager

Rincon announced its final two candidates for the city manager position on Wednesday afternoon.

August 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Aging Services urges heat caution for seniors

ATLANTA - As temperatures rise, people become concerned about older persons and young children because they do not adjust well to sudden changes in temperature and are more prone to heat stress.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary end of year celebration

During the Effingham County Rotary Club's end of the year celebration on a riverboat in Savannah, Jeff Kublin was named the Club's Rotarian of the Year.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham makes pitch on road issues

SAVANNAH - The growth in the Savannah ports and "Florida flight" are adding to the population ranks in Effingham County and in turn to the number of vehicles of the roads, state lawmakers were told Wednesday afternoon.

August 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Forklift operator killed in mishap

A Sylvania woman was killed on the job in a forklift accident early Tuesday morning at Network Logistic Solutions, Inc. in Rincon.

August 04, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


A big day for the Y

The 07/07/07 date was merely coincidence. What led to the Effingham YMCA's doors opening Saturday was the result of lots of hard work, Y officials said.

August 04, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Elections board ponders office space, budget

Effingham County's newly-constituted elections board met for the first time Tuesday morning and already has plenty of questions.

August 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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