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Guyton, Rincon gear up election machines

Announcements and appointments were made at both Rincon and Guyton city council meetings as the cities look ahead to the Nov. 6 election.

July 12, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Mercer, Memorial announce plans for a medical school

SAVANNAH - Mercer University and Memorial Health announced Wednesday a major initiative to increase the number of doctors serving Georgia's communities. Mercer will expand its existing two-year clinical program at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah into a full four-year campus of the Mercer University School of Medicine.

July 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senior pageant donates to Habitat

Carolyn Bashlor with the Senior Southeastern Georgia Pageant made a presentation of a $800 check to Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. The check was deposited in Habitat's construction fund and will be used to purchase the interior doors for the house Habitat and its volunteers are building with Shirley Milton and her family.

July 12, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


County weighs requests for personnel

Effingham County commissioners want department heads requesting additional personnel to show that any prospective new employees would pay for themselves.

July 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Groups to probe tax solutions

Effingham County's state lawmakers have backed resolutions that call for the county to study its current tax structure.

July 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Traffic, historic areas top cities' goals at comp plan meeting

Effingham County's municipalities are looking at ways to preserve their historic areas as they finish their portions of the comprehensive plan.

July 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


900 in Rincon without power

A downed fuse has caused approximately 900 Rincon residents to be without power in the Lost Plantation area. Georgia Power crews have been called to the scene.

July 11, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


I-16 wreck Friday sends two men to hospital

An early Friday morning single vehicle wreck on I-16 at the Old River Road overpass left two people who had to be taken to a Savannah hospital.

July 10, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Home, sweet home

SAVANNAH - George Justice Jr from Savannah received an unexpected Father's Day gift when he was announced as the grand-prize winner of the newly-built, $345,000 St. Jude Dream Home house Sunday. His winning ticket was pulled from among more than 5,267 other tickets during the live St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway on WSAV TV.

July 10, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Hospital sees imaging center in near future

The ceremonial shovels turned over a little bit of dirt Thursday morning but within a couple of months, Effingham Hospital officials hope even more earth can be moved for its new imaging center.

July 10, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Blood supplies hit a dangerous level

ATLANTA - If this was your vehicle's gas gauge, you'd be more than a little nervous.

July 10, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Comp plan faces more questions at meeting

Some residents are asking Effingham County commissioners for more time before the county sends its comprehensive plan to the state for review.

July 10, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, developer to work on recreation use

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposal from a developer to waive an impact fee in exchange for access to recreation areas in a planned subdivision.

July 07, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon turns down rezoning request

Rincon's city council denied a petition by CORR Development to rezone nearly 20 acres on Fort Howard Road from single-family to multi-family residential.

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


Jewelers' grant to help train, recruit children's advocates

STATESBORO - Without the help of child advocates, several hundred children slip through the cracks of the judicial system every year and many more have to reenter the system utilizing an inefficient amount of resources from the courts. Recognizing the importance of this issue, the Jewelers for Children Foundation gave the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit a $10,000 grant to help recruit and train advocates for foster children.

July 07, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | 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


County to host pipeline public meeting

The Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Farm Bureau has its day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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


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