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Rincon explores use of lower Floridan aquifer

Rincon City Council took up the issue of drawing water from the lower Floridan aquifer as they discussed the payment of a portion of fees incurred by Rincon, Richmond Hill, Consolidated Utilities, and the engineering firm of Carter and Sloope.

November 30, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Petition seeks assessors’ ousters

A local taxpayers watchdog group has filed a petition to have three members of the Effingham County Board of Assessors removed from office.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Edenfield named vice commander for 165th

Col. Keith Edenfield has been given a new leadership role as vice commander of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield to hold three hearings on proposed 2009 millage rate

Springfield City Council will hold three public hearings on its proposed millage rate and will hold a workshop tonight for the fiscal year 2010 budget.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Trailer fire leaves family homeless

A trailer fire early Saturday morning left a local family of three in need of assistance. According to the Red Cross, the fire happened about 3 or 3:30 Saturday morning on George Hurst Road. Although the home was totally destroyed, nobody was hurt in the incident.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Local arts council ready to be redrawn

It's been several years since Effingham County had an arts council, but a group of community leaders says it's time to build it again.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to offer service to industrial tract

Rincon City Council voted on Monday to offer to supply water and sewer services to the Springfield Investment Company - but with the city's "normal stipulations," according to city attorney, Raymond Dickey.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon completes Lions Club building deal

The city of Rincon has purchased the Lions Club Building on Lexington Avenue through a lease-purchase agreement with the Rincon Lions Club.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


FORCE, deer processor join forces

A new program is under way that will add to local food pantries' ability to feed the needy in the community.

November 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Lions treat quartermasters

The 110th Quartermaster Company served as the color guard for Saturday's Rincon Christmas parade and leading the way was company commander Capt. Lacey Sims, a Rincon native. Sims said he was proud to be leading the way in his hometown parade. The company was just redeployed from Iraq in August.

November 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton preparing for its Christmas parade, festival

Guyton is gearing up for its annual Christmas festival.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber pushes common goals in Vision Effingham

After spending two days at its annual retreat trying to come up with a vision for Effingham County, the Effingham Chamber of Commerce now wants to start putting that foresight into motion.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA, Chamber agree to new deal

The relationship between the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Development Authority will continue, after IDA members ratified a revised professional services agreement with the Chamber on Thursday.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield buys Mars Theatre

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of the Mars Theater building at a special called meeting on Tuesday.

November 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County agrees to back hospital’s plans

The Effingham Hospital is taking its plan for expansion and modernization to the federal government after county commissioners agreed to back their proposal - but not without some final and pointed questions for hospital representatives.

November 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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County to spend $1M to replenish graders

With the heavy equipment needed to repair the county's dirt roads and ditches inoperable, Effingham County commissioners have committed to spend nearly $1 million ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham Girl Scouts receive Silver Award

In June 2015, Mary Surber, Alana Clairmont, and Lauren Stark, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197, began working toward a Silver Award which is the second ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Tuesday wreck results in two deaths

A two-car accident Tuesday afternoon took the life of oneEffinghamCountywoman and seriously injured another woman.

July 01, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Local


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