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Rincon to restart city manager search

The city of Rincon is resuming its search for a permanent city manager.

June 28, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon gets $100K grant for reuse infrastructure

ATLANTA-Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark announced the approval of a Georgia Fund water reuse grant of $100,000 to the city of Rincon. The grant, approved by the GEFA executive committee, will finance constructing a water reuse distribution and irrigation system. The GEFA executive committee previously approved a $2,500,000 Georgia Fund loan for this project in June 2010. Rincon will contribute $20,000 in local funds.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Grant to help firefighters get dressed for wildland fire success

Effingham County Fire Rescue is well-equipped to fight structure fires at homes and businesses.

June 28, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hospital unhappy with split trainer contract

With two local sports medicine providers offering to serve Effingham County schools, the Board of Education compromised.

June 28, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State launches campaign to check the IDs of those buying tobacco products

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently launched an educational campaign reminding retailers who sell tobacco to check the ID of anyone who looks under the age of 26. The "Check It" campaign coincides with the Synar program and emphasizes the danger and consequences of selling tobacco products to minors, which could result in fines, jail time and job loss.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Candidates’ forum set for Thursday evening

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a candidates' forum, to be held Thursday at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County closes in on finishing FY13 budget

Effingham County commissioners will go over the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget again Tuesday night - but any new budget won't be approved before the current fiscal year expires.

June 25, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New apartment complex opens doors

The first residents have started moving into a new apartment complex offering Effingham County a quality, affordable housing option.

June 25, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City anxious to get light at 9th Street

A long-awaited traffic signal is closer to being turned on for the city of Rincon.

June 25, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Leadership class wants to open new doors to county

Concluding several months of leadership training, the Leadership Effingham class of 2012 offered input to the Effingham Chamber of Commerce on three local issues.

June 25, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Crime info at click of a button

Data on crime in Effingham County and Rincon is now available at the community's fingertips.

June 21, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners question sheriff on budget, cars

Effingham County staff and Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie will pore over his office's budget, after commissioners questioned the sheriff on the use of take-home cars and having a separate radio dispatch.

June 21, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City to save nearly $700K with new bond

Springfield is taking its bid to pay off its water and sewer infrastructure to the bond market.

June 21, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner urges caution with sparklers

ATLANTA-While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

June 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State Supreme Court overturns decision

The state's highest court has overturned an Effingham County Superior Court judge's decision to remove Springfield mayor Jeff Northway from office and has granted Northway's motion to dismiss.

June 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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