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County gives $1K to fireworks show

Springfield's annual fireworks show is getting a little help from the county.

June 28, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County holds off on adopting FY13 budget

Though a first reading of a proposed budget still has not been approved, Effingham County commissioners appear to be closer to finalizing a plan for fiscal year 2013.

June 28, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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