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Commissioners opt not to pay bill - for now

After a lengthy and sometimes sharp-edged debate, Effingham County commissioners agreed in a divided vote to repay another current commissioner's company for installing a generator - but the question is when to do it.

March 22, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bill to limit chairman’s voting moves to Senate

A bill that would limit the powers and duties of the Effingham County commission chairman is in a state Senate committee for consideration.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Tall Ships visit to pay a call on Chamber members luncheon

Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah, will speak to an Effingham Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Savannah's plans for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival that Savannah will host starting May 3.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Hinson to seek re-election as magistrate

Judge Scott Hinson, Effingham County's Chief Magistrate, is announcing his intention to seek re-election for a second term in July's non-partisan election.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Guyton pushes for paving, drainage upgrades

Residents in one area of Effingham County soon may get some much-needed road improvements.

March 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA setting strategic course for its future

Members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority believe they have a vision of what they want to accomplish and what it may take to get those done, after finishing discussing their strategic plan.

March 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA renews pact with Chamber

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has renewed its professional services agreement with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

March 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield gets ready for next streetscape phase

Work on Springfield's long-awaited streetscape project is continuing, and its next phase could start later this year.

March 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City hopes to get Mars work soon

Plans for the renovation of the Mars Theater could be afoot soon, after Springfield City Council's action at its meeting Tuesday night.

March 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton to take up signs issue

With no signage regulations currently in place, the City of Guyton has virtually no say in the signs that go up in the city.

March 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hursey announces bid for re-election

Elizabeth Z. Hursey has announced that she will seek re-election for the office of clerk of Superior Court in Effingham County. Qualifying for the position opens May 23.

March 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Firehouse Subs delivers grant for county fire department

Effingham County Fire Rescue received a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for two thermal imaging cameras.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Farm Bureau president attends GFB Day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau President Stuart Exley traveled to Atlanta on Feb. 14 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Local Marine takes part in Bold Alligator exercise

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-For the Navy son of a Guyton man and grandson of a Guyton woman, "storming the beach" here looked much different than the iconic World War II photos of landing craft riding the waves to shore, followed by Marines running out with guns blazing. An amphibious beach assault today can mean vehicles emerging from the sea and moving inland where land operations can begin.

March 13, 2012 | By S.L. Standifird Special to the Herald | Local


Rincon man dies after Sunday morning accident

A Sunday morning accident in Glynn County claimed the life of a Rincon man.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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