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Springfield council turns down group home’s request

After several neighborhood residents urged them, Springfield City Council members voted down a variance request for a group home.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Dasher to join council incumbents

Rincon residents were happy with the city's direction, said city council incumbents who were re-elected to their seats Tuesday.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Residents request county to close road

Residents along a south Effingham County road are asking county commissioners to close a portion of that road for safety reasons.

November 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon elections to be held today

Voters in Rincon will go to the polls today to fill three of the six seats on Rincon City Council.

November 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

GEFA drops its letter of credit need

The letters of credit required from developers for water and sewer infrastructure soon may be extinct in Effingham County.

November 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Candidate profiles

The Rincon City Council elections are the only contested municipal elections in Effingham County this year. There are three seats up for election and seven candidates running for those seats.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Insurance chief urges making the right choices

ATLANTA-State Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens urges consumers who are part of a group health plan to be prepared to make the right choices during health insurance open enrollment.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

State tourism team to visit county

Georgia Tourism's Product Development Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will be in Effingham County to conduct a Resource Team visit from Nov. 7-10.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

County to get outside opinion on request

Effingham County commissioners will ask a separate attorney if a contract with a developer means the county will have to pay that developer more money.

November 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

City gets $10K grant from state for work on the Mars

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation and the city of Springfield are rejoicing after being notified of winning a $10,000 grant to go toward improvements of the Mars Theater.

November 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon supporting GMA’s annual Mayors Motorcade

In the state of Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in Georgia's six hospitals and community-based housing serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. Many of these patients have little, if any, contact with or support from friends or family.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Open enrollment for Medicare now under way

ATLANTA-Americans now have seven full weeks to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage. During this year's Medicare open enrollment period, which ends Dec. 7, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services and the state's Area Agencies on Aging will offer free one-on-one assistance and community presentations to help Georgians make decisions about Medicare health and prescription drug plans.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Riverkeepers alarmed at fish kills in state’s Kaolin Belt

A pair of recent fish kills in Middle Georgia's kaolin-mining belt have the Savannah Riverkeeper and Altamaha Riverkeeper organizations concerned over state authorities' management and oversight of industrial wastewater permits at kaolin-processing facilities.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon to add fire training structure

Rincon's fire department is looking to add to its training repertoire.

October 31, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

A local feel to Occupy movement

Occupy Wall Street has reached the Coastal Empire.

October 31, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local

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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

The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Crash claims life of Guyton man

An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Commissioners take a look at slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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