Believing in "if you build it, they will come" may have worked in the movie "Field of Dreams," but some concerned citizens believe it may prove costly for Guyton residents if the city council moves forward with their plans to build a 500,000-gallon per day capacity wastewater treatment facility.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) voted Wednesday for legislation that will prevent an automatic tax hike on middle class families.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced Thursday that they are co-sponsoring legislation that addresses rising gas prices as well as provides a balanced approach to America's long-term energy needs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to provide funds for American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday.
On the surface, the design of the Guyton Police Department's town hall meetings is for the police to let citizens know what they're doing. But it's also a chance for residents to tell the cops what they may need to know about their neighborhoods.
The Statesboro Herald, in cooperation with Ogeechee Technical College, is sponsoring a Democratic primary debate for U.S. House District 12, held at OTC's Joseph E. Kennedy Building auditorium July 2 at 7 p.m.
The Springfield Police Department has made it a little more convenient to pay fines for citations.
Plans for the annual Rincon Fourth of July parade are proceeding rapidly, according to city officials and parade organizers.
Local businessman Scott Hinson has qualified to run for the Effingham County chief magistrate seat and local attorney Richard Rafter has qualified to run for probate court judge.
The Springfield City Council approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing a GEFA loan agreement for the upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility and addition of a spray field for $5.4 million.
A political forum will be held on July 1 at 7 p.m. at the South Effingham High School, featuring the candidates in the contested county races in the July 15 primary. The candidates will be questions by a panel of citizens on their qualifications for the office and what their plans for serving in the capacities they seek.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) endorsed Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Knight.
ATLANTA - Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Knight unveiled his proposal for education policy.
Rincon - Barack Obama's endorsement of U.S. Rep. John Barrow is "hypocritical and nothing more than politics-as-usual" according to candidate for Congress Ray McKinney.
Georgia state troopers along with officers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police divisions will team with law enforcement officers from local police and sheriffs' departments across Georgia for Operation Zero Tolerance, Georgia's high visibility impaired driving enforcement program.
Chairman Wendall Kessler had to cast the tie-breaking vote as Effingham County commissioners voted 3-2 to refund water and sewer impact fees to four property owners.
Effingham County will prepare an agreement for the city of Rincon to go over, after Rincon officials stated their case Tuesday for a fire station on Blue Jay Road.
Rincon's fiscal year 2014 budget will be slightly smaller than the current budget, after a proposed spending plan was presented for a public hearing at the city council's last meeting.
As of Wednesday, free nicotine replacement therapy supplies are still available for people living in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, together with representatives from several other federal, state, and local government agencies, will conduct a free "one-stop shop" for veterans benefits at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Effingham County commissioners need to clarify discrepancies in who they want to run the day-to-day operations of county government and how that person should go about doing the job, an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative said.
A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a congressional day office.
The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site is hoping to add to its collection and exhibits, and it's becoming an increasingly popular destination, Springfield City Council members learned.
Nearly one in four, 23 percent, of consumers think people are more likely to use a designated driver on Thanksgiving, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet five in 10, 48 percent, reported they have never been a designated driver.
ATLANTA-The Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
A Screven County man died in a three-vehicle collision late Monday afternoon at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads, Effingham's second deadly crash in less than a week.
Sometime in early March, the doors of Springfield's Mars Theatre are expected to swing open, welcoming patrons and guests for the first time since the building closed more than 50 years ago.
Some of the images Joe Heath comes across online are so disturbing, he doesn't understand why anyone would want to see them.
Rincon City Council members hope new signs can point the way to what the city has going on.
The city of Guyton could advertise for bids for its planned wastewater treatment plant as soon as next month, Mayor Michael Garvin said.