More than 100 acres were burned as a fire off Go Cart Road traveled through an Effingham community on Monday afternoon.
Property assessment notices for 2007 are scheduled to be mailed by April 23. This year the appearance of the notice has changed. The tax assessors' office has heard complaints in the past about the notice layout and small print on the notice and has listened. Instead of an 8x5 form, the notice will be letter size, and the printing is large enough for most folks to read.
Harry O'Donoghue performs "Follow Me Up to Carlow" on the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum, during a presentation of classic and traditional Irish music at the South Effingham Branch Library in Rincon on Thursday.
The Georgia House of Representatives resoundingly overturned Gov. Sonny Perdue's veto of the fiscal year 2007 amended budget Friday.
Two groups are asking local employers to allow employees to wear jeans as part of "Jeans for Justice" on April 27.
A Rincon man was rescued by two police officers after his house went up in flames Saturday morning at 208 Quartz Drive.
On Saturday the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department hosted a fishing rodeo for children and senior adults at Baker Pond.
It was a chance for the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County to say what it doesn't say enough, chapter president Brett Gordon said - thank you.
ATLANTA – The state Senate passed its version of the $20.2 billion Fiscal Year 2008 budget Tuesday 53 to 1 - funding PeachCare for Kids at its present level and fully funding the state's education budget, returning nearly $50 million in previous austerity cuts to local systems.
Guyton has finally established guidelines for renting city property and accepting streets. Alderman Jeff Lariscy presented both policies to the council at last week's council meeting.
A Rincon paramedic was arrested and charged on Wednesday with sexual exploitation of children.
More than 100 acres in Guyton off Riverside Drive erupted into flames Thursday afternoon. No one was injured and no structures were harmed, however.
Officials in Springfield are working to get truck traffic off Laurel Street. Mayor Barton Alderman, Public Works Director Lowell Morgan and Councilman Charles Hinely met with representatives from the state Department of Transportation last week. Alderman said they went to the intersection of Laurel Street and Highway 119 for a look and also went to the railroad trestle. "We were lucky enough to see three or four log trucks came by to make the turn ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue presented Rincon's Temcor with this year's award for Manufacturer of the Year in the small company category (fewer than 150 employees) on Thursday. Temcor joined Perry's Perdue Farms facility and Lawrenceville's Ricoh Electronics as the state's top three manufacturers of the year.
Major storms ripped through Emanuel County Saturday night, damaging or destroying 30 homes. The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross has volunteers assisting families in Twin Cities and Adrian.
Effingham County commissioners agreed, in a split vote, to engage the same accounting firm doing the county's audit to look into the Keep Effingham Beautiful account - and there were plenty of questions directed at the auditor.
A tumultuous two weeks atop Effingham County's governmental operations came to a quiet end Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Georgia state troopers are preparing for patrols during the peak travel times this coming holiday weekend.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division is urging staying sober and knowing the laws when operating a boat this holiday weekend. There were 118 boating accidents and 12 boating-related fatalities in 2012 in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 180 boating-under-the-influence arrests.
County Administrator David Crawley and his wife, county clerk Patrice Crawley, both submitted their resignations Tuesday night.
The fate of an Effingham County dog that attacked a child last summer could be determined next month.
The 2013 assessment notice will be mailed May 21, with the last day to file an appeal on July 5. Appeals can be sent by U.S. mail or and delivered. Appeals will not be accepted if sent by electronic mail or fax.
Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.
A 14-year-old boy was critically injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a car while walking to his bus stop.
While Georgia experienced fewer motorcycle deaths overall in 2012, motorcyclists in the state are killed at a rate disproportionate to their counterparts in passenger cars, according to an analysis by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
An auditor's findings on the 2012 county audit were presented to Effingham County officials Friday afternoon, but the audit itself won't be ready for another couple of weeks, county commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said Monday.
State Environmental Protection Division officials heard a continued chorus from Ogeechee River residents, property owners and enthusiasts - no more dumping of pollutants into the stream.
A county commission meeting that was not held has become part of a swirling, building mass of allegations and possible changes in county leadership.
Effingham County Superior and State Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey attended the 2013 mandated and certified continuing judicial education annual spring seminar for Superior and State Court Clerks of Georgia on April 29-May 2.
The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.