Guyton's joint public workshop with the Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper left attendees with more questions about a proposed wastewater treatment plant than answers. Local citizens and affected groups are doing what they can to try and stop Guyton from moving forward with its plans; however, it seems their efforts may be a little too late.
The nature of the relationship between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce is changing, and it's changing for the better, members of the two groups said.
After a walk around the woods, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority members really can see the forest for the trees.
Rick Gossett says the campaign to be sheriff came to him. Gossett, the current Bloomingdale police chief, said he intended to serve six more years in that position before retiring. But some Effingham County residents coaxed him to run for sheriff. "They convinced me we needed a change in the sheriff's department," he said. "And they convinced me we can get this done. "At the end of the next four years, which sheriff will have ...
Effingham County commissioners approved their budget for the coming fiscal year and the millage they believe they need to support it, but one commissioner has had a change of heart in how the money is doled out.
Scott Hinson, owner of Hinson's Georgia Market, and his wife Sue Nell have announced his intention to run for chief magistrate of Effingham County.
As much as she wanted to, Vera Jones won't be running for re-election to the Effingham County Board of Education.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) and a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in Congress approved legislation Thursday that will lend an extra helping hand to workers who've lost their jobs in the recent economic downturn. The Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act will immediately give workers who've lost their jobs 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits in every state. It was approved by a vote of 274-137.
RINCON - "Like Nero in ancient Rome, the Democrat-controlled Congress is fiddling while the economy goes up in flames because of skyrocketing fuel prices," said Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah). "People across the 12th District tell me they want real solutions to this problem, not just politics-as-usual."
Rincon City Council gave the go-ahead on preliminary plans for a 10,000 square foot commercial building at its meeting last Monday night.
Guyton Police Chief Randy Alexander is hoping to get to enforce another law and asked the city council to look at putting it on the books.
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced that his statewide grassroots team for his re-election campaign is now organized in all 159 counties and 13 congressional districts.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote to be eligible to cast a ballot in the July 15 general primary is Monday.
A transformer failed at Georgia Power's substation near Goshen Road and Highway 21, leading to widespread blackouts in Rincon on Friday morning.
As he traverses Georgia's far-flung 12th Congressional District, John Stone hears a constant refrain.
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.
An already-horrific scene became a tragedy for one Effingham County family when investigators determined the identities of three people who died in a fiery crash on Thursday.
A new discharge permit has been issued for a Screven County textiles plant after recommendations from environmental groups were included in the proposal.
Effingham Health System conducted an emergency preparedness drill in collaboration with Effingham County EMS, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and the Springfield Fire Department.
Effingham County commissioners have approved a short-term work program for the current fiscal year, identifying the projects and equipment to be started or bought.