Rates for Effingham County water users may be heading up.
Farmers and agricultural landowners have until June 1 to sign up for the 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment program (DCP). Agricultural producers and landowners located in Effingham, Bryan and Chatham counties should contact the local Farm Service Agency Office at 203 S. Laurel St. in Springfield on the second floor of the First Effingham Bank Building. The phone number is 754-6664, option 2.
The city of Rincon is giving businesses a break - but not a long one - to get their licenses renewed.
The Springfield City Council has approved a new nuisance abatement ordinance.
Guyton's plans to buy a new fire truck for its fire department are on hold.
Rincon City Council hopes to close in on a new city manager soon, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday.
A landmark year for the descendants of Effingham County's first European settlers is under way.
Rincon City Attorney Raymond Dickey is dismissive about former police chief Michael Berry's complaint against the city.
The State Set-Aside has awarded Effingham $9,914 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.
Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property has the opportunity to file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors. There is no requirement to file a return every year.
The massive structure that will ultimately house Effingham County's newest industry is going up at a rapid pace - and will be open by the end of the year.
Guyton City Council is looking for a better deal than its current loan with the state for its widely-debated wastewater treatment plant.
Rincon City Council members voted to deny the reinstatement of a veteran police officer fired last month.
Firefighters from three departments battled a blaze Wednesday afternoon that threatened a north Effingham County home.
A year ago, Effingham County commissioners opted to start reducing the amount of money the county provided to outside agencies. Last Tuesday, they reaffirmed their stance with a 5-1 vote.
Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.
Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.
The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.
Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.
The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.
One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.
Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.
The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.
Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.
The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.
Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.
Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.