Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2015 budget that shaves about 1 percent of spending from the current financial plan.
Effingham County commissioners raised rates for county water customers, and now commissioners are getting flooded with calls about water bills.
Work on re-paving Bunyan Kessler Road is expected to start soon, according to Effingham County officials.
A deed will be prepared so that Effingham County crews can begin taking care of what has been a private dirt road, after more than two dozen residents requested the county maintain it.
Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security have introduced an upgraded version of the state's emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia, which was designed to help Georgians stay safe and informed during emergencies. Upgrading the app was one of the recommendations of the governor's Severe Winter Weather Warning and Preparedness Taskforce.
Effingham County commissioners expect to get the much-awaited and anticipated audit of the county presented Tuesday.
As he watched news coverage of last week's school shooting in Oregon, Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie saw the need to remind the community that his office provides gun locks free of charge.
From glowing reviews of the sound system and an appreciation of the seating arrangements, Springfield City Council members are hearing plenty of good things about the Mars Theatre.
Suzanne Collier lost her home and all the belongings in it Monday night, but she is focusing on what she still has.
Funeral arrangements have been made for the 4-year-old Effingham County boy who died following a head-on collision on Highway 17 Friday afternoon.
Over the past four months, the Armstrong Police Department at Armstrong Atlantic State University collected nearly 500 pounds of unused prescription drugs. With the help of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, the drugs were transported to Florida to be incinerated.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia's net tax collections for May totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of nearly $42.25 million, or 3.1 percent, compared to the month-ended May 2013.
Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.
Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.
A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.
Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.
With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.
Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.
Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.
Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.
The millage rate is increasing in Springfield, after city council members approved a hike last Tuesday night.
State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.
Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.
Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.
Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.