Cathy Hughes, Rincon's long-time building and zoning inspector resigns.
On Aug. 21, Troop 165 proudly held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Daniel Jerald Smith at the Rincon's Lions Club.
As Georgia tries to come up with a plan to manage its water resources, Effingham County officials are wondering just how much say they'll have in their future water needs.
The United Way decided to make use of computers donated by holding senior computer classes at the center in Rincon.
In an effort to help clear the congestion on Effingham County roads, county commissioners asked local legislative delegation to help point them down the right road.
Ashley Boland, director of the Learning Treehouse, said the new location was opened to offer an after school program for students at Rincon and Ebenezer elementary schools.
Effingham County commissioners have approved the sheriff's office adding a sex offender registry position.
In a program dedicated to the public service of the late Sen. Richard Russell, the annual leadership award was given to Rep. Calvin Smyre of Columbus. Smyre was elected to the Georgia House in 1974 and was its youngest member at age 26. He had chaired and continued to serve on the prestigious Rules Committee and as chair of the University System of Georgia Committee.
Janis Bevill of the Effingham County Tax Assessors Office spoke to the Sunrise Rotary members. Bevill explained the legal process of working through all the appeals.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a look at a handful of changes in job titles and job descriptions for county employees at their meeting today.
Springfield City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Effingham Board of Education Councilmen approved the agreement with the Board of Education to run a water line down Highway 119 to furnish Effingham County Middle and Effingham County High schools with water from the city.
Firefighters from Effingham County and nine other departments took part in their annual pressurized container fire control class at South Effingham High School on Saturday.
Rincon's city council has decided to acquire the city's first post office building and move it behind the police department for the time being.
It's 90 miles from the Effingham County commissioners' office to the headquarters of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick, but the gap seems even greater to commissioners.
On Tuesday area Rotary clubs, including the Effingham Sunrise Rotary, held their annual blood drive. Several pints of blood were donated in an effort to help the Red Cross improve their emergency blood supplies.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.
A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.
Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.
The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.
Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.
An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.
An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.