San Diego, Calif. - Effingham County stood out from more than 300,000 organizations worldwide that use geographic information system (GIS) software to make a difference in the world. ESRI presented the organization with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 27th Annual ESRI International User Conference in San Diego on June 20.
Rincon city officials were commended for their certificates from the Georgia Municipal Association at the Rincon City Council meeting on Monday night.
A Rincon day care had a close call after a pest control company improperly sprayed for fleas on their premises.
An Effingham County woman was killed when she was thrown from a vehicle in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning.
According to a preliminary report from the Georgia State Patrol, Roxanne Watkins Wilharm, 51, of Guyton, was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by John Wesley Eaton, also of Guyton. They were driving west on Interstate 16, approximately six miles from Highway 67, when Eaton apparently lost control of the vehicle and drove into the median. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting Wilharm.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary group on July 3.
The Springfield City Council has approved a contract to purchase 105 acres of land for a spray field on Rincon-Stillwell Road for $2.4 million.
Past President Lem Lancaster passes the gavel to new President Aaron "Ace" Herring.
Effingham Care Center residents and their families were treated to good food and plenty of watermelon to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Blue Bell Ice Cream is helping the American Red Cross encourage people to donate blood twice this summer with a special thank you gift of a pint of ice cream. Everyone who comes to give blood from July 9-13 at any Red Cross donor center or blood drive will receive a free coupon for a pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream or an actual pint of ice cream, while supplies last. The coupons can be redeemed at any store that sells Blue Bell Ice Cream.
Paradegoers and participants were greeted with sunny skies and a very warm morning Saturday for the procession.
Many people worked hard to organize Rincon's Fourth of July festivities this year, and the city is looking at how to make it even better next year.
On Saturday evening, the cities of Springfield and Guyton joined forces with the county to host the annual fireworks display held at Effingham County High School.
Residents along Old Augusta Road raised concerns about possible future traffic woes with Effingham County commissioners.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Adolescent Health and Youth Development reports the decline of pregnancy rates among Georgia females between the ages of 15 and 17 exceeds the national average rate by 4 percent.
Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.
Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.
Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.
ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.
STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.
STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.
An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.
A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.
Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.
Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.
Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.
So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.
The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.
The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.
TIFTON - To educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide wildlife hotline.