An Effingham County couple is trying to rebuild their lives after losing their home to lightning on Wednesday afternoon.
Three Springfield residents qualified Monday for the city council election.
Georgia Air National Guardsman Daniel W. Peigh of Guyton, a 25-year veteran of the 117th Air Control Squadron in Savannah, was recently awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal at ceremonies held at the Hunter Army Airfield unit.
Jeff Kublin, a resident of Rincon since 1996, has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Rincon City Council in this coming November's election.
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.
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.