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.
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.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary group on July 3.
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.
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.
Paradegoers and participants were greeted with sunny skies and a very warm morning Saturday for the procession.
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 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.
Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.
The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.
Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.
Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.
A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.
Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.
On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.
An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.
While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.