A Guyton woman has won $50,000 playing the Georgia lottery.
Athletes from Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties will come together to compete in the 2007 Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 Summer Games on Wednesday at Savannah Country Day School (SCDS) and Bacon Park Golf Complex. Opening ceremonies will be at 10:30 a.m. at SCDS.
ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine joins FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to remind consumers that experts are predicting another above-average hurricane season, and now is the time for people to protect their homes and property against the most frequent natural disaster in America - floods.
Lt. Cmdr. John L. Lowery, grandson of the late John and Dorothy Crapps of Guyton, was awarded the Bronze Star at the Naval Sea System Command in Washington, D.C. for his actions in countering radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IED) in Iraq.
An Effingham County teen will be tried as an adult for fatally stabbing his younger brother and the stabbing of his parents on April 20 in Guyton.
Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Interim Executive Director Gregory R. Mason announced last Thursday that a loan of $2,904,759 has been executed with Rincon to expand and upgrade the current Sweigoffer Creek treatment facility.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider a unique proposal from a developer to put in water and sewer lines when they meet Tuesday.
Effingham County law enforcement officers and the community at large got a serious lesson in domestic violence on Thursday from domestic violence expert Derek Marchman.
In less than 30 months, the Georgia Southern University football program has had three head coaches.
The Springfield City Council will hold a public hearing on water and sewer rates May 22 at its second monthly council meeting.
About 60 anglers took part in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department's fishing rodeo at Baker Pond earlier this month.
ATHENS - Extreme drought conditions have developed across southeast and south-central Georgia. Another week with little or no rain and temperatures in the 70s and 80s have led to worsening drought conditions statewide.
Though the afternoon was perfect for sitting outside chatting in the shade, Susan Altman wasn't chatting, she was crying out for help.
The Sea Grill restaurant in Port Wentworth sponsored a fundraising golf tournament for the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County on April 4 and raised $4,790.
The Springfield City Council passed an ordinance instituting fire service fees Tuesday night.
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.
Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.
ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.
The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.
Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.
The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.
Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.