Rincon's city council denied a petition by CORR Development to rezone nearly 20 acres on Fort Howard Road from single-family to multi-family residential.
STATESBORO - Without the help of child advocates, several hundred children slip through the cracks of the judicial system every year and many more have to reenter the system utilizing an inefficient amount of resources from the courts. Recognizing the importance of this issue, the Jewelers for Children Foundation gave the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit a $10,000 grant to help recruit and train advocates for foster children.
Springfield City Councilman Dennis Webb recommended the city send a letter to the Environmental Protection Division refusing to pay "fines or penalties" for withdrawals above their permit Tuesday.
Effingham County residents will get a chance to have their say in the direction of the county tonight (Thursday).
The state Department of Community Health gave the Effingham Hospital the go-ahead Wednesday for the construction of an imaging and diagnostic center adjacent to its primary care facility at Highway 21 and Goshen Road.
Another Guyton resident has hit the jackpot.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce bestowed its John Adam Treutlen Award on Herb Jones at the chamber's annual meeting Thursday night at Effingham County High School.
Coordinators of Rincon's annual July 4 festivities are implementing some new things this year in an effort to make the event bigger and better.
United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted its 15th Annual Golf Tournament on June 4 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.
The incoming Effingham County Chamber of Commerce president hopes to build bridges across county lines.
Jammed into Annaliesa Sterno's new home on Highway 17 Sunday afternoon were friends, family and those who helped build it, huddled together on a warm June day.
Atlanta - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel welcomed Monday's unanimous ruling of the Georgia Supreme Court reversing last fall's decision by a Fulton County Superior Court Judge that Georgia's Photo ID law was unconstitutional.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order lifting certain restrictions for commercial trucks and other types of motor vehicles transporting food to livestock. The severe drought in Georgia has resulted in an inability to produce home-grown crops sufficient to sustain Georgia livestock.
Those from the business and medical communities celebrated the opening of the new Effingham Hospital Physician's Center in Springfield on Tuesday morning.
Mitchell Bieber was indicted by the grand jury on Monday in Effingham County Superior Court following evidence presented by Brad Brown, an investigator with the sheriff's office.
Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.
Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.
The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.
As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.
The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.
SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.
The various arms of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are now under one roof - and just as happy as Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie appears to be for that, he's also happy to have them under a roof and in a building that won't be as much of a problem.
Effingham County's transportation ills could be getting a little bit of remedy, starting this spring.
Springfield City Council members addressed a long-standing goal at their Jan. 13 meeting.
The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.
Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to sign off on a resolution forged by a statewide legislative committee exploring ways to finance transportation improvements.
There are still a few items left to address, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is settled into its new home.
With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.
A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.