Carolyn Bashlor with the Senior Southeastern Georgia Pageant made a presentation of a $800 check to Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. The check was deposited in Habitat's construction fund and will be used to purchase the interior doors for the house Habitat and its volunteers are building with Shirley Milton and her family.
Effingham County commissioners want department heads requesting additional personnel to show that any prospective new employees would pay for themselves.
Effingham County's state lawmakers have backed resolutions that call for the county to study its current tax structure.
Effingham County's municipalities are looking at ways to preserve their historic areas as they finish their portions of the comprehensive plan.
A downed fuse has caused approximately 900 Rincon residents to be without power in the Lost Plantation area. Georgia Power crews have been called to the scene.
An early Friday morning single vehicle wreck on I-16 at the Old River Road overpass left two people who had to be taken to a Savannah hospital.
SAVANNAH - George Justice Jr from Savannah received an unexpected Father's Day gift when he was announced as the grand-prize winner of the newly-built, $345,000 St. Jude Dream Home house Sunday. His winning ticket was pulled from among more than 5,267 other tickets during the live St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway on WSAV TV.
The ceremonial shovels turned over a little bit of dirt Thursday morning but within a couple of months, Effingham Hospital officials hope even more earth can be moved for its new imaging center.
ATLANTA - If this was your vehicle's gas gauge, you'd be more than a little nervous.
Some residents are asking Effingham County commissioners for more time before the county sends its comprehensive plan to the state for review.
Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposal from a developer to waive an impact fee in exchange for access to recreation areas in a planned subdivision.
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 Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project March 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.
The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.
Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats.
Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets.
Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday.
By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board.
A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening.
The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.
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.