Construction on Effingham County's new jail is ahead of schedule and inmates could be moved in as soon as the end of June, according to Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.
The county has agreed to keep the Department of Juvenile Justice in its current home for at least the next year.
The city of Springfield found its next public works director - and it's someone with a lot of experience in local government.
Effingham County commissioners are waiting on the results of a special audit on the Keep Effingham Beautiful account.
Democrats from across the state who gathered at Georgia Southern University's Russell Union Ballrooom said Georgia's demographics are changing, and the red state could turn into blue on the electoral map.
The state Department of Transportation is asking motorists to use caution and expect delays on Ebenezer Road and Highway 21 Friday morning.
ATLANTA - A new Georgia task force on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is asking for the public's input on how the state can improve care, support, and awareness activities for residents coping with dementia. The comments will be used to develop a statewide plan to address the needs of a growing population of Georgians living with Alzheimer's and other related dementias.
Southeast Georgia has experienced a lot of rain over the past several weeks, which could cause an increase in public health-related issues such as mosquito breeding and septic system failure. Coastal Health District officials recommend that residents take whatever precautions possible to minimize potential problems.
A bicyclist was seriously injured when he was hit by a pickup on Highway 21 late Wednesday night.
An Effingham County nurse scored a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize in Port Wentworth. David West of Springfield played the instant game 50X The Money, winning a $1 million top prize. The lucky winner claimed his prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah. West, 57, purchased his lucky ticket at Flash Foods No. 146 on Highway 21 in Port Wentworth. "It was a lucky day," West said. "I was on my way ...
More than 20 people have applied to fill the county clerk position, and Effingham County commissioners still may have to decide just how the next county administrator will function.
The mother of an Effingham County child badly injured in a pit bull attack last year said Tuesday afternoon the dog meant to kill her son.
A corrective action plan stemming from Effingham County's audit will be put into place, but commissioners also were advised that their policies may need more review.
A dispossessory notice filed against Effingham County could be negated, after the property owner asked the magistrate court to do so.
A Rincon City Council member is asking for the city to take more than a mulligan on its golf course.
Chairman Wendall Kessler had to cast the tie-breaking vote as Effingham County commissioners voted 3-2 to refund water and sewer impact fees to four property owners.
Effingham County will prepare an agreement for the city of Rincon to go over, after Rincon officials stated their case Tuesday for a fire station on Blue Jay Road.
Rincon's fiscal year 2014 budget will be slightly smaller than the current budget, after a proposed spending plan was presented for a public hearing at the city council's last meeting.
As of Wednesday, free nicotine replacement therapy supplies are still available for people living in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, together with representatives from several other federal, state, and local government agencies, will conduct a free "one-stop shop" for veterans benefits at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Effingham County commissioners need to clarify discrepancies in who they want to run the day-to-day operations of county government and how that person should go about doing the job, an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative said.
A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a congressional day office.
The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site is hoping to add to its collection and exhibits, and it's becoming an increasingly popular destination, Springfield City Council members learned.
Nearly one in four, 23 percent, of consumers think people are more likely to use a designated driver on Thanksgiving, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet five in 10, 48 percent, reported they have never been a designated driver.
ATLANTA-The Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
A Screven County man died in a three-vehicle collision late Monday afternoon at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads, Effingham's second deadly crash in less than a week.
Sometime in early March, the doors of Springfield's Mars Theatre are expected to swing open, welcoming patrons and guests for the first time since the building closed more than 50 years ago.
Some of the images Joe Heath comes across online are so disturbing, he doesn't understand why anyone would want to see them.
Rincon City Council members hope new signs can point the way to what the city has going on.
The city of Guyton could advertise for bids for its planned wastewater treatment plant as soon as next month, Mayor Michael Garvin said.