The city of Springfield paved the way for starting the next phase of its streetscape project. City council members approved a bid Tuesday night for the locally-funded portion of phase 2 of the streetscape. The streetscape will run on the east side of Laurel Street - across from city hall - from First Street to the light at Madison Street. Council members also expressed their relief the streetscape project continues to move forward. "We started ...
SAVANNAH - An Effingham County man died Wednesday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at the intersection of Interstates 516 and 16.
Improvements to Effingham County's main recreational facility could be under way in the near future, after county commissioners approved a proposed recreation project list Tuesday.
Effingham County commissioners have approved the first reading of a budget that will keep millage rates level and boost county employees' pay by 3 percent as a cost-of-living adjustment.
A timber harvesting ordinance could be closer to being logged into Effingham County books. Commissioners have been pondering a timber harvesting ordinance that would require loggers to give the county notice when and where they intend to cut timber, in an effort to prevent damage to county roads. The ordinance also could allow the county to collect timber tax it might not be recouping. "We've had a lot of problems, especially on the northern end," ...
As Effingham County commissioners await the results of a special audit, they have the long-awaited general audit in their hands.
Amidst all the barbecues and cookouts over the extended July 4th holiday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office had a busy weekend of its own.
Effingham Health System announces that a new system used to detect surgical sponges has been implemented for its surgical suites.
Black bears have reportedly been roaming around Bulloch County over the past few weeks. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn confirmed Saturday night several black bear sightings in the area.
Having decided to forge ahead with upgrades for the south communications tower, Effingham County commissioners will deliberate how to pay for it and other improvements to the county's radio system.
Having grown up in the small town of Jackson, Dr. Tony Miranda appreciates the importance of helping neighbors.
AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Independence Day weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone an call for a Tow to Go ride through July 7.
The state Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to make safety a priority before boating this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend by wearing a life jacket, boating sober, taking a boating safety course and reviewing your safety check list.
ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.
STATESBORO - Georgia Department of Natural Resources' board voted to reorganize the department, creating a Law Enforcement Division separate from its Wildlife Resources Division.
ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season. As Secretary of State, Kemp serves as Georgia's charities regulator.
In more than ways than one, it was a big check presentation for the Mars Theatre on Tuesday night.
Speaking at a recent community meeting in Effingham County about the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace, Robert Campbell began with a caveat.
Effingham County commissioners could make inroads next week on what offices will go where.
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.