An Effingham County man has appealed his guilty verdict in the 2006 murder of his infant daughter to the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Effingham County commissioners are scheduled discuss the service delivery agreements in a workshop next week as they inch closer to finalizing those pacts with the municipalities.
Effingham County commissioners have voted to amend an ethics ordinance adopted a month ago in order to study it further.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's retreat next month also will have reviews of their various professional services contracts on the agenda.
Effingham County leaders and officials will descend upon the Gold Dome of Atlanta and other venues Monday morning as Effingham Day at the Capitol begins.
The coming 11 months have the potential for keeping the Effingham Industrial Development Authority busy, IDA CEO John Henry said Thursday.
Effingham County voters may get a chance in the next couple of months to determine if they want Sunday alcohol sales.
Rates for Effingham County's water customers may be headed up. Savannah Industrial and Domestic, which provides the county with its drinking water, is raising rates by another 5 cents per 1,000 gallons. Savannah I&D raised its rates last year by 6 cents, but commissioners opted then not to pass that rate hike along to its consumers. The county is charged the retail rate for customers inside the Savannah city limits. "Our rates are based on ...
Effingham County commissioners may approve amending an ethics ordinance that was passed only a month and a half ago. Commissioners approved a first reading of an ethic ordinance amendment at their Jan. 4 meeting by a 4-2, with Chairman Dusty Zeigler and Commissioner Bob Brantley voting against having the ethics ordinance changed. Commissioners opted to revert back to the ethics language contained in the personnel policies of the Effingham County human resources manual. "There were a few ...
A Springfield man reported missing by his family has been found alive and well, according to the Effingham County Sherif's Office.
Effingham County commissioners could be close to putting more work on Old Augusta Road improvements out for bid. County Administrator David Crawley said the county is close to completing right-of-way acquisition for the next phase, known as 2A. "Phase 2A is almost 100 percent ready to go," he said. For the complete story, see the Friday Jan. 14 print edition of the Effingham Herald.
Effingham County's anti-meth stance is becoming more visible. In support of the Georgia Meth Project and the Effingham County Family Connections and Communities and Schools, county, school, sheriff and police vehicles will begin displaying decals with the slogan "METH not even once." "I think it's a great thing," said Effingham County Sheriff Office Chief Deputy Richard Bush. "It's gonna show the public more that we have a meth problem everywhere, but particularly our county, and that we ...
The Guyton City Council has approved a series of intergovernmental agreements with Effingham County that will set parameters for parts of the service delivery strategy. Council members unanimously approved separate service delivery agreements for recreation, the county jail, fire protection and road maintenance and construction. After months of negotiation, county and municipal representatives ironed out a proposal that would require intergovernmental agreements between the county and the individual cities for such services as recreation, fire protection, ...
Rincon Police officers are getting four new patrol cars for their fleet - and they're getting new computer software to boot. City council members approved purchasing four Dodge Chargers to replace the same number of aging Ford Crown Victorias in the police department's 16-vehicle fleet. Chief Mike Bohannon said four of the department's Crown Victorias needed maintenance last weekend. "This will bring the fleet up-to-date," he said. For the complete story, see the Friday Jan. 14 print edition ...
A former chairman of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is returning the board after county commissioners approved five appointments to the IDA last Tuesday evening. Chap Bennett, who served on the IDA as a selection from the city of Rincon, is being returned to the board as one of the five commission picks. But one of the selections for the IDA board drew opposition from Chairman Dusty Zeigler and another former IDA member. Zeigler and Arthur Rud, ...
The fate of an Effingham County dog that attacked a child last summer could be determined next month.
The 2013 assessment notice will be mailed May 21, with the last day to file an appeal on July 5. Appeals can be sent by U.S. mail or and delivered. Appeals will not be accepted if sent by electronic mail or fax.
Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.
A 14-year-old boy was critically injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a car while walking to his bus stop.
While Georgia experienced fewer motorcycle deaths overall in 2012, motorcyclists in the state are killed at a rate disproportionate to their counterparts in passenger cars, according to an analysis by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
An auditor's findings on the 2012 county audit were presented to Effingham County officials Friday afternoon, but the audit itself won't be ready for another couple of weeks, county commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said Monday.
State Environmental Protection Division officials heard a continued chorus from Ogeechee River residents, property owners and enthusiasts - no more dumping of pollutants into the stream.
A county commission meeting that was not held has become part of a swirling, building mass of allegations and possible changes in county leadership.
Effingham County Superior and State Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey attended the 2013 mandated and certified continuing judicial education annual spring seminar for Superior and State Court Clerks of Georgia on April 29-May 2.
The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.
Rincon City Council members are hoping new rates and fees will be just the draw to hook more golfers to the city's course.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office soon will put new cars on the road, replacing four cars no longer serviceable because of wrecks.
The Coastal Bank branch in Rincon was damaged by a fire caused by a lightning strike during the storm that rolled through Effingham County late Monday afternoon.
Should the Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Organization seek to include portions of Effingham County, Springfield likely won't be taking part.
One group of students was not entirely focused on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests given in Effingham County schools over the past several days.