MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville. More than 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.
Career-growth skills from resume-writing to keeping your new job are the focus of Georgia Southern University workshops in Savannah and Statesboro this summer.
Thanks to the Rincon Lions Club, local soldiers will be able to call home to their families. The Rincon Lions Club donated $1,000 to the Phone Cards for Soldiers campaign. The Veterans Park of Effingham board of directors is raising funds to purchase telephone cards for members of the local National Guard unit, Alpha Battery, now deployed in Afghanistan. With this donation, each of the 100 members deployed will receive at least one $10 phone card. Donations can be mailed to: Veterans Park, P.O. Box 1078, Springfield, GA 31329. For information, call Ruth Lee at 754-6730.
Anticipating a drop in property tax revenues, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is paring its budget.
Jacan Brown had friends across the county and across the state she had never met.
Work on renovating the historic Effingham County Courthouse is expected to begin soon, after county commissioners gave the go-ahead for selective demolition and exploration of the building.
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - It can be a terrifying thing to see a dog streaking toward you across a field, fast and low to the ground, lips peeled back from a mouth filled with huge white teeth. But for the son of a Rincon couple, all he can think about, as the 80-pound animal leaps toward his arm, is making sure the dog gets a good bite.
A closer, clearer look at Effingham County could help more readily determine flood zones in the near future.
The Springfield City Council has voted to present the underpass project as the sole transportation priority of the city.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue welcomed the news that Georgia won a Silver Shovel award from Area Development magazine, a key recognition of the state's business-friendly policies by a respected economic development publication. Georgia was one of 11 states honored by the magazine.
The Georgia Southern Continuing Education Center will host The Corporate Education Academy "Superior Customer Service Internal/External" and "Taking Ownership" seminars from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. on July 16.
SAVANNAH -The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Department at Savannah Technical College will hold a "hospitality casting call" on June 23 at 9 a.m. in the Eckburg Auditorium at the White Bluff Campus. Interviews will be conducted for admission into the STC's hospitality customer service provider certificate program. Upon successful completion of the 10-week program, students will be given an opportunity to interview with some of Savannah's largest hospitality employers.
As the 2009 hurricane season continues and moves closer toward its August through October peak, a new study from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia campaign has found that most Georgians are not adequately prepared for hurricanes and other natural or man-made disasters.
Water and sewer rates in Guyton will be heading up soon.
Effingham County fire investigators are looking into why a Jamestown Road home erupted in flames late Tuesday night in an apparent barbecuing accident.
ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.
Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.
A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.
Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.
The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).