More than 100 acres were burned as a fire off Go Cart Road traveled through an Effingham community on Monday afternoon.
Property assessment notices for 2007 are scheduled to be mailed by April 23. This year the appearance of the notice has changed. The tax assessors' office has heard complaints in the past about the notice layout and small print on the notice and has listened. Instead of an 8x5 form, the notice will be letter size, and the printing is large enough for most folks to read.
Harry O'Donoghue performs "Follow Me Up to Carlow" on the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum, during a presentation of classic and traditional Irish music at the South Effingham Branch Library in Rincon on Thursday.
The Georgia House of Representatives resoundingly overturned Gov. Sonny Perdue's veto of the fiscal year 2007 amended budget Friday.
Two groups are asking local employers to allow employees to wear jeans as part of "Jeans for Justice" on April 27.
A Rincon man was rescued by two police officers after his house went up in flames Saturday morning at 208 Quartz Drive.
On Saturday the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department hosted a fishing rodeo for children and senior adults at Baker Pond.
It was a chance for the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County to say what it doesn't say enough, chapter president Brett Gordon said - thank you.
ATLANTA – The state Senate passed its version of the $20.2 billion Fiscal Year 2008 budget Tuesday 53 to 1 - funding PeachCare for Kids at its present level and fully funding the state's education budget, returning nearly $50 million in previous austerity cuts to local systems.
Guyton has finally established guidelines for renting city property and accepting streets. Alderman Jeff Lariscy presented both policies to the council at last week's council meeting.
A Rincon paramedic was arrested and charged on Wednesday with sexual exploitation of children.
More than 100 acres in Guyton off Riverside Drive erupted into flames Thursday afternoon. No one was injured and no structures were harmed, however.
Officials in Springfield are working to get truck traffic off Laurel Street. Mayor Barton Alderman, Public Works Director Lowell Morgan and Councilman Charles Hinely met with representatives from the state Department of Transportation last week. Alderman said they went to the intersection of Laurel Street and Highway 119 for a look and also went to the railroad trestle. "We were lucky enough to see three or four log trucks came by to make the turn ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue presented Rincon's Temcor with this year's award for Manufacturer of the Year in the small company category (fewer than 150 employees) on Thursday. Temcor joined Perry's Perdue Farms facility and Lawrenceville's Ricoh Electronics as the state's top three manufacturers of the year.
Major storms ripped through Emanuel County Saturday night, damaging or destroying 30 homes. The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross has volunteers assisting families in Twin Cities and Adrian.
Effingham County commissioners are awaiting results of tests on materials before deciding on how best to repair one of the county's worst ash roads.
Gary Weitman takes the oath of office from Judge Ed Reddick before taking his seat on the Springfield City Council. Weitman is assuming the remainder of the term vacated by Max Neidlinger, who resigned in February.
An Effingham County teenager who was killed in an crash last night has been identified as Joshua Stafford, 18, of Guyton. Stafford, a senior at Effingham County High School, was the front seat passenger inside a Honda Civic which was being driven by Wade Hall, 18, of Guyton. Hall sustained serious injuries and was air lifted to Memorial Medical University Medical Center where he remains.
How, when and where he died remains a mystery. For the next two years, though, the official state portrait of one of Effingham County's most celebrated residents will hang in the grand courtroom of the Historic Effingham Courthouse.
The city of Springfield is making plans for one of the highlights of the summer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is opening the updating process for the USDA National Farmers Market Directory, the official count of the nation's farmers markets. For the first time this year, the directory will track farmers markets with multiple locations and operating days.