Farmers and agricultural landowners have until June 1 to sign up for the 2009 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment program (DCP). Agricultural producers and landowners located in Effingham, Bryan and Chatham counties should contact the local Farm Service Agency Office at 203 S. Laurel St. in Springfield on the second floor of the First Effingham Bank Building. The phone number is 754-6664, option 2.
The city of Rincon is giving businesses a break - but not a long one - to get their licenses renewed.
The Springfield City Council has approved a new nuisance abatement ordinance.
Guyton's plans to buy a new fire truck for its fire department are on hold.
Rincon City Council hopes to close in on a new city manager soon, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday.
A landmark year for the descendants of Effingham County's first European settlers is under way.
Rincon City Attorney Raymond Dickey is dismissive about former police chief Michael Berry's complaint against the city.
The State Set-Aside has awarded Effingham $9,914 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.
Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property has the opportunity to file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors. There is no requirement to file a return every year.
The massive structure that will ultimately house Effingham County's newest industry is going up at a rapid pace - and will be open by the end of the year.
Guyton City Council is looking for a better deal than its current loan with the state for its widely-debated wastewater treatment plant.
Rincon City Council members voted to deny the reinstatement of a veteran police officer fired last month.
Firefighters from three departments battled a blaze Wednesday afternoon that threatened a north Effingham County home.
A year ago, Effingham County commissioners opted to start reducing the amount of money the county provided to outside agencies. Last Tuesday, they reaffirmed their stance with a 5-1 vote.
Thousands of workers at one of the Coastal Empire's biggest employers could be idled for a long time.
A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.
Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.
The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.
Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.
Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.
A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.
Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.
On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.
An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.
While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.
A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.
A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.
Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.