Turnout for Tuesday's runoff election already has been strong, Effingham County voting officials said Monday.
The Treutlen House is getting closer to its goal.
As Effingham Industrial Development Authority members ponder their next step in the massive Research Forest Tract, they're wondering where and when to start digging in - literally.
December marks three years since Guyton hired a police chief to start planning the organization of a new police department. Although some citizens thought there was no need for the city of about 1,500 to have its own force, the city moved forward with its plans. The police department opened its doors in June 2006.
By a split vote, the Springfield City Council voted to keep the millage rate at 4.3.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Rincon are opening the door to the county's gateway along Highway 21.
Lon L. Day Jr., a Springfied native and a former member of the Days Inn board of directors, died Wednesday in Duluth. He was 79.
The city of Rincon will start its search soon for a new city manager.
His last meeting as an Effingham County commissioner behind him, Hubert "Bucky" Sapp was hailed as a man of integrity who didn't mind digging in his heels when he thought he was right.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority rewarded Chief Executive Officer John Henry by tearing up his one-year contract and giving him a two-year deal.
Treutlen House is looking for the help of the community to remain open in the coming month.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction projects across the state - suspending most lane closures on interstate and major state highways, including the I-95 construction projects in McIntosh, Glynn and Liberty counties - to ease traffic congestion for Thanksgiving holiday travelers.
A group of Effingham citizens has joined together to plan for a community effort of appreciation for the local Georgia Army National Guard, Alpha Battery of the 118th Field Artillery Battalion, headquartered in Springfield. The plan is to provide a Christmas luncheon for the troops and their families, numbering approximately 200.
The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning the annual Empty Stocking Fund drive. This effort goes into a community fund to fill the needs of local families, children, elderly and disabled at Christmas in the county.
Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announces another special emphasis on a cell phone fundraising program. Proceeds from the collection efforts will be applied to fund the services provided to victims of personal injury crime throughout the community.
Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.
In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.
The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.
As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.
An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.
Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.