Investigators are looking into fires at two vacant homes in Effingham County, including one they are calling suspicious.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce typically hosts candidate forums during election years, but this year's has a new wrinkle.
Canine handler Cpl. Jamie Thompson, and the entire Effingham County Sheriff's Office are mourning the loss of K9 Lt. "Conan."
ATLANTA – Purchasing a Georgia Lottery instant ticket was a grand slam for an Effingham County man, who won big while buying a cup of joe. Mathew McGee, 45, won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.
Rincon City Council members cleared the way for a country music festival at Freedom Park this August, but they still have to finalize fees and policies for the venue.
Effingham County commissioners didn't approve a new schedule of fees, but after their discussion on the topic, a restructuring appears to be in the offing.
ATLANTA - With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.
Rincon City Council members tried to assure a neighbor of its newly-annexed property that it won't be home to sprawling new subdivision anytime soon.
Effingham County commissioners may seek another method to alleviate their water and sewer debt.
A 72-year-old man and a teenager died from injuries in separate accidents Thursday on Effingham County roads.
With the grand opening of Springfield's Mars Theatre two weeks away, city council members approved a list of policies and procedures for the facility Tuesday night.
While beer and wine will be served at certain live performances, alcohol likely won't flow at the Mars Theatre when it shows movies.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
Rincon City Council members are expected to hold a zoning hearing at their next meeting on the city's newly-annexed 66 acres off Blue Jay and McCall roads.
Improvements to McCall and Blue Jay roads are expected to start this week, according to temporary county administrator Toss Allen.
A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.
Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.
Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.
Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.
So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.
The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.
The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.
TIFTON - To educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide wildlife hotline.
Springfield officials hope their action Tuesday night will go a long way toward answering what they say has been a frequent question of late.
Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.
ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.
The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.
ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.
A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.
A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.