Tax preparation season presents opportunities for fraud and some are being caught off-guard by consultants who are not what they claim.
ATHENS-Hobby Stripling, Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14 and continue through April 15. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.
Donnie Thomas, acting state director of USDA Rural Development, presented a ceremonial big check to members of the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP). Through RMAP, SBAC will provide micro-loans - loans less than $50,000 - to small rural businesses. SBAC is receiving a $400,000 loan and a $100,000 grant. The event was held at Southeast Technical College in Vidalia.
A woman discovered by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon is back with her family.
The city of Springfield may be ready to take another run at a block grant to help out residents of the Railroad Avenue area.
Springfield City Council members seeking Mayor Jeff Northway's ouster and the mayor are scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning before Judge William Woodrum Jr.
Springfield city officials have concluded an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inquiry into an incident that took place at Ulmer Park prior to a barbecue cookoff.
No serious injuries were reported in a collision between a pickup and a diesel truck Thursday morning at the intersection of HIghway 80 and Old River Road in Eden.
Springfield City Council members are working on amending their special event use permits after a request from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.
All lanes on Highway 80 have been reopened.
All lanes on Highway 80 at Old River Road are closed in Effingham County following an accident with injuries involving a diesel truck and a car. Diesel is on the roadway and will be closed until further notice. Motorist are asked to avoid the area.
Rincon City Council members have paid an honor to a volunteer firefighter who is on the mend after suffering a stroke.
Springfield City Council members are expected to discuss a long-debated temporary sign ordinance at tonight's meeting.
ATLANTA-Members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation remain optimistic, though cautiously, about the prospects for the state budget.
A man convicted last month in the double murder of his father and brother is seeking a new trial.
The next step in the Mars Theatre restoration efforts could begin soon.
Video recording of Effingham County commissioners' meetings may be coming soon - a live stream doesn't appear likely.
Effingham County commissioners went room to room Tuesday afternoon, getting an up-close look at what could be the new home for several social services agencies.
The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing on a draft wastewater permit for King America Finishing.
Plans for a $7 million Shooting Sports Education Center at Georgia Southern University could go to the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents within two months for construction to begin this fall.
Criminal charges are expected against an Alabama man after the tractor trailer he was driving collided with a car and killed an Effingham County woman Friday morning.
The debate over a possible timber operations ordinance likely will continue, after commissioners batted it around at their meeting last Tuesday.
A North Bryan toddler died Wednesday after reportedly being mauled outside her home by a pack of family dogs while family members were inside.
Military veterans, politicians and civic groups battled for more than six years to bring a Veterans Affairs health clinic to Statesboro.
Effingham County commissioners may be able to move ahead with plans for the old Central School site, after agreeing to a property swap with the Board of Education.
Ogeechee Riverkeeper Emily Markesteyn said she is "disappointed" in a Georgia judge's denial of a petition seeking a halt on a Screven County textiles industry from discharging wastewater into the Ogeechee River.
The Springfield City Council will have a full complement of members once Justin Cribbs is sworn into office.
An Effingham County man scheduled to go on trial this week for murder instead pled guilty to a lesser charge.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to take up Tuesday a proposal for a timber operations ordinance.
Shaw Wilkerson appreciates the people who have helped him since he was diagnosed with autism at age 5.