Children in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties can make the most of their summer with Live Oak Public Libraries and the annual vacation reading program. This year's theme is "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" and three separate kick-off events are planned. Children can register for VRP and enjoy shows by some of the area's most popular children's entertainers.
The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance establishing a historic preservation commission last week.
State Rep. Buddy Carter also said he continues to field questions about the "megasite" off I-16. When Carter was mayor of Pooler, the state began talks with DaimlerChrysler and had a tentative deal for the automaker to build a Sprinter van plant there.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Franklyn A. Hines has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law four bills aimed at Effingham County government, though county commissioners had been hopeful of a veto of some of the local legislation changing the way they do business.
One of the things cited in the comprehensive plan for Effingham County was the limited amount of recreational outlets. The county-sponsored Summer Food Service Program may help address this need.
A parent allegedly stole more than $100 in cash and charged over $1,000 after stealing from teachers and staff at her child's school.
A local woman suffering from Alzheimer's was returned to her family after she went missing for several hours on Wednesday.
The Springfield City Council allocated $25,000 for engineering fees expected for a planned land application system for wastewater treatment.
Albert Jeffcoat was in court again on Wednesday where he learned that his sentence would be reduced and his charge changed.
On Monday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office added two more suspects to a throng of marijuana manufacturing arrests.
Savannah - Along with thousands of volunteers taking part in hundreds of cleanups across the country to remove trash from rivers and streams, local citizens are tackling pollution in the Savannah River, as part of National River Cleanup Week 2007. The Savannah Riverkeeper and Marine Rescue Squadron 5A are making it happen.
Water rates will increase in Springfield effective in the June billing cycle. The city council voted unanimously for the rate increase at its meeting Tuesday night.
After many long months of negotiations, the deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon for surface water has finally been completed.
ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.
Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.
A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.
Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.
The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).