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 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.
Springfield City Council is creating an advisory board to help figure out who will run the Mars Theater once renovations are complete and the building is open for business.
When Wesley Corbitt returns to Rincon City Hall on Monday, he'll get to take the interim tag off his title.
Robbie Stone received the maximum sentence Thursday of 12 months in jail for reckless driving in a 2010 crash that resulted in the deaths of two teenagers.
Robbie Stone could not hold back tears Friday as an Effingham County jury cleared him of charges that could have sent him to jail for 75 years.
An Effingham County jury found Robbie Stone of reckless driving but not guilty of vehicular homicide.
Recent requests about solar farms has Effingham County commissioners wondering how to handle those inquiries for certain zoning districts.
One by one, speakers told state Environmental Protection Division representatives that the agency wasn't doing its job and the pollution of the Ogeechee River had to stop.
Robbie Stone was "driving crazy" prior to having a wreck that killed two Effingham County teenagers, one of the survivors of the crash testified Thursday in Stone's vehicular homicide trial.
Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and that means moving your clocks ahead one hour (spring forward) before retiring for the evening Saturday. It is also a great time to think about fire safety, according to fire safety professionals.
Last year, Abbey Brannen helped her assistant principal at Ebenezer Elementary School, Dana Wright, raise the most money in the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig campaign.
Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has asked state lawmakers to reconsider a piece of legislation that he and other sheriffs believe will make it harder to seize criminals' assets.