An Effingham County man has appealed his guilty verdict in the 2006 murder of his infant daughter to the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Effingham County commissioners are scheduled discuss the service delivery agreements in a workshop next week as they inch closer to finalizing those pacts with the municipalities.
Effingham County commissioners have voted to amend an ethics ordinance adopted a month ago in order to study it further.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's retreat next month also will have reviews of their various professional services contracts on the agenda.
Effingham County leaders and officials will descend upon the Gold Dome of Atlanta and other venues Monday morning as Effingham Day at the Capitol begins.
The coming 11 months have the potential for keeping the Effingham Industrial Development Authority busy, IDA CEO John Henry said Thursday.
Effingham County voters may get a chance in the next couple of months to determine if they want Sunday alcohol sales.
Rates for Effingham County's water customers may be headed up. Savannah Industrial and Domestic, which provides the county with its drinking water, is raising rates by another 5 cents per 1,000 gallons. Savannah I&D raised its rates last year by 6 cents, but commissioners opted then not to pass that rate hike along to its consumers. The county is charged the retail rate for customers inside the Savannah city limits. "Our rates are based on ...
Effingham County commissioners may approve amending an ethics ordinance that was passed only a month and a half ago. Commissioners approved a first reading of an ethic ordinance amendment at their Jan. 4 meeting by a 4-2, with Chairman Dusty Zeigler and Commissioner Bob Brantley voting against having the ethics ordinance changed. Commissioners opted to revert back to the ethics language contained in the personnel policies of the Effingham County human resources manual. "There were a few ...
A Springfield man reported missing by his family has been found alive and well, according to the Effingham County Sherif's Office.
Effingham County commissioners could be close to putting more work on Old Augusta Road improvements out for bid. County Administrator David Crawley said the county is close to completing right-of-way acquisition for the next phase, known as 2A. "Phase 2A is almost 100 percent ready to go," he said. For the complete story, see the Friday Jan. 14 print edition of the Effingham Herald.
Effingham County's anti-meth stance is becoming more visible. In support of the Georgia Meth Project and the Effingham County Family Connections and Communities and Schools, county, school, sheriff and police vehicles will begin displaying decals with the slogan "METH not even once." "I think it's a great thing," said Effingham County Sheriff Office Chief Deputy Richard Bush. "It's gonna show the public more that we have a meth problem everywhere, but particularly our county, and that we ...
The Guyton City Council has approved a series of intergovernmental agreements with Effingham County that will set parameters for parts of the service delivery strategy. Council members unanimously approved separate service delivery agreements for recreation, the county jail, fire protection and road maintenance and construction. After months of negotiation, county and municipal representatives ironed out a proposal that would require intergovernmental agreements between the county and the individual cities for such services as recreation, fire protection, ...
Rincon Police officers are getting four new patrol cars for their fleet - and they're getting new computer software to boot. City council members approved purchasing four Dodge Chargers to replace the same number of aging Ford Crown Victorias in the police department's 16-vehicle fleet. Chief Mike Bohannon said four of the department's Crown Victorias needed maintenance last weekend. "This will bring the fleet up-to-date," he said. For the complete story, see the Friday Jan. 14 print edition ...
A former chairman of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is returning the board after county commissioners approved five appointments to the IDA last Tuesday evening. Chap Bennett, who served on the IDA as a selection from the city of Rincon, is being returned to the board as one of the five commission picks. But one of the selections for the IDA board drew opposition from Chairman Dusty Zeigler and another former IDA member. Zeigler and Arthur Rud, ...
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.
A flood warning for the Ogeechee River near Eden is still in effect, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service is predicting the Ogeechee River at Eden will rise to almost 13.3 feet by Sunday evening before beginning to recede slowly.
Effingham County commissioners won't support any legislation calling for non-partisan elections of commissioners - even though the vote itself split commissioners 3-2.
Marion Dingle fondly recalls his days coaching high school basketball in Effingham County.