The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is continuing to stress that swimming, fishing or eating fish from the Ogeechee River is not advised.
Murray Kight recalled having to go with the pastor to tell his father that the younger Kight's brother had been killed in action in Korea. Tommy Allen remembered the young sailor whose place his late uncle took in the engine room stopping by their house after the war. John Kieffer told the story of the telegram his grandmother received on the front porch of her home. Jesse Simmons said his birthday will never be the same.
March 23 began as "a typical Friday morning at Guyton Elementary," according to Principal Charlotte Connelly.
While county commissioners question if the 911 center and the sheriff's dispatch office can be merged, Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said that section serves a vital and necessary function.
benezer's historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church honored part of its heritage Saturday - a part that has only recently been discovered.
The Effingham County commission seats up for election this year have drawn interest from several candidates.
The opening of qualifying brought three candidates for the Effingham County commission's chairman at-large post.
The rubber ducks will be off to the races again June 2.
Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is advising caution around the Ogeechee River. The EPD, DNR and Auburn University are investigating a handful of dead fish around the Highways 301 and 24 crossover.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will host two town hall meetings Memorial Day to discuss veterans' issues. The town hall meetings, taking place in Augusta and Statesboro, will allow Barrow to meet with 12th District veterans and their families, thank them for their service, and listen to their concerns.
Citizens are invited and urged to take an hour or two on Memorial Day at 6 p.m., and remember those who went to war and lost their life defending freedom.
Effingham Health System staged an emergency preparedness drill May 15, simulating the evacuation of their skilled nursing facility for an approaching Category 3 hurricane. The drill was monitored by public safety officials and hospital staff in an effort to better coordinate the required preparations and activities surrounding a real evacuation situation.
One year after a massive fish kill that left about 38,000 fish rotting along the shores of the Ogeechee River, Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp said conditions have not improved.
After retiring from serving the state of Georgia, Bill Hitchens considered entering public life somewhere down the road. He didn't envision becoming a candidate for elected office so soon after ending his career with public safety.
Qualifying to run for state and local elections begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. and ends Friday at noon.
Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.
GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.
ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.
A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.
An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.
Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.
A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.
The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.
A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.
ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.