More than 200 Special Olympics athletes, 25 Unified Partners and 90 coaches from around the state were in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on Aug. 24-26 for the Special Olympics Horse Show. The competition features riders in dressage, showmanship, walking trail, English and Western style riding.
Budget cuts have led to the closure of the state archives to the public, effective Nov. 1, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
The future of a Springfield historic district may be getting a push forward, after city council members approved a contract with Savannah College of Art and Design students and professors.
Rincon City Council members could make a decision on a new police chief at their next meeting.
A Springfield man has been arrested on charges of purchasing the synthetically-produced drug "spice" online and then selling it in and around Effingham County.
Exactly one month to the day after community advocate Connie Burns died unexpectedly at the age of 43, the United Way of Effingham County dedicated its 2013 fundraising campaign to her.
The Effingham Civil Air Patrol Squadron had training in a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) held in St. Simons Island.
STATESBORO - The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed an appeal Friday in protest of a wastewater discharge permit allowing a textiles plant to release chemical-laden waste into the Ogeechee River.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has joined fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month.
Without a vote either in favor or in opposition to a commitment letter for a possible grant, Effingham County's potential purchase of the Ebenezer Crossing property appears to be a dead issue.
Three people, including two from Effingham County, are in custody following a drug investigation conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).
ATLANTA - The evidence against Craig Heidt is circumstantial but remains overwhelming, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew told state Supreme Court justices Monday afternoon.
Former state Rep. Lee Anderson will face John Barrow for the U.S. 12th House District seat in Georgia, after a recount upheld Anderson's runoff victory.
The victim of multiple burglaries in Effingham County is now offering a $1,000 cash reward to whoever provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect and the recovery of several stolen firearms from a burglary which occurred approximately two weeks ago.
SAVANNAH - Sam McCachern made a quite an entrance to illustrate the theme for this year's fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, "Mission: Possible."
Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.
Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.
Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.
ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.
The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.
Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.
The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.
Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.