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.
After more discussion and public input, Effingham County commissioners have opted not to change the fire fees - for now.
Effingham County commissioners entered into a contentious and potentially fractious series of arguments near the end of their meeting Tuesday night.
The state Supreme Court will hear the appeal of an Effingham County man convicted in the August 2008 slayings of his father and brother.
STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.