The two candidates for Effingham County Commission chairman share a number of the same goals, such as having the county government work collaboratively with Effingham's municipalities and other local boards in the county's best interests, establishing stronger ethical guidelines for county employees and officials, and bringing smart growth to the county.
For the last six months, Phillip Scholl has been in charge of the Rincon Police Department on an interim basis.
Rincon City Council members have appointed Phillip Scholl as chief of police.
It's been a busy first few months for Goshen Crossing Apartments in Rincon.
The state Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, is asking hunters to practice tree stand safety this hunting season. Tree stands are the leading cause of hunting-related incidents in Georgia each year.
An Effingham County man accused in the July 4 death of a relative has been indicted on three counts of murder by the grand jury.
Although they are not professional dancers, seven Effingham Countians put on quite a show Saturday night.
Like many other communities in 2009, Effingham County was feeling the effects of the recession.
Two men were arrested Tuesday night after an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy discovered a methamphetamine lab inside their vehicle during a traffic stop.
Diners at Waffle House can do more than just get it scattered, smothered and covered or diced and chunked starting Friday morning.
Fellow county commissioners voted not to support the Facebook post of another Effingham County commissioner - and in doing so, offered a vote of support for the county administrator, Chairman Dusty Zeigler said.
The 18th annual CoastFest is set for Oct. 6 at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13. The theme this year is, "Have Two Ways Out!"
Now that Georgia Southern University students have voted to pay a fee to support a move to college football's highest level, two steps remain.
A public kick-off meeting to review Effingham County's Hazard Mitigation Plan update requirements and process will be held Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room, located at 601 N. Laurel St. in Springfield in the Administrative Complex.
ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.
Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.
A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.
Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.
The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).