Meldrim Road will be closed today from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. as crews work on the railroad.
Charges likely won't be filed in an accident that claimed the life of a Springfield man Wednesday evening.
Surrounded by friends, family and supporters, Ann Purcell said she will seek re-election to the state House of Representatives.
Effingham County commissioners approved asking the state Department of Revenue for a performance review of the board of assessors and also approved adding two more members to the three-man board.
In a unanimous decision Monday night, the Rincon City Council voted to purchase the Lions Club property on Lexington Avenue.
Guyton will take applications for the newly-created paid position of fire chief. The duties of the paid chief position also will include assisting the city's public works department as needed, according to interim city manager Randy Alexander. The chief will help with such duties as turning on and turning off water service for Guyton customers. "He'll have a dual job," Alexander said. "He'll be here every day." The city is taking the money spent on ...
Former Rincon mayor George Saraf is set to challenge incumbent Ken Lee for the mayor's seat in the November elections.
Joe Powers remembers a time when Guyton was even quieter than it is now. "When I grew up in the '40s, Guyton was a safe place," he said. "At the four-way stop sign, you could lay down and take a nap." Animals even had the right-of-way, Powers said. But years later, when the former schoolteacher used to give students rides home, he noticed a change in the community. "It was a dangerous place," he said. ...
Rincon City Council will hold a public hearing Monday night to discuss buying the Lions Club building on Lexington Avenue.
A current and former Rincon mayor are running for the seat, and six people have signed up to run for three city council seats.
A compromise solution may have been found to deliver needed water and sewer service to an industrial tract off Old Augusta Road.
For former secretary of state Condoleeza Rice, leadership starts with core values. "The most important trait of good leaders is to be operating out of some core values," Rice said. "If you are not operating from some sense of what is truly right and wrong and what really is a matter of principle then you will just be constantly buffeted by the events and winds you find yourself in." Rice will focus on leadership when ...
LaMeisha R. Hunter was sworn in as the Guyton representative on the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees. Hunter was selected as the newest member of the board of trustees on Aug. 4 to fill the chair of Dr. Franklin Goldwire, who served the hospital authority since 2005.
Rincon Mayor Ken Lee has filed to seek another term. Lee has been mayor for four years and previously had been involved with the IDA as vice-chairman and had been a past Effingham Chamber of Commerce president. "The growth has been tremendous," he said. "Years ago, it was coming so fast and furious, we couldn't get lines in the ground fast enough, and it presented problems, such as our water usage." The mayor said that ...
Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman has announced he will not seek re-election in November. "I feel that we have three qualified people running for council, and I feel like we will get someone very good to run for mayor," he said Thursday. "I feel like the city will be in good hands next year. "If these three get elected to council, and we get a good mayoral candidate, I feel sure that the city will be ...
A Screven County textiles plant accused of being the source the Ogeechee River's massive fish kill in May has agreed to a Georgia Environmental Protection Division consent order.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah increased to 9.5 percent in August, up two-tenth of a percentage point from 9.3 percent in July. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in August a year ago was also 9.3 percent.
With the potential of a grant from the state Department of Economic Development in hand, work around the Mars Theater in Springfield could be coming soon.
Members of the Effingham County recreation board are pleading with county commissioners to restore funding for the rec department's gymnasium.
Georgia Farm Bureau is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to finance a new permanent exhibit building at Sunbelt Expo featuring Georgia agriculture. The building will be dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, the opening day of Expo. All GFB members are invited.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency received notification of citizens that are experiencing blister and sores on their bodies after swimming in the Ogeechee River. At this time there have not been any confirmed cases that the blisters or sores were caused by the river, local officials are still investigating the claims.
As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority courts a potential serious prospect, board members also are taking steps to avoid a possibly thorny issue.
Rincon City Council has approved the job description for a full-time firefighter but is holding off on approving a job description for a full-time chief.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey fruit growers in 12 states, including Georgia, for its biennial fruit chemical use survey. The agency will collect information on pesticides used, acres treated and rates applied to more than 20 fruit crops across the country.
With the newly-renovated Tuckasee King landing now open, local and state officials are hoping to reel in more boaters and anglers.
Authorities have identified a man killed in a Saturday night house fire on Courthouse Road.
Homeowners in extreme northern Effingham County could be getting a break on their insurance premiums soon.
The cause of a fire that claimed the life of an Effingham County man Saturday night is under investigation.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver killed in a crash Thursday night.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia General Assembly members, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver, GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz and members of the Port of Savannah's Homeland Security team commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday at the Port of Savannah.