Barton Alderman was sworn in Tuesday night as the mayor of Springfield, returning to a post he held for five years.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is making the public aware of a computer virus scam that has affected hundreds of people in the area.
Springfield's downtown area is expected to be a busy hub of activity Friday and Saturday.
Plans already are under way for the 32nd annual Lions Club Christmas Parade.
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.
As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.
Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.
A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.
Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.
An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.
The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.
For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.
Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.
It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.
Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.
Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.
The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.
Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.
The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.