After questions and concerns about the Research Forest Tract, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is thinking about how to get its message across to citizens and officials.
The rain held off until the very end of this year's Oktoberfest, and even then it didn't deter much of the crowd that looked to be the biggest in the three years of the event.
The state Department of Transportation will buy a sliver of land from Effingham County as it prepares to replace the Highway 80 bridge over the Ogeechee River.
Work on the Fort Howard Road improvement is 95 percent completed, engineer Tim Baumgartner said.
Earlier this month, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County dedicated a house for a single mother and her two young sons.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is reminding local residents to lock their car doors and keep valuable items out of plain sight following a string of vehicle break-ins earlier this week.
One woman is in custody on charges of first-degree arson and insurance fraud after she allegedly conspired with two other people to crash her car, which then caught fire.
A wanted felon from Bloomingdale who walked away from a treatment facility in Augusta is back behind bars.
It's only a few days to this year's Effingham Oktoberfest. This marks the third year for this hugely popular event, which will again be held in Rincon's McCall Plaza on Friday and Saturday.
The city of Rincon is looking to scare up even more support this year for a popular event.
A county commissioners' recent Facebook posting was fodder for a prolonged and sometimes testy discussion between Effingham County commissioners.
Effingham County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man after discovering a methamphetamine lab at his residence in southern Effingham County.
More often than not, when Tiffany Jackson looks at a child car seat, it is not properly installed.
Despite the protestations of nearly two dozen people in opposition, Effingham County commissioners approved the first reading of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's request to have nearly 2,600 acres rezoned as industrial.
Effingham County commissioners have approved an agreement to provide discount prescription cards to county residents.
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.
One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.
Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.
The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.