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 ...
Effingham County commissioners are hoping to ask voters early next year if they want to approve Sunday sales of beer and wine by the package - and sales of liquor by the drink.
A needs assessment is expected to answer some of the questions Effingham County commissioners have about building a new jail.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire launched another season of fundraising Thursday at the Savannah Civic Center where this year's campaign goal was unveiled to a beat.
A man reported as missing Tuesday evening has been found safe, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Several pallets of shingles valued at over $1,200 were reported stolen from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Aug. 22. These materials were a special donation by the Owens Corning Company in Savannah for the Habitat's first build of 2011, scheduled to break ground in September.
An Effingham County Superior Court judge has approved Guyton City Council's bond resolution for its water and sewer facilities.
Recent tests of the Ogeechee River still show disturbing levels of contaminants, and fish are still dying, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp.
Throughout the state baseball playoffs, the members of the Effingham County High School baseball team carried the thoughts of a teammate who couldn't be with them.
Qualifying in the upcoming three municipal elections ends this afternoon at 4:30, and candidates have been lining up for the prospective offices.
Residents of a Springfield neighborhood are pleading with city council to curtail what they see as a problem with speeders in their subdivision.
The driver of a Ford Explorer was flown to Memorial University Medical Center on Thursday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident on Highway 21 north near Clyo-Kildare Road.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND-Effingham County community leaders left the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort encouraged about being able to work together in the future.