Effingham County commissioners have agreed to ask the state for a performance review of the board of assessors and to expand the membership of the board.
Rincon City Councilman Ken Baxley will not seek another term on council, he announced Monday.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community, business and political leaders gathered Thursday and Friday to map out a far-reaching and long-range vision of what they think Effingham County can be.
Local lawmakers don't expect the GREAT plan or an increase in the tobacco tax, even as the state stares at continuing dwindling revenues.
It's time to roll up your sleeve and arm yourself against the seasonal flu. Getting vaccinated each year is one of the best ways you can avoid catching or spreading the virus. The Effingham County Health Department will offer seasonal flu shot clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 4 and Sept. 18. Appointments are required.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requesting comments on a proposed rule that would establish the procedures and eligibility criteria for receiving assistance under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program.
A limited number of tickets will be available to the public to hear former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. Rice will speak to the student body about leadership, followed by a short question and answer session.
ATLANTA - The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening at 6 p.m. and traffic on Georgia roads is expected to be heavy. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said a number of local events across the state will contribute to make for a busy holiday period.
What began as a routine Rincon City Council meeting Monday night turned out to be a long narrative by city attorney Raymond Dickey and punctuated by Mayor Ken Lee and Councilman Paul Wendelken on giving the "whole story" on the ongoing land dispute with Herman Woods.
Wesley Corbitt was named finance officer following Rincon City Council's executive session Monday night.
The local citizens group "We, the Tax Payers" will appear before the Effingham County commissioners in their meeting Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., petitioning for the commissioners to take several actions that relate to the 2009 re-assessment of Effingham property.
An accident involving at least two vehicles on Hwy 21 between Goshen Road and the county line has slowed traffic. Emergency crews are on the scene.
Representatives of the Grandview tract extolled its potential as an industrial site to Effingham County commissioners - and said the time is right to extend water and sewer lines to the tract, they said.
Coastal Georgia is set to go through a positive change, according to Barbara Hurst, transportation director of the Coastal Regional Commission, formerly the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center.
The Effingham County School System is growing, and it has the room to grow, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.
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.
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.