Work on a new sheriff's office and jail could begin later this year, after Effingham County commissioners approved a work authorization for the next two phases.
Effingham County commissioners have approved an amendment to the alcohol ordinance they hope will address the issue of churches moving into retail areas.
The Effingham County Disaster Action Team is beginning a new phase in its work to assist people affected by disasters in the county.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a decision by the state Court of Appeals and ruled against an Effingham County man who argued his confession in a child molestation case was inadmissible.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has been recognized by the Peace Officers Association of Georgia as a lifetime member.
A Rincon Republican has announced his intention to run for the Georgia House of Representatives District 159 seat, which serves western Chatham County and the southern portion of Effingham County.
A watchdog group that suffered a setback is hoping for another and better day in court.
Effingham County commissioners have several options in front of them when it comes to funding the county's fire protection services.
Local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a mobile home fire at 148 Simmons St. in Guyton, at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday. Four adults and one child were home at the time but uninjured.
FORT GORDON–Hundreds of cheering family members welcomed 58 soldiers of the Georgia Army National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team 1 (ADT-1) home from Logar Province, Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Georgia's Adjutant General, was present to welcome the soldiers home.
The 150th anniversary of Camp Davis will be celebrated May 12 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., two-and-a-half miles north of Guyton on Highway 17.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation on Friday recognized the Effingham County Courthouse among the best of preservation in Georgia during its 35th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Roswell. The courthouse, built originally in 1908 by Savannah architect Hyman Witcover, received an award for Excellence in Restoration.
A project a long time in the making was officially dedicated Saturday in Guyton.
After a lengthy recession, Effingham County's economy appears to be headed in a positive direction, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said.
Lamar Allen has announced he will seek a third term to the Effingham County Board of Education. Allen currently represents the 3rd District and also serves as chairman of the school board.
Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.
GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.
ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.
A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.
An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.
Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.
A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.
The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.
A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.
ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.