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 ...
The truth of the matter is, Charles Davis does have a power bill.
Dozens of Rincon apartments will be upgraded over the next several months, after Rincon City Council members agreed to a financing package for three apartment complexes.
The city of Springfield will be adding to its workforce and to its public safety reach.
A ground beef recall for possible E. coli contamination was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Aug. 12. More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed by the National Beef Packing Co. are being recalled from Winn-Dixie Stores, Publix Super Markets, and Kroger retail food chains in Georgia and 6 other Southeastern states.
ATLANTA-The State of Georgia has been selected as one of two Research and Demonstration sites for the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System. As a research and demonstration site, Georgia will receive a grant to study the effectiveness of legal representation for children involved in child abuse and neglect cases.
All lanes of Highway 17 have been re-opened.
Less than two weeks after an Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge ruled Jeff Northway could no longer be mayor of Springfield, the embattled Northway resumed his spot upon the city council dais.
Residents and crews were back at work Tuesday morning, clearing away and cleaning up the damage from a powerful storm that thundered through central and eastern Effingham County on Monday night.
A ribbon cutting will be held Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for an i-house at Green Bridge Farm.
SOCIAL CIRCLE-Tom Patrick is walking across a chalk prairie on Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area, pointing out plants that should or shouldn't be there and occasionally wiping at sweat raised by the sweltering summer morning.
gles and 227 airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing/333rd Fighter Squadron have deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Savannah and will begin executing flight training missions immediately. These airmen and their aircraft are typically based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.
All lanes of Highway 17 north are now open.
Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract extension for service on the county's vehicles - but it's a function they may want to take another look at down the road.
Effingham County commissioners are vowing to take a closer look at who can take county-owned vehicles home at night.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce awarded checks totaling $18,000 in tourism grants to three Effingham County organizations. Checks were awarded to the Historic Effingham Society, the Georgia Salzburger Society and to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for various tourism related projects.