Tax preparation season presents opportunities for fraud and some are being caught off-guard by consultants who are not what they claim.
ATHENS-Hobby Stripling, Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14 and continue through April 15. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.
Donnie Thomas, acting state director of USDA Rural Development, presented a ceremonial big check to members of the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP). Through RMAP, SBAC will provide micro-loans - loans less than $50,000 - to small rural businesses. SBAC is receiving a $400,000 loan and a $100,000 grant. The event was held at Southeast Technical College in Vidalia.
A woman discovered by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon is back with her family.
The city of Springfield may be ready to take another run at a block grant to help out residents of the Railroad Avenue area.
Springfield City Council members seeking Mayor Jeff Northway's ouster and the mayor are scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning before Judge William Woodrum Jr.
Springfield city officials have concluded an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inquiry into an incident that took place at Ulmer Park prior to a barbecue cookoff.
No serious injuries were reported in a collision between a pickup and a diesel truck Thursday morning at the intersection of HIghway 80 and Old River Road in Eden.
Springfield City Council members are working on amending their special event use permits after a request from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.
All lanes on Highway 80 have been reopened.
All lanes on Highway 80 at Old River Road are closed in Effingham County following an accident with injuries involving a diesel truck and a car. Diesel is on the roadway and will be closed until further notice. Motorist are asked to avoid the area.
Rincon City Council members have paid an honor to a volunteer firefighter who is on the mend after suffering a stroke.
Springfield City Council members are expected to discuss a long-debated temporary sign ordinance at tonight's meeting.
ATLANTA-Members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation remain optimistic, though cautiously, about the prospects for the state budget.
A man convicted last month in the double murder of his father and brother is seeking a new trial.
After what has been called a successful pilot program, Effingham County is set to take off with curbside recycling.
ATLANTA-Citing the 2012 statewide TSPLOST referendum as one of the most important economic development opportunities in the state's history, the Georgia Chamber and its affiliate, the Georgia Transportation Alliance, has announced the selection of its statewide campaign leadership team. This team will work with individual regions across the state, in concert with efforts in metro Atlanta, to educate voters and pass the referendum next year.
Authorities are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a motorist late Monday afternoon.
Qualifying dates and fees have been set for the upcoming municipal elections in all three Effingham County cities.
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.