The Rincon City Council elections are the only contested municipal elections in Effingham County this year. There are three seats up for election and seven candidates running for those seats.
ATLANTA-State Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens urges consumers who are part of a group health plan to be prepared to make the right choices during health insurance open enrollment.
Georgia Tourism's Product Development Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will be in Effingham County to conduct a Resource Team visit from Nov. 7-10.
Effingham County commissioners will ask a separate attorney if a contract with a developer means the county will have to pay that developer more money.
The Springfield Revitalization Corporation and the city of Springfield are rejoicing after being notified of winning a $10,000 grant to go toward improvements of the Mars Theater.
In the state of Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in Georgia's six hospitals and community-based housing serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. Many of these patients have little, if any, contact with or support from friends or family.
ATLANTA-Americans now have seven full weeks to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage. During this year's Medicare open enrollment period, which ends Dec. 7, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services and the state's Area Agencies on Aging will offer free one-on-one assistance and community presentations to help Georgians make decisions about Medicare health and prescription drug plans.
A pair of recent fish kills in Middle Georgia's kaolin-mining belt have the Savannah Riverkeeper and Altamaha Riverkeeper organizations concerned over state authorities' management and oversight of industrial wastewater permits at kaolin-processing facilities.
Rincon's fire department is looking to add to its training repertoire. City council members have approved sending out for bids on a proposed training structure and training props, requested by the fire department. The multi-story training facility will be built out of container systems. Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn cautioned council members that they won't get many bids because of the nature of the training structure the department wants. "We're only going to get two ...
Occupy Wall Street has reached the Coastal Empire. The New York-based, grassroots movement spreading across the country has captured the interests of some in Savannah and Effingham County, with protesters seizing the opportunity to speak out about societal and economic issues driving their frustrations. "If it started with anything," said Claudia Collier, a south Effingham resident, "and the momentum that is keeping it going is Americans feel like things are out of their control - ...
With a big check - literally - from the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade, the Guyton Volunteer Fire Department will be bolstering its equipment.
An Eden man is happy he selected the Quik Pik option in Thursday's Fantasy 5 drawing. Timothy Weik (pronounced Wike), 49, says he couldn't have chosen the computer-generated combination that helped him win $54,701.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah decreased to 9.3 percent in September, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.5 percent in August. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in September a year ago was 9.0 percent.
With dusk, reverence set in the circle of nearly 20 people in front of the Effingham County Administrative Complex facing Laurel Street.
In the wake of a recent high-speed chase that started in Rincon and ended in a Savannah neighborhood, more Rincon Police officers will be trained in the technique their chief used to end the pursuit safely.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct 12.