The turnout for the Effingham County commissioners' budget meeting has spurred the creation of a citizens group that is calling itself "We the Taxpayers."
In an impromptu news conference on the edge of his Rincon Commercial Park, Herman Woods expressed again his frustration at the city of Rincon's lack of proper procedure in the taking of a piece of his land improperly for the building of a well house for the city.
Guyton's long-awaited Rails to Trails project is getting closer to its first step of work.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to extend the deadline for work on phase 1 of Old Augusta Road.
A Guyton resident is asking for a review of Effingham County's board of assessors. Raymon Starling has asked the county commissioners to request the state Department of Revenue's Local Government Services Division conduct a performance review of the board of assessors. Specifically, Starling is asking for a review of policy, procedures, cost schedules and land value schedules. "It's nothing unusual," Starling said of the review. "It's done all over the state all the time." Starling ...
The city of Rincon is accusing the owner of a disputed tract of land to have used a bulldozer to knock down a city building.
Rincon's nearly completed pump house on 17th Street was partially bulldozed sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning. The west end of the building had been taken down, with brick scattered around the area.
The owner of a Rincon custom motorcycle shop might have to find a new place to run his business after city officials told him that his current business license does not allow him to do business the way he's presently doing it.
The Springfield City Council approved the annexation of two pieces of property last Tuesday.
Editor's note: Lucas Hynes, an Effingham County native and resident currently in Afghanistan, offered to write a first-person account of life in a combat zone for the Effingham Herald.
A meeting of citizens concerned about government in Effingham County will be held Thursday at the Effingham County administrative complex at 7 p.m. The group is responding to interest shown at the county commissioners' Aug. 4 meeting.
Heavy thunderstorms rolled through Effingham County late Wednesday afternoon and lightning is believed to responsible for starting a fire that has displaced three Rincon families.
Several citizens voiced their concerns Monday night to Rincon City Council about a planned private school.
While Guyton City Council members may have gotten support for their idea of a park on their Riverside Drive property, the proposed wastewater treatment plant continues to draw fire and critics.
Guyton City Council finally has five names to consider putting on its newly-created leisure services board.
Rincon City Manager Michael Phillips resigned his position Monday night, effective immediately.
The numbers are telling Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie the traffic enforcement unit is doing what he promised it would accomplish. And he says it's doing a better job than anyone realizes.
Some of Effingham County's ash roads will be getting a fix, after commissioners approved repairs to three damaged roads.
During his August recess tour of Georgia, the constant theme has been jobs for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
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.