The Rincon branch of the Live Oak Public Library will close on Sundays, beginning Sept. 6. "Due to a 5 percent reduction in our budget this year, following three years of flat funding, it is no longer possible to maintain the high level of service that Effingham County residents have come to expect," said library director Christian Kruse. Kruse added the Sunday close will remain in effect until further notice. "We look forward to resuming ...
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Springfield woman Wednesday morning.
A Richmond Hill Marine killed in Afghanistan earlier this month is being remembered as a good man, a devoted family man and a true patriot.
Rincon City Council approved a new ordinance aimed at preventing public drunkenness. The previous ordinance required that alcohol be in possession if a person is in a public place. The new ordinance prohibits people from being under the influence and intoxicated on the public ways, such as alleys and streets, and sitting in a car if the car's not moving and sitting in a car intoxicated on public streets. The new ordinance doesn't require a ...
It's built to handle a lot - and that's just what its inhabitants and owners want.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced Friday the activity totals for the week-long concentrated patrols with four other Southeastern states in the "Take Back Our Highways" program.
To the applause from the county employees in attendance, Effingham County commissioners approved a budget that includes pay raises for its workers.
As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority begins to think about the future of Research Forest Tract, it also has to find the answer to a question about the sprawling parcel - how to get in and out of there.
Billy Currington, country music star from Effingham County, and his band narrowly missed tragedy Saturday when a ferocious storm toppled the main stage at the Big Valley Country Music Jamboree in Alberta, Canada.
With children returning to school over the next few weeks, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to be alert when traveling in school zones and near school bus stops.
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess has announced that biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the following areas because of flooding and downed trees and power lines.
Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon gave a reminder at Monday night's City Council meeting for citizens to be mindful of school speed zones around the city.
The Board of Assessors adopted the new cost schedule on land for 2009 at their special called meeting on June 29. They reviewed and approved the new values on the 2009 digest.
A new survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and North American Consumer Protection Investigators identified the top 10 consumer complaints in the nation for 2008.
Homeowners in extreme northern Effingham County could be getting a break on their insurance premiums soon.
The cause of a fire that claimed the life of an Effingham County man Saturday night is under investigation.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver killed in a crash Thursday night.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia General Assembly members, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver, GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz and members of the Port of Savannah's Homeland Security team commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday at the Port of Savannah.
Effingham County commissioners are hoping to ask voters early next year if they want to approve Sunday sales of beer and wine by the package - and sales of liquor by the drink.
A needs assessment is expected to answer some of the questions Effingham County commissioners have about building a new jail.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire launched another season of fundraising Thursday at the Savannah Civic Center where this year's campaign goal was unveiled to a beat.
A man reported as missing Tuesday evening has been found safe, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Several pallets of shingles valued at over $1,200 were reported stolen from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Aug. 22. These materials were a special donation by the Owens Corning Company in Savannah for the Habitat's first build of 2011, scheduled to break ground in September.
An Effingham County Superior Court judge has approved Guyton City Council's bond resolution for its water and sewer facilities.
Recent tests of the Ogeechee River still show disturbing levels of contaminants, and fish are still dying, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp.
Throughout the state baseball playoffs, the members of the Effingham County High School baseball team carried the thoughts of a teammate who couldn't be with them.