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.
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.
Effective Aug. 15, the Savannah Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.
One man is dead following a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in southern Effingham County.
If Effingham County voters get the chance to determine if they want to retain the at-large county commission chairman post next year, it won't be a full-time position.
All four phases of the Effingham Parkway are headed to the full regional transportation roundtable for approval after the executive committee approved what is known as the constrained draft list.
State legislators discussed the pollution of the Ogeechee River, as well as the job security of about 500 people who are employed by a textiles treatment plant being blamed by some for a massive fish kill in May.
Jeff Northway is out as mayor of Springfield, following a judge's ruling handed down Monday.
Effingham County commissioners have approved what they hope will be the final version for county commission and school board districts.
Springfield City Council members have approved plans that they and the Historic Effingham Society hope will alleviate problems at the Living History Site.
A textiles treatment plant in Screven County has been given 60 days to respond to allegations the plant is dumping chemicals into the Ogeechee River.
Effingham County commissioners have adopted a budget for the fiscal year - after some final wrangling and adjusting.
Effingham County commissioners have re-designated $750,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue from a specific recreation project to a less specific category.