An Effingham County woman was killed when she was thrown from a vehicle in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning.
According to a preliminary report from the Georgia State Patrol, Roxanne Watkins Wilharm, 51, of Guyton, was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by John Wesley Eaton, also of Guyton. They were driving west on Interstate 16, approximately six miles from Highway 67, when Eaton apparently lost control of the vehicle and drove into the median. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting Wilharm.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary group on July 3.
The Springfield City Council has approved a contract to purchase 105 acres of land for a spray field on Rincon-Stillwell Road for $2.4 million.
Past President Lem Lancaster passes the gavel to new President Aaron "Ace" Herring.
Effingham Care Center residents and their families were treated to good food and plenty of watermelon to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Blue Bell Ice Cream is helping the American Red Cross encourage people to donate blood twice this summer with a special thank you gift of a pint of ice cream. Everyone who comes to give blood from July 9-13 at any Red Cross donor center or blood drive will receive a free coupon for a pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream or an actual pint of ice cream, while supplies last. The coupons can be redeemed at any store that sells Blue Bell Ice Cream.
Paradegoers and participants were greeted with sunny skies and a very warm morning Saturday for the procession.
Many people worked hard to organize Rincon's Fourth of July festivities this year, and the city is looking at how to make it even better next year.
On Saturday evening, the cities of Springfield and Guyton joined forces with the county to host the annual fireworks display held at Effingham County High School.
Residents along Old Augusta Road raised concerns about possible future traffic woes with Effingham County commissioners.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Adolescent Health and Youth Development reports the decline of pregnancy rates among Georgia females between the ages of 15 and 17 exceeds the national average rate by 4 percent.
The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, county commissioners and Springfield are trying to solve the conundrum of how to provide water to the DP Partners tracts straddling I-16.
Although the upcoming July 4 holiday period is only 30 hours long, the Georgia Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists who will be traveling to exercise caution and to make safety a priority. Col. Bill Hitchens, DPS Commissioner, said careful planning is the key to a enjoying a safe holiday.
Two days after nine Charleston firefighters lost their lives while rescuing four civilians during a furniture warehouse fire, the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire board of directors authorized a first "out-of-territory" financial response to the surviving families of the nine heroes.
Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.
ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.
The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.
ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.
A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.
A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.
As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.
The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.
A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.