Rincon is trying to get more business for its golf course. City council members are expected to approve a bid for new golf carts for Lost Plantation Golf Club at their meeting Monday night. "I think we are changing the reputation of the course every day," said course superintendent Seth Zeigler. "We need to get more people out there." But council members are worried that the investment the city has made in purchasing the golf ...
The day the Toler family moved to Effingham County, they got the heartbreaking news. Ashley Toler, 31, was diagnosed with breast cancer. That was six months ago. Since then, the cancer has spread to her spine and her brain. But Toler's neighbors and the community are doing everything they can to help. Elsha Stout, Melissa Capwell and Julie Dickey, all Lost Plantation neighbors of the Tolers, are hosting a neighborhood fundraiser to help the family ...
Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a look at what projects they want to continue, and which ones may have to wait or be abandoned, in light of sales tax receipts not making projections.
The state of Georgia is expected to meet its budget for fiscal year 2012, though more cuts could be looming for state agencies.
Effingham County stands to gain from the Transportation Investment Act, if the regional one-cent sales tax is passed, state lawmakers said Thursday morning.
The city of Springfield hopes to take its recycling program citywide in the next few months. Springfield City Council held two public hearings on the recycling program, along with other issues on Tuesday, to get more feedback on the pilot initiative. The recycling program has been well received, according to city officials, winning over skeptics on the council and in the city. "I'm very happy with it," said Springfield resident Murray Kight. "It's a very ...
A large crowd turned out on a sunny Saturday, Dec. 3, morning for the annual Guyton Christmas Parade.
The Rincon Fire Department soon will get a training facility of its own. Council members awarded a bid of $241,950 to Fire Training Structures to build the training structure, which will be assembled and then moved to the Rincon Fire Department's Station No. 1, adjacent to the police department. Construction of the multi-story building, composed of container systems, could be finished within eight to 12 weeks. "I'm hoping we'll get it set up the first ...
As Rincon City Council members and city staff finalize the budget for fiscal year 2012, the search for a new city manager likely won't resume until next month, Mayor Ken Lee said.
It is time to think about the families and children in Effingham County that are facing "cupboard is bare" Christmas. Times are hard and many families are just getting by. Reggie Loper, chair of the Exchange Club Empty Stocking Fund, reminds citizens that it is time to get into the spirit of Christmas and do for others.
As Effingham County's General Assembly delegation, citizens offered their thoughts on the county commission's at-large chairman seat Tuesday night.
County staffers are beginning negotiations with a contractor to attempt to whittle down the price of a proposed public safety facility on Goshen Road.
The city of Springfield's efforts to improve Laurel Street are getting an unexpected boost.
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Kevin Clark has announced the approval of a Georgia Fund water reuse grant of $100,000 for the city of Springfield.
Springfield is hoping to turn its recycling pilot program into a full-blown initiative. City council members discussed turning the curbside recycling pilot program, which was scheduled to last two months and ended last week, into a city-wide endeavor. Council members and City Manager Brett Bennett said the recycling program has gone over well with residents who took part. "I've had nothing but positive comments," Bennett said. Added Mayor pro tem Jeff Ambrose: "I've had nothing ...
It's a new job title for Tommy Deadwyler, but the duties aren't changing.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has a new and up-to-date device to make county roads safer.
Springfield City Council members are taking the next step in a potential recreational trail along Jack's Branch.
A jury of eight women and four men was chosen Tuesday for the trial of an Effingham County woman accused of covering up a grisly murder committed by her husband.