Meldrim Road will be closed today from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. as crews work on the railroad.
Charges likely won't be filed in an accident that claimed the life of a Springfield man Wednesday evening.
Surrounded by friends, family and supporters, Ann Purcell said she will seek re-election to the state House of Representatives.
Effingham County commissioners approved asking the state Department of Revenue for a performance review of the board of assessors and also approved adding two more members to the three-man board.
In a unanimous decision Monday night, the Rincon City Council voted to purchase the Lions Club property on Lexington Avenue.
Guyton will take applications for the newly-created paid position of fire chief. The duties of the paid chief position also will include assisting the city's public works department as needed, according to interim city manager Randy Alexander. The chief will help with such duties as turning on and turning off water service for Guyton customers. "He'll have a dual job," Alexander said. "He'll be here every day." The city is taking the money spent on ...
Former Rincon mayor George Saraf is set to challenge incumbent Ken Lee for the mayor's seat in the November elections.
Joe Powers remembers a time when Guyton was even quieter than it is now. "When I grew up in the '40s, Guyton was a safe place," he said. "At the four-way stop sign, you could lay down and take a nap." Animals even had the right-of-way, Powers said. But years later, when the former schoolteacher used to give students rides home, he noticed a change in the community. "It was a dangerous place," he said. ...
Rincon City Council will hold a public hearing Monday night to discuss buying the Lions Club building on Lexington Avenue.
A current and former Rincon mayor are running for the seat, and six people have signed up to run for three city council seats.
A compromise solution may have been found to deliver needed water and sewer service to an industrial tract off Old Augusta Road.
For former secretary of state Condoleeza Rice, leadership starts with core values. "The most important trait of good leaders is to be operating out of some core values," Rice said. "If you are not operating from some sense of what is truly right and wrong and what really is a matter of principle then you will just be constantly buffeted by the events and winds you find yourself in." Rice will focus on leadership when ...
LaMeisha R. Hunter was sworn in as the Guyton representative on the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees. Hunter was selected as the newest member of the board of trustees on Aug. 4 to fill the chair of Dr. Franklin Goldwire, who served the hospital authority since 2005.
Rincon Mayor Ken Lee has filed to seek another term. Lee has been mayor for four years and previously had been involved with the IDA as vice-chairman and had been a past Effingham Chamber of Commerce president. "The growth has been tremendous," he said. "Years ago, it was coming so fast and furious, we couldn't get lines in the ground fast enough, and it presented problems, such as our water usage." The mayor said that ...
Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman has announced he will not seek re-election in November. "I feel that we have three qualified people running for council, and I feel like we will get someone very good to run for mayor," he said Thursday. "I feel like the city will be in good hands next year. "If these three get elected to council, and we get a good mayoral candidate, I feel sure that the city will be ...
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.
Rincon City Council members may discuss soon what they choose to discuss more frequently in open session.
An autopsy performed Tuesday has ruled that the death of an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Monday morning was a suicide.
Speed limits around the Blue Jay and Midland roads intersection could be changing soon.
Plans for Effingham County's Goshen Road fire station are almost complete, and the county is close to determining what its fire fees for the coming budget year will be.
Effingham County commissioners and school board members are set to approve a proposed new map for the five county commission and board of education districts.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into why an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy died Monday morning, and authorities are awaiting results from a pending autopsy.
As the Earth's climate continues to warm, what kind of effects will be sees in the ocean and the world in general? Seeking the answer to that broad question is one of the reasons scientists from the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are working with an international team of scientists on an experiment in Bergen, Norway.
An Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in a vehicle near an ECSO building at approximately 9:15 a.m. today.
Effingham County voters may get to decide if they want to keep the county commission at-large position - and if they want the position to be full-time.
As Effingham County commissioners prepare to approve a fiscal year 2012 budget, Springfield residents and city council members questioned them about the future of the Ulmer Park promenade project, which the city and county have been working on for almost a year and a half.
Witnesses have said they saw a dark, blue-black liquid bubbled up from the discharge pipe near a local textiles treatment plant Saturday, staining the sediment, banks and waters of the Ogeechee River.