Tax preparation season presents opportunities for fraud and some are being caught off-guard by consultants who are not what they claim.
ATHENS-Hobby Stripling, Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14 and continue through April 15. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.
Donnie Thomas, acting state director of USDA Rural Development, presented a ceremonial big check to members of the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP). Through RMAP, SBAC will provide micro-loans - loans less than $50,000 - to small rural businesses. SBAC is receiving a $400,000 loan and a $100,000 grant. The event was held at Southeast Technical College in Vidalia.
A woman discovered by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon is back with her family.
The city of Springfield may be ready to take another run at a block grant to help out residents of the Railroad Avenue area.
Springfield City Council members seeking Mayor Jeff Northway's ouster and the mayor are scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning before Judge William Woodrum Jr.
Springfield city officials have concluded an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inquiry into an incident that took place at Ulmer Park prior to a barbecue cookoff.
No serious injuries were reported in a collision between a pickup and a diesel truck Thursday morning at the intersection of HIghway 80 and Old River Road in Eden.
Springfield City Council members are working on amending their special event use permits after a request from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.
All lanes on Highway 80 have been reopened.
All lanes on Highway 80 at Old River Road are closed in Effingham County following an accident with injuries involving a diesel truck and a car. Diesel is on the roadway and will be closed until further notice. Motorist are asked to avoid the area.
Rincon City Council members have paid an honor to a volunteer firefighter who is on the mend after suffering a stroke.
Springfield City Council members are expected to discuss a long-debated temporary sign ordinance at tonight's meeting.
ATLANTA-Members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation remain optimistic, though cautiously, about the prospects for the state budget.
A man convicted last month in the double murder of his father and brother is seeking a new trial.
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.
Effingham County commissioners are scheduled to hold a public hearing on their fiscal year 2012 general fund and special fund budgets tonight.
Rincon City Council members paid tribute to its honorees for the 2011 Humanitarian Awards and its winners in the annual Fourth of July parade.
Springfield City Council members got the results of their annual audit at last Tuesday's meeting, along with approving a purchasing policy.
Effingham County commissioners likely will adopt a smaller budget for the current fiscal year - and stick to their vow not to raise the millage on county property owners.