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.
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.