The Rincon branch of the Live Oak Public Library will close on Sundays, beginning Sept. 6. "Due to a 5 percent reduction in our budget this year, following three years of flat funding, it is no longer possible to maintain the high level of service that Effingham County residents have come to expect," said library director Christian Kruse. Kruse added the Sunday close will remain in effect until further notice. "We look forward to resuming ...
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Springfield woman Wednesday morning.
A Richmond Hill Marine killed in Afghanistan earlier this month is being remembered as a good man, a devoted family man and a true patriot.
Rincon City Council approved a new ordinance aimed at preventing public drunkenness. The previous ordinance required that alcohol be in possession if a person is in a public place. The new ordinance prohibits people from being under the influence and intoxicated on the public ways, such as alleys and streets, and sitting in a car if the car's not moving and sitting in a car intoxicated on public streets. The new ordinance doesn't require a ...
It's built to handle a lot - and that's just what its inhabitants and owners want.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced Friday the activity totals for the week-long concentrated patrols with four other Southeastern states in the "Take Back Our Highways" program.
To the applause from the county employees in attendance, Effingham County commissioners approved a budget that includes pay raises for its workers.
As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority begins to think about the future of Research Forest Tract, it also has to find the answer to a question about the sprawling parcel - how to get in and out of there.
Billy Currington, country music star from Effingham County, and his band narrowly missed tragedy Saturday when a ferocious storm toppled the main stage at the Big Valley Country Music Jamboree in Alberta, Canada.
With children returning to school over the next few weeks, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to be alert when traveling in school zones and near school bus stops.
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess has announced that biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the following areas because of flooding and downed trees and power lines.
Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon gave a reminder at Monday night's City Council meeting for citizens to be mindful of school speed zones around the city.
The Board of Assessors adopted the new cost schedule on land for 2009 at their special called meeting on June 29. They reviewed and approved the new values on the 2009 digest.
A new survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and North American Consumer Protection Investigators identified the top 10 consumer complaints in the nation for 2008.
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.
One of the most direct impacts of last year's Census is already in the hands of county commissioners.
T.C. Madison III and Jennifer Coker of Liberty Mutual present the $10,000 "Bring Back the 4th" grant from Liberty Mutual to the city of Springfield.
Rincon City Council members have upheld the suspension of a police officer who was disciplined for being involved in three collisions but reduced the amount of pay he was docked.
Jeff Northway will learn by Aug. 1 if he will continue as mayor of Springfield. But in the wake of closing arguments and final testimony Friday morning, Northway could be in more serious trouble.