The long-awaited grant is in the city of Springfield's hands. City Manager Brett Bennett presented the community development block grant check for $359,605 to city council members Tuesday night. The grant money will go toward sanitary sewer improvements. "We should be moving forward here soon," Bennett said. The system also still has to be designed. Once it's designed and put in place, nearly 20 homes in an lower- income area along Railroad Avenue and Tunnel ...
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has launched a social media program. The social media plan includes a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
Rincon firefighters, public works crews and residents were busy Sunday night and Monday cleaning up the debris and the damage from a sudden, powerful storm that swept through the area Sunday afternoon.
Effingham County has been awarded federal funds under phase 29 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program State Set-Aside.
The Effingham County Historic Courthouse received a long-awaited award Monday afternoon, sealing local leaders' commitment to preserving the past with an eye toward the future.
Effingham County commissioners have approved the first reading of two ordinances that could allow voters to approve Sunday package sales of beer and wine and to pave the way for Sunday sales of alcohol by the drink.
BLITCHTON-Citizens who live along or near the Ogeechee River were urged not to give up the fight and continue to take their plight through legal channels and elected officials.
The Effingham County Board of Commissioners will be holding a LEED Plaque Presentation Ceremony on Monday. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the newly rehabilitated Historic Effingham County Courthouse.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to move forward with a design-build contract for a new county jail in three separate phases.
Two lawsuits pending against a Screven County textile facility alleged to be the source of a massive May fish kill on the Ogeechee River are moving forward - and plaintiffs in one case are hoping to move the suit back to the state level.
A Screven County textiles plant accused of being the source the Ogeechee River's massive fish kill in May has agreed to a Georgia Environmental Protection Division consent order.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah increased to 9.5 percent in August, up two-tenth of a percentage point from 9.3 percent in July. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in August a year ago was also 9.3 percent.
With the potential of a grant from the state Department of Economic Development in hand, work around the Mars Theater in Springfield could be coming soon.
Members of the Effingham County recreation board are pleading with county commissioners to restore funding for the rec department's gymnasium.
Georgia Farm Bureau is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to finance a new permanent exhibit building at Sunbelt Expo featuring Georgia agriculture. The building will be dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, the opening day of Expo. All GFB members are invited.
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.