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 ...
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.
Springfield Mayor Jeff Northway will take the stand again this morning as the Effingham County Superior Court proceeding on whether he will continue as mayor enters its third day.
Though Guyton has opted to pursue building its own wastewater treatment plant, Effingham County commissioners say the door for future cooperation is still open.
Effingham County leaders didn't get everything on their wish list through the regional transportation roundtable's executive committee. Still, plenty of the road projects they want done through the potential sales tax proceeds is moving forward.
Rincon City Council may look for help as it considers whether to revise its ordinances and the job descriptions for city employees.
Effingham County Sheriff's investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a toddler who drowned in a swimming pool Friday evening in Effingham County.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office will take part in this national mobilization of law enforcement agencies to focus on efforts toward getting drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol off of the road. Operation Zero Tolerance will be in force through the July 4th holiday weekend.
Springfield City Council members want to find just the right spot for potential farmer's market.
Highway 21 will be closed from 9:30 a.m.-noon in Rincon for the annual Fourth of July parade.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a missing juvenile.
The executive committee of the regional transportation roundtable will meet Wednesday morning at Richmond Hill City Center to begin paring the list of road and transit projects that may go before voters next year.
As the state begins its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, organizations are joining forces in Effingham County to do their part.