Effingham County commissioners have agreed to ask the state for a performance review of the board of assessors and to expand the membership of the board.
Rincon City Councilman Ken Baxley will not seek another term on council, he announced Monday.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community, business and political leaders gathered Thursday and Friday to map out a far-reaching and long-range vision of what they think Effingham County can be.
Local lawmakers don't expect the GREAT plan or an increase in the tobacco tax, even as the state stares at continuing dwindling revenues.
It's time to roll up your sleeve and arm yourself against the seasonal flu. Getting vaccinated each year is one of the best ways you can avoid catching or spreading the virus. The Effingham County Health Department will offer seasonal flu shot clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 4 and Sept. 18. Appointments are required.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requesting comments on a proposed rule that would establish the procedures and eligibility criteria for receiving assistance under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program.
A limited number of tickets will be available to the public to hear former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. Rice will speak to the student body about leadership, followed by a short question and answer session.
ATLANTA - The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening at 6 p.m. and traffic on Georgia roads is expected to be heavy. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said a number of local events across the state will contribute to make for a busy holiday period.
What began as a routine Rincon City Council meeting Monday night turned out to be a long narrative by city attorney Raymond Dickey and punctuated by Mayor Ken Lee and Councilman Paul Wendelken on giving the "whole story" on the ongoing land dispute with Herman Woods.
Wesley Corbitt was named finance officer following Rincon City Council's executive session Monday night.
The local citizens group "We, the Tax Payers" will appear before the Effingham County commissioners in their meeting Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., petitioning for the commissioners to take several actions that relate to the 2009 re-assessment of Effingham property.
An accident involving at least two vehicles on Hwy 21 between Goshen Road and the county line has slowed traffic. Emergency crews are on the scene.
Representatives of the Grandview tract extolled its potential as an industrial site to Effingham County commissioners - and said the time is right to extend water and sewer lines to the tract, they said.
Coastal Georgia is set to go through a positive change, according to Barbara Hurst, transportation director of the Coastal Regional Commission, formerly the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center.
The Effingham County School System is growing, and it has the room to grow, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.
All lanes of Highway 17 north are now open.
Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract extension for service on the county's vehicles - but it's a function they may want to take another look at down the road.
Effingham County commissioners are vowing to take a closer look at who can take county-owned vehicles home at night.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce awarded checks totaling $18,000 in tourism grants to three Effingham County organizations. Checks were awarded to the Historic Effingham Society, the Georgia Salzburger Society and to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for various tourism related projects.
Effective Aug. 15, the Savannah Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.
One man is dead following a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in southern Effingham County.
If Effingham County voters get the chance to determine if they want to retain the at-large county commission chairman post next year, it won't be a full-time position.
All four phases of the Effingham Parkway are headed to the full regional transportation roundtable for approval after the executive committee approved what is known as the constrained draft list.
State legislators discussed the pollution of the Ogeechee River, as well as the job security of about 500 people who are employed by a textiles treatment plant being blamed by some for a massive fish kill in May.
Jeff Northway is out as mayor of Springfield, following a judge's ruling handed down Monday.
Effingham County commissioners have approved what they hope will be the final version for county commission and school board districts.
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.