Tax preparation season presents opportunities for fraud and some are being caught off-guard by consultants who are not what they claim.
ATHENS-Hobby Stripling, Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14 and continue through April 15. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.
Donnie Thomas, acting state director of USDA Rural Development, presented a ceremonial big check to members of the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP). Through RMAP, SBAC will provide micro-loans - loans less than $50,000 - to small rural businesses. SBAC is receiving a $400,000 loan and a $100,000 grant. The event was held at Southeast Technical College in Vidalia.
A woman discovered by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon is back with her family.
The city of Springfield may be ready to take another run at a block grant to help out residents of the Railroad Avenue area.
Springfield City Council members seeking Mayor Jeff Northway's ouster and the mayor are scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning before Judge William Woodrum Jr.
Springfield city officials have concluded an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inquiry into an incident that took place at Ulmer Park prior to a barbecue cookoff.
No serious injuries were reported in a collision between a pickup and a diesel truck Thursday morning at the intersection of HIghway 80 and Old River Road in Eden.
Springfield City Council members are working on amending their special event use permits after a request from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.
All lanes on Highway 80 have been reopened.
All lanes on Highway 80 at Old River Road are closed in Effingham County following an accident with injuries involving a diesel truck and a car. Diesel is on the roadway and will be closed until further notice. Motorist are asked to avoid the area.
Rincon City Council members have paid an honor to a volunteer firefighter who is on the mend after suffering a stroke.
Springfield City Council members are expected to discuss a long-debated temporary sign ordinance at tonight's meeting.
ATLANTA-Members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation remain optimistic, though cautiously, about the prospects for the state budget.
A man convicted last month in the double murder of his father and brother is seeking a new trial.
SAVANNAH-Newt Gingrich took shots at the national media and President Obama at an appearance in Savannah on Tuesday night.
Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2012.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah area increased to 8.5 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.4 percent in April. The April rate was first reported at a preliminary 8.5 percent. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in May a year ago was 8.3 percent.
A precursor to improvements on one of Effingham County's most severely damaged ash roads has been cleared, as commissioners approved a contract with EMC Engineering to conduct surveying of Courthouse Road Extension.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved a fiscal year 2012 budget that cuts 15 percent from its operating expenditures from the current budget.
Effingham County commissioners approved a step toward reworking the McCall and Blue Jay-Blandford roads intersections.
USDA Farm Service Agency Georgia State Executive Director Hobby Stripling reported that 22 Georgia counties in the southeastern part of the state have been submitted for Secretarial Disaster Designation due to the early spring drought.
Guyton City Council members approved Tuesday night the first reading of a proposed fiscal year 2012 budget that is 4.5 percent bigger than the current budget.
Rincon water and sewer customers will be paying a little more starting Aug. 1.
Springfield is putting into a motion a recycling pilot program for approximately 100 homes.
The victim in a fatal crash on I-16 Wednesday afternoon in Effingham County has been identified.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.8 percent from April to May. The April rate was first reported at a preliminary 9.9 percent, but was revised. The state's jobless rate was 10 percent in May a year ago.
The 2011 assessment notice will be mailed June 14 with the last day to file an appeal on July 28.
As she began to introduce this year's John Adam Treutlen Award winner Thursday night, Brooke Graham decided to swap her black jacket for a green one.
Effingham County commissioners and Guyton City Council members agreed to forge ahead with talks on Guyton possibly tying into the county wastewater treatment plant.