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.
Rincon City Council members may discuss soon what they choose to discuss more frequently in open session.
An autopsy performed Tuesday has ruled that the death of an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Monday morning was a suicide.
Speed limits around the Blue Jay and Midland roads intersection could be changing soon.
Plans for Effingham County's Goshen Road fire station are almost complete, and the county is close to determining what its fire fees for the coming budget year will be.
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.