The turnout for the Effingham County commissioners' budget meeting has spurred the creation of a citizens group that is calling itself "We the Taxpayers."
In an impromptu news conference on the edge of his Rincon Commercial Park, Herman Woods expressed again his frustration at the city of Rincon's lack of proper procedure in the taking of a piece of his land improperly for the building of a well house for the city.
Guyton's long-awaited Rails to Trails project is getting closer to its first step of work.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to extend the deadline for work on phase 1 of Old Augusta Road.
A Guyton resident is asking for a review of Effingham County's board of assessors. Raymon Starling has asked the county commissioners to request the state Department of Revenue's Local Government Services Division conduct a performance review of the board of assessors. Specifically, Starling is asking for a review of policy, procedures, cost schedules and land value schedules. "It's nothing unusual," Starling said of the review. "It's done all over the state all the time." Starling ...
The city of Rincon is accusing the owner of a disputed tract of land to have used a bulldozer to knock down a city building.
Rincon's nearly completed pump house on 17th Street was partially bulldozed sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning. The west end of the building had been taken down, with brick scattered around the area.
The owner of a Rincon custom motorcycle shop might have to find a new place to run his business after city officials told him that his current business license does not allow him to do business the way he's presently doing it.
The Springfield City Council approved the annexation of two pieces of property last Tuesday.
Editor's note: Lucas Hynes, an Effingham County native and resident currently in Afghanistan, offered to write a first-person account of life in a combat zone for the Effingham Herald.
A meeting of citizens concerned about government in Effingham County will be held Thursday at the Effingham County administrative complex at 7 p.m. The group is responding to interest shown at the county commissioners' Aug. 4 meeting.
Heavy thunderstorms rolled through Effingham County late Wednesday afternoon and lightning is believed to responsible for starting a fire that has displaced three Rincon families.
Several citizens voiced their concerns Monday night to Rincon City Council about a planned private school.
While Guyton City Council members may have gotten support for their idea of a park on their Riverside Drive property, the proposed wastewater treatment plant continues to draw fire and critics.
Guyton City Council finally has five names to consider putting on its newly-created leisure services board.
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.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is preparing for the launch of its new Web site after the Fourth of July holiday.
In response to a letter sent by Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack determined that, due to the ongoing drought, 22 counties, including Effingham County, suffered production losses great enough to warrant a secretarial natural disaster designation.
Springfield was once again awarded a $10,000 grant for its annual Fourth of July fireworks display from Liberty Mutual Insurance's Bring Back the 4th contest.
Effingham County commissioners determined Tuesday night who they want to build a new jail - where, when and how much it will cost to build will wait for another day.
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.