After retiring from serving the state of Georgia, Bill Hitchens considered entering public life somewhere down the road. He didn't envision becoming a candidate for elected office so soon after ending his career with public safety.
Qualifying to run for state and local elections begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. and ends Friday at noon.
After more discussion and public input, Effingham County commissioners have opted not to change the fire fees - for now.
Effingham County commissioners entered into a contentious and potentially fractious series of arguments near the end of their meeting Tuesday night.
The state Supreme Court will hear the appeal of an Effingham County man convicted in the August 2008 slayings of his father and brother.
ir last meeting, Effingham County commissioners could be in line to adopt a new schedule of fire fees for the unincorporated portions of the county.
Festival organizers and Springfield city officials still are trying to figure out how best to conduct the fall event - and protect the city's interests.
Springfield is taking another step toward creating a historic district - and giving it a digital touch.
Speaking Monday to the Effingham County Republican Party, Georgia Department of Transportation engineer Brad Saxon said he wasn't there to lobby for support of the penny sales tax for transportation improvements Georgians will vote on in July.
Motorists who refuse, or sometimes forget, to wear their safety belt will need to be extra vigilant this month. That's because the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will be launching its annual May mobilization of Click It or Ticket.
Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Driver Services have announced the launch of Secure ID, a program aimed to further ensure the integrity of driver's licenses and identification cards while offering additional protection from identity theft.
Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel has announced she will seek re-election to the office. She will run as a Republican in the July primary and the November general elections.
With gas prices in Georgia averaging nearly $3.60 a gallon, it was no surprise that U.S. energy policies were discussed in Thursday's 12th Congressional District candidate forum in Springfield.
Sanitation fees in the unincorporated portions of Effingham County will be going up by $20.
The city of Guyton and Effingham County may take another try at a wastewater treatment pact.
A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.
A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.
As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.
The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.
A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.
In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.
Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.
The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.
Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.
Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.
Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.
More than one in five consumers said they rarely or never use a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA survey.
A Guyton woman wasn't able to attend a fundraiser held on her behalf Saturday, but the attendance reflected how many people are thinking about her.
ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.