Murray Kight recalled having to go with the pastor to tell his father that the younger Kight's brother had been killed in action in Korea. Tommy Allen remembered the young sailor whose place his late uncle took in the engine room stopping by their house after the war. John Kieffer told the story of the telegram his grandmother received on the front porch of her home. Jesse Simmons said his birthday will never be the same.
March 23 began as "a typical Friday morning at Guyton Elementary," according to Principal Charlotte Connelly.
While county commissioners question if the 911 center and the sheriff's dispatch office can be merged, Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said that section serves a vital and necessary function.
benezer's historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church honored part of its heritage Saturday - a part that has only recently been discovered.
The Effingham County commission seats up for election this year have drawn interest from several candidates.
The opening of qualifying brought three candidates for the Effingham County commission's chairman at-large post.
The rubber ducks will be off to the races again June 2.
Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is advising caution around the Ogeechee River. The EPD, DNR and Auburn University are investigating a handful of dead fish around the Highways 301 and 24 crossover.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will host two town hall meetings Memorial Day to discuss veterans' issues. The town hall meetings, taking place in Augusta and Statesboro, will allow Barrow to meet with 12th District veterans and their families, thank them for their service, and listen to their concerns.
Citizens are invited and urged to take an hour or two on Memorial Day at 6 p.m., and remember those who went to war and lost their life defending freedom.
Effingham Health System staged an emergency preparedness drill May 15, simulating the evacuation of their skilled nursing facility for an approaching Category 3 hurricane. The drill was monitored by public safety officials and hospital staff in an effort to better coordinate the required preparations and activities surrounding a real evacuation situation.
One year after a massive fish kill that left about 38,000 fish rotting along the shores of the Ogeechee River, Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp said conditions have not improved.
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.
Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.
In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.
The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.
As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.
An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.
Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.