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.
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.
When Effingham County commissioners begin to look at health insurance plans again, it will have Larry Hadden and Hadden Insurance helping guide the process.
A proposed amendment to Rule 391-1, Administration is under consideration by the Board of Natural Resources that will specify how the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will provide refund of fees. Senate Bill 121, passed during the 2011 legislative session, allows the Board of Natural Resources to establish by rule procedures to refund fees collected by the Department of Natural Resources in error or as an overpayment, or to refund fees which the department or ...
Springfield firefighters, with help from several other departments, battled an early morning at a Church Road home Thursday.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with eight manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers, have announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers. No incidents or injuries have been reported so far.
Nearly 500 people packed into the Effingham County Middle School cafeteria Tuesday night to hear from the state Environmental Protection Division why tens of thousands fish died in the Ogeechee River.
As state leaders point to the Coastal Empire as the launching point for any economic recovery in Georgia, Effingham County may have taken a step forward in being prime position.
A gas station in Rincon is equipped with a lot of luck and a $2.5 million lottery winner to boot. BP, located at 101 S. Columbia Ave. in Rincon, sold a winning top prize ticket from the Georgia Lottery instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.