The Rincon branch of the Live Oak Public Library will close on Sundays, beginning Sept. 6. "Due to a 5 percent reduction in our budget this year, following three years of flat funding, it is no longer possible to maintain the high level of service that Effingham County residents have come to expect," said library director Christian Kruse. Kruse added the Sunday close will remain in effect until further notice. "We look forward to resuming ...
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Springfield woman Wednesday morning.
A Richmond Hill Marine killed in Afghanistan earlier this month is being remembered as a good man, a devoted family man and a true patriot.
Rincon City Council approved a new ordinance aimed at preventing public drunkenness. The previous ordinance required that alcohol be in possession if a person is in a public place. The new ordinance prohibits people from being under the influence and intoxicated on the public ways, such as alleys and streets, and sitting in a car if the car's not moving and sitting in a car intoxicated on public streets. The new ordinance doesn't require a ...
It's built to handle a lot - and that's just what its inhabitants and owners want.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced Friday the activity totals for the week-long concentrated patrols with four other Southeastern states in the "Take Back Our Highways" program.
To the applause from the county employees in attendance, Effingham County commissioners approved a budget that includes pay raises for its workers.
As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority begins to think about the future of Research Forest Tract, it also has to find the answer to a question about the sprawling parcel - how to get in and out of there.
Billy Currington, country music star from Effingham County, and his band narrowly missed tragedy Saturday when a ferocious storm toppled the main stage at the Big Valley Country Music Jamboree in Alberta, Canada.
With children returning to school over the next few weeks, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to be alert when traveling in school zones and near school bus stops.
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess has announced that biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the following areas because of flooding and downed trees and power lines.
Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon gave a reminder at Monday night's City Council meeting for citizens to be mindful of school speed zones around the city.
The Board of Assessors adopted the new cost schedule on land for 2009 at their special called meeting on June 29. They reviewed and approved the new values on the 2009 digest.
A new survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and North American Consumer Protection Investigators identified the top 10 consumer complaints in the nation for 2008.
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.