Effingham County commissioners will take up an agreement with the three municipalities for county jail services at their meeting today.
The Effingham County sanitation department made a pitch to Springfield to see if the city wants to pitch in with the Great American Cleanup.
The city of Springfield is trying to clear up an issue with the state as it pushes forward with a community development block grant application.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area increased to 9.3 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.0 percent in December. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in January 2010 was also 9.3 percent.
The Effingham Democratic Committee elected new officers Feb. 17. Gussie Nease, chairperson and Willie Webb, vice-chair, had to resign from their positions due to health reasons. The new officers are chairperson Jack Garvin and vice-chair Homer Wallace. Retaining their positions are Hank Heller as treasurer and Cathy Brantley as secretary. Nease and Webb will continue to serve on the Effingham Democratic Committee. Nease expressed a desire for a fluid transition and continued growth. "In the ...
April 1 is the deadline for filing a property tax return for 2011. The return is your estimation of value of your property. This date is also the deadline for filing for homestead exemption and Specialized Assessments such as Conservation Use Valuation covenants for 2011.
Georgia's farmers not only preserve the lush farmland you enjoy during a drive in the country, they also help feed the world.
The Effingham County Tea Party will be hosting a meeting tonight to discuss the tax system and specifically to provide information about the fair tax.
Effingham County commissioners decided not to buy new patrol cars - at least, not any of the Ford Crown Victorias - for now.
Fixing the troubled ash roads in Effingham County could take several different methods, depending on the remedies needed, county commissioners learned Tuesday.
Rincon fire fighters should be getting upgraded safety equipment, after city council members approved starting a bid process for a host of gear items.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority may be changing how the world sees it - online.
With interest in the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's I-16 tracts percolating, board members are weighing what to do to get those parcels ready - and how quickly they may need to act.
Residents of a flood-plagued neighborhood asked Springfield City Council members what's taken so long to find out what can be done about their problems.
Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are continuing their search for a man reported missing by his family more than week ago.
Lawmakers and citizens alike sounded a recurring theme on a sweltering Sunday afternoon: They want answers on why thousands of fish in a stretch of the Ogeechee River died two weeks ago.
The pleas for help filled the air, already thick with the acrid smell of gunpowder and with a further layer of confusion added with the sound of an automatic weapon firing.
Springfield officials will research what other cities are doing to lessen the burden on Habitat for Humanity.
It's safe to eat fish caught from the Ogeechee River, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division said Friday.
Seven design teams from the Savannah College of Art and Design left an impression on Springfield City Council members Tuesday night.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has voted to seek another method of financing its debt.
At the invitation of the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, and with the support of the Effingham County commissioners, three staff members of the state Department of Economic Development's tourism office spent two days in Effingham reviewing the sites of tourism interest and began the working process with the Effingham CVB to develop a local plan to enhance tourism in the county.
Remembering those who have made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the U.S. will be the theme at the Memorial Day program at the Effingham County Veterans Park in Springfield. The program will be Memorial Day at 6 p.m.
The message was simple and direct, and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office hopes it made it to its intended audience.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division announced late Thursday that the fish kill in the Ogeechee River was caused by columnaris, a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress. Humans are not known to be affected by this disease.
The city of Springfield is using a designer's eye in taking a look at what its downtown could be.
Effingham Hospital and other regional hospital tested their skills in the 2011 Region J Hurricane Evacuation and Re-entry Full Scale Exercise last week with help from 11 Effingham Career Academy students.
The Georgia EPD and the Department of Natural Resources are expected to get test results Wednesday from the Ogeechee River after state and federal officials issued an advisory Sunday evening, urging residents not to swim in or eat fish taken from the river.
Summer 2011 marks the eighth consecutive season that police are rolling out waves of enforcement patrols across 159 Georgia counties to crack down on dangerous, aggressive, and high-speed drivers. The 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. campaign is a multi-jurisdictional highway safety enforcement strategy designed to reduce high-fatality crash-counts during Georgia's potentially deadly holiday driving period from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July and Labor Day. H.E.A.T. stands for "Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic." "Police ...
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), DNR Wildlife Division and USEPA have responded to a fish kill occurring on an approximate 35-40 mile segment of the Ogeechee River in the counties of Screven and Bulloch with possible effects in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.