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.
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.
The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.
Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.
Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.
A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.
The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.
A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.
Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.
Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.