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.
Effingham County Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel has announced she will seek re-election to the office. She will run as a Republican in the July primary and the November general elections.
With gas prices in Georgia averaging nearly $3.60 a gallon, it was no surprise that U.S. energy policies were discussed in Thursday's 12th Congressional District candidate forum in Springfield.
Sanitation fees in the unincorporated portions of Effingham County will be going up by $20.
The city of Guyton and Effingham County may take another try at a wastewater treatment pact.
ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.