The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy on behalf of the Effingham County Hospital Authority this year by 7.90 percent over the rollback millage rate. The current millage rate for the Hospital Authority is 1.977, the rollback millage rate is 2.178, and the proposed millage is 2.35.
Rincon City Council members have approved a revised site plan for a proposed senior living complex, but they want more answers on an access road.
The two candidates for Effingham County coroner outlined their credentials to the crowd at the recent candidates forum hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.
A candidate for Effingham County tax commissioner promises to make changes to the office if he is elected. The incumbent says that a number of positive steps have already been taken under her watch.
What has become known as "Obamacare" may be here to stay, Congressman Jack Kingston said.
Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard Mallard is touting his 12 years' experience as DA in his bid for re-election, while challenger Martha Kirkland Hall believes her range of experience in the courtroom should earn her the position.
U.S. Marshals and Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Warner Robins man wanted on armed robbery charges, bringing him into custody Monday.
Bond was denied Thursday morning for a Clyo man facing a murder charge for the Wednesday morning death of his cousin.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has issued an advisory for the Ogeechee River.
Air Force Airman Miranda E. Gibbs graduated recently from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority members believe their budget and recently-approved capital improvement plan will set the IDA up to move some of their plans forward.
The two Republicans vying to serve Effingham County in the state House of Representatives District 161 seat shared differing views Thursday on how to stimulate the economy, whether the state should legalize gambling and the merits of Georgia's proposed special purpose local option sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST).
Asked during Thursday's candidate forum if they would support cutting county commissioners' pay to help balance Effingham County's budget, two candidates for commission chairman at-large said they would be on board with such a step.
Effingham County commissioners want to take another look at how much the sheriff's office is spending and wants to spend for the coming fiscal year.
Effingham County has no shortage of people looking for work, as evidenced by the county's 8 percent unemployment rate. Many others are struggling to make ends meet with a job that does not pay well or lacks health benefits.
ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.
Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.
A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.
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The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.
Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).