With a unanimous vote, the Effingham County commissioners approved a fiscal year 2013 budget Thursday night.
A 5-year-old Effingham County boy is in serious condition after being attacked by a neighbor's dog shortly before noon today, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
"It feels good on the inside," 10-year-old Ayden Meadows said as he served lemonade Friday afternoon at The Learning Treehouse in Rincon.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is set to welcome a new tenant into its industrial park.
The city of Springfield is exploring ways to have work done on the Mars Theater.
Martha Kirkland Hall
When Jeanie Driver first brought her autistic sons to the Arc of Effingham's Camp Hollywood four years ago, she didn't know what to expect.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency still maintains the Ogeechee River advisory until further notice.
As Effingham County commissioners voted to trim the sheriff's office budget for the current fiscal year, they also bandied about possible cost-saving measures they hope Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie employs.
After three previous attempts - and a half-dozen votes Tuesday that failed to produce a majority - Effingham County commissioners finally hammered out a successful first reading of the fiscal year 2013 budget.
For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.
Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.
It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.
Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.
Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.
The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.
Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.
The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.
One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.
Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.