The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency received notification of citizens that are experiencing blister and sores on their bodies after swimming in the Ogeechee River. At this time there have not been any confirmed cases that the blisters or sores were caused by the river, local officials are still investigating the claims.
As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority courts a potential serious prospect, board members also are taking steps to avoid a possibly thorny issue.
Rincon City Council has approved the job description for a full-time firefighter but is holding off on approving a job description for a full-time chief.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey fruit growers in 12 states, including Georgia, for its biennial fruit chemical use survey. The agency will collect information on pesticides used, acres treated and rates applied to more than 20 fruit crops across the country.
With the newly-renovated Tuckasee King landing now open, local and state officials are hoping to reel in more boaters and anglers.
Authorities have identified a man killed in a Saturday night house fire on Courthouse Road.
Homeowners in extreme northern Effingham County could be getting a break on their insurance premiums soon.
The cause of a fire that claimed the life of an Effingham County man Saturday night is under investigation.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver killed in a crash Thursday night.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia General Assembly members, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver, GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz and members of the Port of Savannah's Homeland Security team commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday at the Port of Savannah.
Effingham County commissioners are hoping to ask voters early next year if they want to approve Sunday sales of beer and wine by the package - and sales of liquor by the drink.
A needs assessment is expected to answer some of the questions Effingham County commissioners have about building a new jail.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire launched another season of fundraising Thursday at the Savannah Civic Center where this year's campaign goal was unveiled to a beat.
A man reported as missing Tuesday evening has been found safe, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Several pallets of shingles valued at over $1,200 were reported stolen from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Aug. 22. These materials were a special donation by the Owens Corning Company in Savannah for the Habitat's first build of 2011, scheduled to break ground in September.
STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.