After several neighborhood residents urged them, Springfield City Council members voted down a variance request for a group home.
Rincon residents were happy with the city's direction, said city council incumbents who were re-elected to their seats Tuesday.
Residents along a south Effingham County road are asking county commissioners to close a portion of that road for safety reasons.
Voters in Rincon will go to the polls today to fill three of the six seats on Rincon City Council.
The letters of credit required from developers for water and sewer infrastructure soon may be extinct in Effingham County.
The Rincon City Council elections are the only contested municipal elections in Effingham County this year. There are three seats up for election and seven candidates running for those seats.
ATLANTA-State Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens urges consumers who are part of a group health plan to be prepared to make the right choices during health insurance open enrollment.
Georgia Tourism's Product Development Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will be in Effingham County to conduct a Resource Team visit from Nov. 7-10.
Effingham County commissioners will ask a separate attorney if a contract with a developer means the county will have to pay that developer more money.
The Springfield Revitalization Corporation and the city of Springfield are rejoicing after being notified of winning a $10,000 grant to go toward improvements of the Mars Theater.
In the state of Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in Georgia's six hospitals and community-based housing serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. Many of these patients have little, if any, contact with or support from friends or family.
ATLANTA-Americans now have seven full weeks to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage. During this year's Medicare open enrollment period, which ends Dec. 7, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services and the state's Area Agencies on Aging will offer free one-on-one assistance and community presentations to help Georgians make decisions about Medicare health and prescription drug plans.
A pair of recent fish kills in Middle Georgia's kaolin-mining belt have the Savannah Riverkeeper and Altamaha Riverkeeper organizations concerned over state authorities' management and oversight of industrial wastewater permits at kaolin-processing facilities.
Rincon's fire department is looking to add to its training repertoire.
Occupy Wall Street has reached the Coastal Empire.
Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.
In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.
The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.
As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.
An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.
Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.