Tax preparation season presents opportunities for fraud and some are being caught off-guard by consultants who are not what they claim.
ATHENS-Hobby Stripling, Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14 and continue through April 15. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.
Donnie Thomas, acting state director of USDA Rural Development, presented a ceremonial big check to members of the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP). Through RMAP, SBAC will provide micro-loans - loans less than $50,000 - to small rural businesses. SBAC is receiving a $400,000 loan and a $100,000 grant. The event was held at Southeast Technical College in Vidalia.
A woman discovered by Effingham County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon is back with her family.
The city of Springfield may be ready to take another run at a block grant to help out residents of the Railroad Avenue area.
Springfield City Council members seeking Mayor Jeff Northway's ouster and the mayor are scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning before Judge William Woodrum Jr.
Springfield city officials have concluded an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inquiry into an incident that took place at Ulmer Park prior to a barbecue cookoff.
No serious injuries were reported in a collision between a pickup and a diesel truck Thursday morning at the intersection of HIghway 80 and Old River Road in Eden.
Springfield City Council members are working on amending their special event use permits after a request from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.
All lanes on Highway 80 have been reopened.
All lanes on Highway 80 at Old River Road are closed in Effingham County following an accident with injuries involving a diesel truck and a car. Diesel is on the roadway and will be closed until further notice. Motorist are asked to avoid the area.
Rincon City Council members have paid an honor to a volunteer firefighter who is on the mend after suffering a stroke.
Springfield City Council members are expected to discuss a long-debated temporary sign ordinance at tonight's meeting.
ATLANTA-Members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation remain optimistic, though cautiously, about the prospects for the state budget.
A man convicted last month in the double murder of his father and brother is seeking a new trial.
Craig Heidt's battle for a new trial appears to be over.
When Effingham County commissioners choose a vice-chairman Tuesday, they will use a different method to conduct and announce their votes.
Cpl. Dennis Badger's colleagues in law enforcement remember him as someone who always wanted to help others.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to make sure guns won't be fired off as part of New Year's Eve festivities.
The owners of industrial-zoned property across from the Old Augusta Road-Highway 21 junction want to continue to work with Effingham County for access at a planned traffic signal at the intersection.
An Effingham County Sheriff's deputy was seriously injured Friday morning after his patrol car flipped and crashed into a ditch on Midland Road.
Several incumbent Effingham County leaders were sworn in to serve another term in a ceremony on Dec. 20 at the Historic Effingham Courthouse.
Effingham County is ready to put an excise tax on energy used in manufacturing.
ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has signed an order finalizing new rules that will require all insurance companies who sell individual health policies in Georgia to also offer "child-only" individual health coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2013.
There were 17 traffic deaths across the state during the Christmas holiday period, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
City of Rincon employees joined people around the country Friday in a solemn observance of the one-week anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
The newest Effingham County commissioners won't take their seats for another two weeks. But they're eager to get going.
Georgia State Patrol troopers are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of their holiday celebrations this year. Troopers will be keeping a close eye out for impaired drivers now through the end of the year.
After 33 years of being on the sidelines and breaking down film at night and on the weekends, Rick Tomberlin figured it was time for something else in his life.
Rincon City Council members have approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that will be $3.5 million less than the fiscal year 2012 plan.