The 2014 session moved into the second half, and activity on the floor increased. At the same time Senate and House leaders considered differences in the fiscal year 2014 amended budgets passed by both houses, and the Senate began work in earnest on the general budget for FY15. The last 14 or so days of this session are certain to be active with some of the more controversial legislation being considered.
Agriculture teacher and Effingham County Young Farmers advisor Freddie Waltz was honored recently by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District as Effingham's 2013 Conservationist of the Year.
This week completes eight years of Echoes of Effingham in the Effingham Herald. With 52 weeks per year, that mounts up to a sizeable amount of weekly print deadlines. It has been a pleasure to bring you photos, stories told only on porches and over fences by those who share them, and items discovered and reprinted for your reading.
February 20, 2014|
By Susan Exley
|Echoes of Effingham
As you undoubtedly have heard, state business was halted again last week due to Winter Storm Pax that barreled its way through the South and eventually the Northeast. Because of the severe weather threat and the lessons learned two weeks ago from the ice and snow that crippled Atlanta, state officials closed government offices, which allowed the legislative session to meet only on Monday and part of Tuesday.