Gov. Nathan Deal announced immediate reforms for how the state communicates with Georgians when under a winter storm warning; he also named the Governor's Severe Winter Weather Warning and Preparedness Task Force, which will advise on implementation of reforms and suggest short-term and long-term solutions.
Effingham County leaders and Chamber of Commerce members, along with members of its state legislative delegation, met with state officials Monday and Tuesday during the Chamber's Effingham Day at the Capitol.
ATLANTA - A bill introduced late in last year's General Assembly session is getting support from environmental groups as it comes back before state legislators.
ATLANTA - What could become one of the General Assembly's most controversial bills is generating quite a buzz - well before it hits the floor for a vote.
The warnings local officials issued to stay off Effingham County roads on Tuesday and Wednesday appear to have paid off.
Effingham County students will be back in school on Thursday, albeit with a little later start.
After consultation with GEMA Director Charley English and other state agency heads, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a state of emergency declaration related to the winter storm for the entire state of Georgia. The governor has delayed the opening of state government until noon Wednesday.
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department offers the following tips from its training unit on driving in wintry conditions:
Effingham County commissioners may adopt a unique solution to repair a subdivision's damaged roads.
As Georgians continue to experience record-low temperatures this winter, Georgia Power is reminding customers that preparation and planning can help minimize the impact of the severe weather on their energy bills.
With potentially dangerous winter weather expected to move into the area, the Effingham County School System has canceled school for students on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A prospect that has been in hibernation for quite a while has asked the Effingham Industrial Development Authority to extend an option on land.
Effingham County is about to attempt to curtail the number of accidents at one of its most troubled intersections.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is joining pedestrian and bicycle safety partners to remind both walkers and riders to wear reflective gear as winter continues and days remain darker.
With the grand opening of the Mars Theatre just three months away, much of the work remaining to be done may lie in the hands of the Springfield City Council.
Effingham County commissioners may seek another method to alleviate their water and sewer debt.
A 72-year-old man and a teenager died from injuries in separate accidents Thursday on Effingham County roads.
With the grand opening of Springfield's Mars Theatre two weeks away, city council members approved a list of policies and procedures for the facility Tuesday night.
While beer and wine will be served at certain live performances, alcohol likely won't flow at the Mars Theatre when it shows movies.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
Rincon City Council members are expected to hold a zoning hearing at their next meeting on the city's newly-annexed 66 acres off Blue Jay and McCall roads.
Improvements to McCall and Blue Jay roads are expected to start this week, according to temporary county administrator Toss Allen.
Vera Jones can continue her re-election bid, after the Effingham County Board of Elections voted 3-1 Friday morning to dismiss a challenge to her candidacy.
The numbers, Rick Allen believes, are in his favor.
STATESBORO - In their first debate, the five Republican candidates for Congress in Georgia's 12th District responded to questions about Obamacare, Ukraine, reducing regulations, and states' rights in regard to medical marijuana.
A disputed road will remain open, Effingham County commissioners decided Tuesday night.
Effingham County commissioners approved an engagement letter for the elections board's attorney choice in Friday morning's hearing.
The challenge to Effingham County 2nd District Commissioner Vera Jones' candidacy will be heard Friday at 9 a.m. at the Effingham County administrative complex.
Office seekers at Saturday morning's candidates' forum on ethics, morality and principles agreed that the country is on the wrong track and needs to return toward a Judeo-Christian foundation.
SAVANNAH - The seven Republican hopefuls vying for a chance to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss took a number of shots at the federal government - and each other - in Saturday night's forum.