WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll of registered voters in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia finds that 64 percent of voters support Congress passing a bill to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) is a cosponsor of the legislation. As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Barrow is expected to play a key role on this legislation.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the announcement by the Bush Administration to implement a series of border security measures as a positive step forward but renewed their call for President Bush to send an emergency supplemental bill to Congress to fully fund border security.
Evonne Mobley, System CTAE coordinator for the Effingham County Board of Education, spoke to the Effingham Rotary Sunrise about the Effingham Career Academy and its benefits to the community.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies, will be in Springfield, stopping at the National Night Out 2007 tonight at Ulmer Park.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved an agreement with the city of Springfield to run a water line down Highway 119.
Government and local officials from Effingham County are preparing to make the annual trip to Jekyll Island to attend the 2007 Effingham Chamber of Commerce community retreat.
Guyton's city council held a special called meeting Monday morning to dispose of property and purchase additional property.
Effingham County Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol Georgia Unit 453 meets Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Effingham County High School JROTC building. The commander is Joe Yutz. Ages are 12 to 21 for cadet programs. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.
Effingham County commissioners and the Industrial Development Authority are expected to iron out an agreement for water and sewer service at the IDA's I-16 project.
Effingham County commissioners are expected to decide soon who has county vehicles and where they can be driven.
Susan Gattman has taken the reins as director of the Treutlen House.
Effingham County commissioners have asked county staff to weigh closing the Effingham Prison, though a thorough analysis may take a couple of months.
To help local nonprofits in their efforts, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) is offering developing outcome-based performance measures for grant-funded programs on Aug. 16 from 1:30-4:30 p.m at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St., Savannah.
State health leaders will join U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) to hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce the results of a new poll conducted in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that shows support for legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products.
Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.
Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.
The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.
Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.
The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.
One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.
Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.
The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.
Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.
The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.
Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.
Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.