The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the USDA Rural Development Agency, has made over $3 million dollars available in low-interest loan funds to income-eligible applicants to purchase homes in Effingham and surrounding counties. Loans are 100 percent with no down payment required.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the Senate's confirmation of Augusta attorney James Randall Hall to serve as the next U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Georgia.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to stimulate the nation's declining housing market. The legislation includes Isakson's proposal to offer tax credits to individuals purchasing a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. The legislation passed by a vote of 84 to 12.
Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the release of $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These awards will help state and local first responders improve emergency communications and coordination during a natural or man-made disaster.
The ordinances for the city of Springfield will be organized in a more user friendly way. The council approved using the services of Municipal Code Corporation to organize the ordinances, and create a new code book.
The parents of a toddler who spent two months in the hospital recovering from injuries stemming from alleged child abuse pled not guilty to all the charges in Effingham County Superior Court on Wednesday morning.
Medical staff at Doctors Hospital is reporting good news that two of the Imperial Sugar patients, who received treatment on the Rehab Unit, are being discharged today. Another Imperial Sugar burn patient is expected to be discharged Wednesday from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center to the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.
On April 12, the city of Rincon will close the intersection of Lisa Street and Fort Howard Road due to utility service work. Work will begin at 7 a.m., and is estimated that the road will reopen by April 14. If you have any questions, feel free to contact City Hall at 826-5996.