ATLANTA - Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Knight unveiled his proposal for education policy.
Rincon - Barack Obama's endorsement of U.S. Rep. John Barrow is "hypocritical and nothing more than politics-as-usual" according to candidate for Congress Ray McKinney.
Georgia state troopers along with officers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police divisions will team with law enforcement officers from local police and sheriffs' departments across Georgia for Operation Zero Tolerance, Georgia's high visibility impaired driving enforcement program.
Qualifying for nonpartisan races in Effingham County got off to a fast start Monday. Beth Mosley Rahn, a local realtor, and probate court chief clerk Judy Suhor filed their qualifying papers for the probate judge position. Longtime probate judge Frances Seckinger has retired. Richard Rafter, a local attorney, has said he intends to run for the position but had not qualified as of 3:15 Monday afternoon. Preston Exley has decided to retire as chief magistrate, ...
The long-awaited groundbreaking for EFACEC could be getting closer. The Portuguese manufacturer of electrical components may be ready to start work as early as next month, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said. State and local officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the firm in November, with EFACEC planning on making a site at the Effingham Industrial Park its U.S. headquarters. EFACEC has hired an engineering firm, Henry said, and those engineers are ...
With a handful of major tasks ahead of it, and the potential for more looming, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority hopes its budget for the pending fiscal year puts some of those plans in motion.
Guyton's joint public workshop with the Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper left attendees with more questions about a proposed wastewater treatment plant than answers. Local citizens and affected groups are doing what they can to try and stop Guyton from moving forward with its plans; however, it seems their efforts may be a little too late.
The nature of the relationship between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce is changing, and it's changing for the better, members of the two groups said.
After a walk around the woods, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority members really can see the forest for the trees.
Rick Gossett says the campaign to be sheriff came to him. Gossett, the current Bloomingdale police chief, said he intended to serve six more years in that position before retiring. But some Effingham County residents coaxed him to run for sheriff. "They convinced me we needed a change in the sheriff's department," he said. "And they convinced me we can get this done. "At the end of the next four years, which sheriff will have ...
Effingham County commissioners approved their budget for the coming fiscal year and the millage they believe they need to support it, but one commissioner has had a change of heart in how the money is doled out.
Scott Hinson, owner of Hinson's Georgia Market, and his wife Sue Nell have announced his intention to run for chief magistrate of Effingham County.
As much as she wanted to, Vera Jones won't be running for re-election to the Effingham County Board of Education.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) and a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in Congress approved legislation Thursday that will lend an extra helping hand to workers who've lost their jobs in the recent economic downturn. The Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act will immediately give workers who've lost their jobs 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits in every state. It was approved by a vote of 274-137.
RINCON - "Like Nero in ancient Rome, the Democrat-controlled Congress is fiddling while the economy goes up in flames because of skyrocketing fuel prices," said Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah). "People across the 12th District tell me they want real solutions to this problem, not just politics-as-usual."
Voting will take place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today at the Vernon C. Hinely Center for Rincon municipal elections.
The drug court in Effingham County received a shot in the arm from the county law library.
A look at the five candidates for the three seats on Rincon City Council.
A young child was injured when a pick-up truck collided with an Effingham County school bus Wednesday afternoon.
State Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting consumers to the recall of particular packages of Bailey's Choice dog treats. These products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella and should be discarded.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.
Ronda Rich not only carried on a family tradition of finding humor in life's challenges, she made a career of it.
David Jimenez spent the final day of his life the way he enjoyed so many others - with a golf club in his hand.
Registered sex offenders on probation in Effingham County will be spending their Halloween at the sheriff's office.
An agreement between Effingham County and King America Finishing is under wraps, until all the signatures have been received, after county commissioners agreed Tuesday night to an out-of-court settlement.
As the state's lead agency for implementing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division is soliciting proposals for land acquisition projects in the coastal region that are consistent with the state's coastal and estuarine land conservation plan.
After receiving an extension for last year's audit, Effingham County's commissioners may have to get another one to complete this year's audit.
Effingham County commissioners will meet with an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative next month to discuss a possible change in how the county government is organized.
A chemical spill in September at a Screven County textiles plant was no threat to the Ogeechee River, according to an attorney speaking for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper.
Some Effingham County neighborhoods are getting their own version of an extreme makeover.