Severe Weather Awareness Week kicked off Monday in Georgia, a time when residents are encouraged to set aside a few minutes each day to prepare for unexpected events, practice emergency response procedures for all types of weather and learn more about local threats.
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.
An Effingham County man has pled guilty to the July 2013 slaying of his cousin.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the creation of the Child Welfare Reform Council to improve the child welfare system and better protect Georgia's most vulnerable citizens.
The grand debut of the Mars Theatre is about a month away, and Springfield City Council members took steps to make sure there could be a proper toast.
Having set clocks ahead one hour is a good reminder to check home smoke alarms, according to Effingham Fire and Rescue.
A once-convicted felon who pointed a shotgun at a family and led Effingham County Sheriff's deputies on a chase is going back to prison.
Guyton's permit for its planned wastewater treatment plant sprayfield may be headed back to the state Environmental Protection Division.
The race for the Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat has drawn four candidates, and all three county commission seats up for election will be contested in the May 20 primary.
The field for the May 20 primary is growing for a number of Effingham County races.
Effingham County commissioners approved allowing Rincon to annex 66 acres, following a split vote and questions for Rincon city officials.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds Georgians that they must change their clocks to daylight saving time earlier this year - and they should also change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time.
Effingham County officials may be taking steps to address another crash-plagued intersection.
How Effingham County will spend more than $230,000 on recreation is not just a matter on which projects the money will be directed but also how soon.
At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.
Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.
A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.