ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order lifting certain restrictions for commercial trucks and other types of motor vehicles transporting food to livestock. The severe drought in Georgia has resulted in an inability to produce home-grown crops sufficient to sustain Georgia livestock.
Those from the business and medical communities celebrated the opening of the new Effingham Hospital Physician's Center in Springfield on Tuesday morning.
Mitchell Bieber was indicted by the grand jury on Monday in Effingham County Superior Court following evidence presented by Brad Brown, an investigator with the sheriff's office.
Tuesday was the last day for property owners to file appeals on their assessments, and Chief Appraiser Janis Bevill said her office had received more than 2,000 appeals on property assessments that went out last month.
Effingham County residents continued to pepper county commissioners on rising property values and taxes during a hearing on the hospital authority's proposed millage rate.
The Effingham County Board of Elections hasn't even been seated and already there is a furor brewing.
The Effingham County Board of Education explained its decision to keep its millage rate the same during two public hearings Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue will lead a state delegation on an economic development and diplomatic mission to Europe from June 18-29. The mission will take the governor to six countries, including the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland), France, the Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium.
A man was reportedly assaulted and robbed in the middle of the day at his home in downtown Guyton on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) criticized the Democratic leadership in the Senate for refusing to allow up or down votes on Republican amendments that would strengthen comprehensive immigration reform.
Law enforcement officials are investigating an alleged bomb threat called into the Effingham Hospital on Monday afternoon.
Even with bad weather and power outages, the Ms. Senior Southeast Georgia pageant continued Saturday night at Effingham County High School.
Josh Jameson caught this fish during Memorial Day weekend on Clark Hill Lake. It weighed 46.3 pounds and was 48 inches long. He is now getting it mounted at Soggy Bottoms Taxidermy in Effingham County.
As another hurricane season begins, the Effingham County Health Department urges everyone to prepare now to protect their lives, their loved ones and their property before a storm approaches our coast. Preparedness is important for all coastal residents, but critical for those with special needs.
STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.