Amidst all the barbecues and cookouts over the extended July 4th holiday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office had a busy weekend of its own.
Effingham Health System announces that a new system used to detect surgical sponges has been implemented for its surgical suites.
Black bears have reportedly been roaming around Bulloch County over the past few weeks. Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn confirmed Saturday night several black bear sightings in the area.
Having decided to forge ahead with upgrades for the south communications tower, Effingham County commissioners will deliberate how to pay for it and other improvements to the county's radio system.
Having grown up in the small town of Jackson, Dr. Tony Miranda appreciates the importance of helping neighbors.
AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Independence Day weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone an call for a Tow to Go ride through July 7.
The state Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to make safety a priority before boating this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend by wearing a life jacket, boating sober, taking a boating safety course and reviewing your safety check list.
ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.
STATESBORO - Georgia Department of Natural Resources' board voted to reorganize the department, creating a Law Enforcement Division separate from its Wildlife Resources Division.
With the Mars Theater's renovations moving at a brisk pace, Springfield City Council members are ramping up efforts to find someone to run the facility.
Expect to see Georgia State Patrol troopers and Department of Natural Resources personnel out in force for the next few days.
An Effingham County dog's day in court will have to wait another month. Kno, a pit bull that has been the ward of Effingham County Animal Control for nearly 11 months, had a hearing to determine his fate pushed back until next month, at the request of its court-appointed attorney, Mickey Kicklighter. "Mr. Kicklighter had approached the court on behalf of the canine and requested the hearing be continued," Judge William Woodrum said Wednesday afternoon. ...
SOCIAL CIRCLE - As part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division will participate in Operation Dry Water from June 28-30.
Even with one big project set to commence and other project still in the offing, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority will have a smaller budget for its upcoming fiscal year.
Effingham County commissioners have a draft of the fiscal year 2014 budget to go over, after approving a continuing resolution at their meeting last week.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct 12.